2017 Season Dates: May 19 to October 9
Park contact number: (902) 392-2085
Civic address: 1108 West Advocate Road, Advocate Harbour, NS
At Cape Chignecto Provincial Park, towering 180 m (600 ft.) sea cliffs rise from the Bay of Fundy, while the world's highest tides lap at their base. Best described as a wilderness park, it has 29 km (18 mi.) of pristine coastline, deep valleys, sheltered coves, rare plants, and remnant old-growth forests. The park offers over 40 km (25 mi.) of wilderness trails and remote walk-in campsites.
Please note: There are no drive-up sites in the park; however, there is a community-operated campground 5 km (3 mi.) east of the park. Refer questions about this park to (902) 392-2085.
Facilities and Services
Cape Chignecto offers walk-in campsites, 5 open, 75 wooded, 3 cabins, 1 bunkhouse, and 12 kayak.
Camping reservations can be made beginning April 2, 2017.
Campgrounds and Backcountry Sites
New Yarmouth Campground
A system of high quality front country hiking trails (and backcountry trails) connect with these walk-in sites. Several hiking opportunities (coastal; ravine complex; inland; etc.) are readily available using these sites as a base camp. Twenty-eight walk-in tent sites are accessible from a central parking lot and/or drop off area, situated 300 m and 75 m respectively from the first campsite. A small capacity ( 3 - 5 person ) walk-in group tenting site is situated adjacent to the drop off area. Individual walk-in tenting sites are designed to accommodate extended stays. Campsites are accessed via a multi-use/service trail with centralized pit privies and woodshed, each site has a fire grill and is well buffered from the others.
Backcountry Sites (Hike In)
Backcountry sites are only accessible from the trail head at Red Rocks. The coastal trail includes physically challenging conditions. Users should be physically fit and carry equipment appropriate for wilderness travel. Kayaking sites are available at Refugee Cove and Seal Cove.
Wilderness Cabins and Bunk House
These units offer dry and secure overnight accommodation on the coastal trail (no power or running water). These facilities can be reserved through the toll-free reservation number (1-888-544-3434).
Arch Gulch Cabin - 8.5 km from Red Rocks on coastal trail (4 double bunks).
Big Bald Rock - 4 double bunks.
Seal Cove/Carey Brook - 4 double bunks.
Eatonville Bunkhouse - 8 single bunks.
Before you arrive
Cape Chignecto is a backcountry trail and camping experience. Know your capabilities, and come prepared for the time of year and the activities you want to do. Be aware of tide times before your arrive.
The park offers a 52 km coastal loop which is rated very challenging. It is recommended to allow a three-night stay to complete the loop. Keep in mind that elevation is a significant factor when planning your trip.
Cape d'Or (12 km)
Port Greville (20 km)
- Age of Sail Heritage Centre
Parrsboro (45 km)
- Fundy Geological Museum
- Ottawa House Museum
Joggins (45 km)
- UNESCO World Heritage Site Fossil Cliffs & Interpretive Centre
For more information on these and other attractions, please consult Tourism Nova Scotia or visit one of the many Visitor Information Centres.