• Cape Chignecto

    Open June 15 - October 12, 2020
    1108 West Advocate Road, Advocate Harbour, NS
    Telephone: (902) 392-2085 when park is open
    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 60 km (37 mi) of wilderness trails and remote walk-in campsites.
    Facilities and Services
    • There are no drive-up sites in the park.
    • 80 Walk-in sites
    • Group Camping Site
    • Backcountry Hiking sites
    • Backcountry Kayaking sites (12)
    • 3 Cabins & 1 Bunkhouse
    • Hiking Trails
    • Beach Access (Unsupervised)
    Before You Arrive
    • Cape Chignecto is a backcountry trail and camping experience.
      • The park offers a 52 km (32 mi) coastal loop, rated as Difficult.
        • A 3-night stay is recommended to complete the loop.
    • Know your capabilities and come prepared for the season.
    • Be aware of tide times when planning your trip.
    Campgrounds and Backcountry Sites
    • New Yarmouth Campground
      • 28 walk-in sites accessed via a multi-use/service trail
        • connect with high quality front-country hiking trails (and backcountry trails)
        • several hiking opportunities available using these sites as a base camp
      • walk-in sites accessible from parking lot and/or drop off area
        • parking lot is 300 m from first site; drop off area is 75 m from first site
      • a 3-5 person walk-in group site is adjacent to the drop off area
      • centralized pit privies and woodshed
      • each site has fire grill and is well buffered from the others
    • Backcountry Sites (Hike In)
      • only accessible from trailhead at Red Rocks
      • coastal trail includes physically challenging conditions
      • users should be physically fit and able to carry equipment appropriate for wilderness travel
    • Backcountry Kayaking Sites
      • available at Refugee Cove and Seal Cove
    • There are no drive-up sites at Cape Chignecto.
      • Please call (902) 392-2085 for more info on a community-operated campground 5 km east of the park.
    Wilderness Cabins and Bunkhouse
    • Situated on coastal trail
    • No power or running water
    • Reservable through the toll-free reservation line (1-888-544-3434)
    Arch Gulch Cabin*
    4 Double Bunks
    Big Bald Rock
    4 Double Bunks
    Seal Cove/Carey Brook
    4 Double Bunks
    Eatonville Bunkhouse
    8 Single Bunks
    *located 9 km from Visitor Centre on coastal trail
    For more information on nearby attractions visit Tourism Nova Scotia