Parks Canada Places Re-opening on Cape Breton Island

Issued: September 23, 2020

LOUISBOURG, NOVA SCOTIA, September 23, 2020 – After assessing major facilities for safety issues and finding limited damage from post-tropical storm Teddy, Parks Canada is re-opening the following effective September 24, 2020::

  • Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
  • Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site including Louisbourg Lighthouse, with the exception of Kennington Cove, which will open at a later date.
  • St. Peter's Canal National Historic Site locks
  • Cape Breton Highlands National Park facilities including Broad Cove and Chéticamp campgrounds, Visitor Reception Centres and Entry Kiosks

While wind did knock down trees, facilities did not sustain significant damage. Parks Canada is currently assessing Cape Breton Highlands National Park’s 26 trails for possible deadfall and debris. Please take note that, while Parks Canada is currently removing barricades and barriers put in place for Teddy, visitors may come across some that have yet to be removed. Visitors are also asked to exercise caution on trails and to report significant debris to 902-224-2306.

Visitor safety is of the utmost importance for Parks Canada. These closures were necessary to ensure the safety of our visitors, campers and the Parks Canada team.


Darlene Doucet
Public Relations and Communications Officer
Cape Breton Field Unit
Parks Canada

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