By: Olivia Morgan

Cape Breton National Park

The park of the Maritimes


Cape Breton National Park was the first National Park in the maritimes.It was once home of the Micmac people and it shows many signs that the Acadian, French and Scottish settlers and pioneers whose descendants still continue to live there and dominate the land. In 1923 the construction of the Cabot Trail and a roadway circling along the coastlines was made for the tourism of people. This attracted alot of tourists and jobs for the unemployed. In 1932 the final link over the North mountain finished which brought access and communication to the northern settlements.

The Cabot Trail in Cape Breton park.


The park provides habitats for both Northern and Southern species of animals. The park has mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish and invertebrates. It has about 40 species of land mammals including moose, coyote, snowshoe hare and much more. There are about 229 categories of birds including seabirds like gulls and cormorants and in the woods there are many different kinds including hawks, bald eagles, owls and more. It isn't home to many species of reptiles or amphibians basically just pond frogs and garter snakes. Its is home to a couple types of fish; brook trout, Atlantic salmon and a couple more. There are thousands of invertebrates that can be found in the park including spiders, dragonflies, beetles and much more.

This is a Bull Moose grazing in the fields.

Physical Geography

The landform region that the Cape Breton park is located in is the Plateau landform region. The vegetation regions that the park is located in are the Boreal, Taiga and Deciduous. The climate of the park is warm summers, cool winters and moderate precipitation.


This is a map of where Cape Breton park is in Nova Scotia.
This is a site map of Cape Breton park showing all the trails and places to go.

Things to Do

There are many things to do and places to see in Cape Breton park. You can, camp, golf, swim, fish, hike, and much more. But you can also do yoga on the Skyline Trail.

People doing yoga on the Skyline Trail.

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