Battery

2015 Season - June 12 – October 19

Park Info:Located on the south coast of Cape Breton Island, this park overlooks St. Peters Bay and the Bras d’Or Lake.

The lighthouse found in the park serves as a beacon for the entrance to St. Peters Canal. Completed in 1869, the 800 m (2,600 ft.) the St Peter’s Canal and lock system allows vessels to sail between Bras d' Or Lake and the Atlantic Ocean.

The park saw European occupation as early as the 1700’s and is home to a number of historically significant sites, including the site of a lime kiln used to make plaster and mortar, some of which was used in the construction of Fortress Louisbourg, as well as the remains of two forts that were involved in the French and English struggle over the North American continent.

Facilities and Services The park offers 56 wooded and/or open campsites located on a picturesque hillside, showers and flush toilets, a picnic area, and an unsupervised beach. Walking trails provide good views of the surrounding landscapes and bodies of water. Learn more about the history of the area at interpretive sites kiosks along the way. WiFi is available at and near the park administration building. Password required, please see the park receptionist. Camping reservations can be made beginning April 2, 2016. See Reservations for details and conditions.

Facilities and Services
The park offers 56 wooded and/or open campsites located on a picturesque hillside, showers and flush toilets, a picnic area, and an unsupervised beach. Walking trails provide good views of the surrounding landscapes and bodies of water. Learn more about the history of the area at interpretive sites kiosks along the way.

WiFi is available at and near the park administration building. Password required, please see the park receptionist.

Camping reservations can be made beginning April 2, 2015. See Reservations for details and conditions.


Nearby Attractions

St. Peter's Area
  • St. Peter's Canal (adjoining)
  • Nicolas Denys Museum (1.5 km)
  • Wallace MacAskill Museum (2 km)

The many local museums and festivals provide a glimpse into the rich Acadian and Celtic heritage found throughout the region.

For more information on these and other attractions, please consult the NovaScotia.com or visit one of the many Visitor Information Centres.

How to Find Us

Battery

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GPS Coordinates

X utm:
666198.158103

Y utm:
5058154.68931

 

Brochure

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