Battery

2015 Season - June 12 – October 19

Park Info: Located on on the southeast coast of Cape Breton Island, the park is on a hillside overlooking St. Peters Bay.

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

Battery ParkThe Park 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 involved in the French and English struggle over the North American continent.

Facilities and Services
The park offers a 56 site wooded hillside campground, comfort station (showers and flush toilets), open picnic area, and unsupervised beach. Walking trails provide a good view of the surroundings and much of the history of the site is described at interpretive sites along the way.

WiFi is available at the admin building and surrounding area. Password required, please see the park receptionist.

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


Programs and Events

May-31-15
2 PM
St. Peters Volksmarch

Join the Cape Breton Island Hoppers for a 5 or 10 KM walk.  This hike is suitable for all ages.  Participants will meet at Battery Provincial Park picnic area at the park entrance.  The walk will include trails within the park as well as  along the trail on the water side behind the town of St. Peters. This hike could take approximately 2 hours  Registration will take place at 1:30 pm.  Please note that there is a $2 fee.  Dress for weather conditions and wear good walking shoes.  Bring water, sunscreen, insect repellent and snacks.  Contact Julie at (902) 562-5789 or email juliedzaich@bellaliant.net.


 

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

Click here for a park map

 

GPS Coordinates

X utm:
666198.158103

Y utm:
5058154.68931

 

Brochure

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