2013 Season - May 17 - Oct. 14
Visitor Notices: Eatonville day use area is open from June 28th until Octobern14th on a daily basis from 8:00 am to 8:00pm for visitation. Please note that the interpretive centre at Eatonville will not be open for the public until further notice due to environmental issues within the building.
Park Info:At Cape Chignecto Provincial Park, 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 40 km (25 mi.) of wilderness trails and remote walk-in campsites.
• The park is open 8am-6pm Monday to Saturday and 8am-5pm Sunday during the Summer season and from 8am-4:30pm seven days a week during the fall.
Please note: There are no drive-up sites in the park; however, there is a community-operated campground 5 km (3 mi.) east of the park.
Before Opening and after March 22, call (902) 254-3241 for further park information.
Campsite locations offer a variety of coastal vistas and appreciation of the unique landscape features
(ravines etc) at Cape Chignecto.(Click Map for larger image.)
New Yarmouth Campground
A system of high quality front country hiking trails (and backcountry trails) connect with these walk-in sites. Several hiking opportunities (coastal; ravine complex; inland; etc.) are readily available using these sites as a base camp.
Twenty-eight walk-in tent sites are accessible from a central parking lot and/or drop off area, situated 300 m and 75 m respectively from the first campsite. A small capacity ( 3 - 5 person ) walk-in group tenting site is situated adjacent to the drop off area. Individual walk-in tenting sites are designed to accommodate extended stays. Campsites are accessed via a multi-use/service trail with centralized pit privies and woodshed, each site has a fire grill and is well buffered from the others.
Backcountry Sites (Hike In)
Sites are only accessible from the trail head at Red Rocks. The coastal trail includes physically challenging conditions. Users should be physically fit and carry equipment appropriate for wilderness travel.
Wilderness Cabins and Bunk House-
Wilderness Cabins offer dry and secure overnight accommodation on the coastal trail (no power or running water). These facilities can be reserved through the toll-free reservation number (1-888-544-3434). The bunk house (12 bunks) offers similar accommodation to the cabins.
There is a new cabin located at Big Bald Rock. However, this cabin is not yet available for reservations.
Camping reservations can be made beginning April 2, 2013. See Reservations for details and conditions.
Cape d'Or (12 km)
Port Greville (20 km)
• Age of Sail Heritage Centre
Parrsboro (45 km)
• Fundy Geological Museum
• Ottawa House Museum
Joggins (45 km)
• UNESCO World Heritage Site Fossil Cliffs & Interpretive Centre
For more information on these and other attractions, please consult the NovaScotia.com or visit one of the many Visitor Information Centres.
Follow Route 209 from Parrsboro to West Advocate; from Highway 104, Exit 4 at Amherst, follow Route 2 to Upper Nappan, take Route 302 to Maccan, Route 242 to River Hebert and then follow Route 209 through Joggins to West Advocate. Our civic address is: 1108 West Advocate Road, Advocate Harbour.
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