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  • Whycocomagh Provincial Park, NS


    Whycocomagh Provincial Park is located near the western shore of Bras D'Or Lake on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Sites are on a sunny hillside, but you can find some nice shaded sites as well. We were impressed with how well the park is maintained.


    There weren't many campers here when we checked in just before lunch on a Thursday. We selected site 31, which was quite level and sunny, with a view of the lake.

    Date of visit: Aug 2009

    Sites 44-49 are mostly sunny, with an occasional tree here and there.

    Site 44.

    A couple of sites are right beside small shelters.

    Sites 19 - 21 are a little lower down the hill. The little trailer is on site 21.

    Sites 2 - 5 are down at the bottom of the hill.

    At the lower end of the CG are sites 7 - 16. In the background is Salt Mountain. A 2-mile trail takes hikers up to several viewpoints affording great views of Bras D'Or Lake.

    The modern bath-house was incredibly clean with nice hot showers. To the right is the small laundry facility.

    Whycocomagh Provincial Park is the final resting place for Nova Scotia's only totem pole. It was a gift from the province of British Columbia in 1971 and stood for many years at Port Hastings near the Canso Causeway. In 2008 the pole was deemed no longer structurally sound and following native tradition which says the totem should return to the earth, it was brought here to its final resting place.

    We had never seen an albino crow before, but we're pretty sure that's what this is.


    60 sites, no hookups

    Rates: $23 ($21.87 for seniors)

    Dump station, showers, laundry

    Activities/Nearby Attractions

    Alexander Graham Bell Museum

    The Cabot Trail

    Scottish Highland Village

    Orangedale Station Museum

    Egypt Falls

    Coord: 45.6648 N, 61.10416 W