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Cape Breton Highlands National Park

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Treasures abound throughout the headlands and rugged cliffs of Cape Breton Highlands with its abundant wildlife, spectacular scenery and human history dating back to the last Ice Age.
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Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
+1 902-224-2306
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Each trail is in perfect shape and the people staffing the information centres are extremely knowledgeable. The sights vary from boreal forest to streams to lush moss on huge granite rocks. It would take many more visits to see everything. The road around the park...More

Thank svh175
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was a bit windy but otherwise nice. We saw a few showers but no moose. The scenery is breathtaking and more than I expected. The highs were high and almost touched the clouds. The road was being repaired in a few places but passable...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 3 days ago

We did not do the entire Cabot Trail drive but we did spend a long day in the park. The drive is challenging because it is hard to watch the road and the tremendous scenery as well. The roads were very twisty and represented a...More

Thank paul s
Reviewed 3 days ago

Rugged coastline, panoramic views, mountains, wonderful trails (we saw a moose cross our trail about 20 meters ahead of us on Skyline Trail), whales, restaurants, seafood, fishing villages. Plan to spend at least three days here.

Thank Brady V
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Cape Breton Highlands Park along the Cabot Trail offers a great view of majestic river and the highlands that form Cape Breton. Make sure you have your camera ready and, if you're up to it, your hiking shoes.

Thank RalphP2
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's all about taking your time to enjoy the natural beauty it has to offer! It's is in one of the 10 ten drives in the world but being able to stop smell the sea air , seeing the beauty of the coast and hiking...More

Thank 5000traveller
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great sandy beach with an amazing view, including The Keltic Lodge, while on the beach or in the water! Enjoyed a very refreshing swim on a very hot summer's day. Canteen service on site was a plus. And remember too walk to the nearby lake...an...More

Thank CaperMe
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a beautiful way to relax and enjoy the view on this very scenic highway. Stop at the look out points or take some hikes. You can do this in one day without a lot of hikes or take a two days and enjoy the...More

Thank Holly W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone should take time to experience this wonderful drive which is mostly along the coast. The views are terrific with lots of pull offs to enjoy the scenery and safely take photos. You will pass through several small towns with gift shops and local cafes....More

Thank awaywegoFlorida
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a few trails. The drive was beautiful but we had good weather. There is a fee to enter the Nat'l Park. I believe it is well worth the trip.

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Ellen V
September 2, 2018|
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Response from Katie2H | Reviewed this property |
Ellen, The best thing to do is to talk with the rangers. But, try White’s Point. Not technically in the park. You could pack a lunch and walk out to the very end and back of White’s Point or less distance. Beautiful scenery... More
Sharon J
August 1, 2018|
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Response from ARTalker | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I really don't tknow. Can you find the answer on the park site?
July 25, 2018|
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Response from Alan B | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in Ingonish at Broad Cove Campground. Lots of great hikes and sites within short driving distance from Ingonish.