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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 today

There is so much to see and do in the park. The scenery was beautiful especially with the vibrant fall foliage. We saw moose on two different days. Photo ops abound at the beaches and overlooks. There are hiking trails for all levels of fitness...More

Thank Maryann L
Reviewed yesterday

We did Skyline, the hike everyone discusses, and recommend doing the loop as well as the boardwalk. It is fantastic (and look out in all directions.) But on a cloudy and rainy day, we did about 6-7 miles of short hikes - the bog, the...More

Thank mommy057
Reviewed 2 days ago

We only had time to hike a couple of the trails in this spectacular park during our travels here but we thoroughly enjoyed both of them. Trails are well maintained and have pretty good signage. Hiking the boardwalk on the Skyline Trail was an incredible...More

Thank ChitchatCanada
Reviewed 2 days ago

Everywhere we went in this park was amazing. The trails were exceptional, and the roads were in excellent condition. A must see spot when you visit the island. There is amazing views, trails, wildlife and it is very clean...make sure to visit!

Thank tripper045
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a beautiful drive all year round but stands out in the fall with the colors of the trees changing.

Thank Pattie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cabot Trail is a drive that is an absolute "must do" if in Nova Scotia. In a days drive (minimum) you'll circumnavigate the Highlands National Park - but get out of the car and do some of the hikes, there are amazing things to...More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was such a beautiful park with lots of hiking trails and look out points just right off the highway. The staff members at the visitor center were so friendly and helpful. We had a great time there.

Thank that_mochi_chi
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an interesting day's drive with stunning mountain/coastal views although I'm rather jealous of one of the previous reviewers who saw lots of wildlife. We saw birds but not mammals. We were also there in summer and I can only presume that it's more...More

Thank Ann T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to this beautiful park. It’s well worth the time . My only complaint is that it’s difficult to see it all since it’s so big. The places to stay for the most part are at either end, so you have to...More

Thank cathycu2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful drive but wish there were more viewing places on the Atlantic Ocean side of the trail. Make sure you check the weather as it was very foggy on the Gulf of St. Lawrence side of the trail making visibility very bad. Fall is a...More

Thank Heather P
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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 349sherib | Reviewed this property |
When you pay it’s about 24 hours you have to use it. For example... we entered the park at approximately 11am Saturday morning. We had till Sunday 4pm the next day till it expired. I hope this helps!
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.