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Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
+1 902-224-2306
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The highlands national park is worth the trip from most points of departure, as the blend of... read more

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Drove around it in a day but really should have taken more time. Stunning landscapes. The west side... read more

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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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The highlands national park is worth the trip from most points of departure, as the blend of mountains, ocean, and coastal foliage make it unique. The park is situated on the famous Cabot trail, making it very accessible by car. One can also easily stay...More

Thank NewManDue
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Drove around it in a day but really should have taken more time. Stunning landscapes. The west side and east side both offer something different. Would definitely visit this area again.

Thank jennifercE3067XN
Reviewed yesterday

We drove the entire park. We also hiked Skyline Trail (the long way). Some of the most beautiful views! There are parts of the trail that are very quiet and serene. Be on the lookout for moose because evidently there are several in the park....More

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 3 days ago

There are certain places that you visit because of the pictures you've seen. Cape Breton National Park's reality is better than the pictures.

Thank Beth K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We left Baddeck on a sunny Sunday morning to make drive the trail all the way to White Point. We expected a great deal more traffic for a Sunday. We were elated that it was relatively quiet on the road and that the construction delays...More

Thank J L
Reviewed 4 days ago

We spent 5 days on the western side of the park. I think the best views and trails are there, including the magnificent Skyline Trail. In addition, there are two great sites outside of the park that are must sees. White Point Trail on the...More

2  Thank PAWMAW1983
Reviewed 5 days ago

The lone Shieling trail was peaceful and the skyline trail was stunning! Whale watching tour (we took the Celtic zodiac adventures from ingonish) - I would have felt like I'd gotten my money's worth just from the beautiful scenery and the boat ride- the whales,...More

Thank chantelle_m_1985
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you only have time to do one trail be sure to do the skyline. At the fork go to the left. This is the easy side of the trail with the most views. When you get there, enjoy spectacular views for all activity levels....More

Thank GingerandJohn
Reviewed 5 days ago

We probably have been spoiled so please consider this in context. Whilst the national park is very nice it does not afford the wow factor of say the Canadian Rockies, the Grand Canyon or Yosemite. Its low key and can easily be seen in a...More

Thank Paul_of_Ashby
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is such a beautiful state park full of trails, look-outs, waterfalls, etc. It is a must see for sure! Loved our visit. Wished we were camping. So many amazing campgrounds.

Thank Jo Ann B
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6 July 2017|
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Response from Majeclan C | Reviewed this property |
I have not hiked this but I am just getting back from Cape Breton. By car, it takes about 2 hours to go from Cheticamp to Ingonish Highlands Golf course. We just did it. I'm sure you would be looking at a few days if there... More
Paula W
My husband and I are in the planning stages of a camping trip. We will have some time, at least a week, and would like recommendations on campgrounds. Hoping to arrive mid to late July. We are tenters, like having access to bathrooms and showers, but also like some privacy and separation between campsites, if possible. We hope to do a lot of hiking, touring, as well as historical sites and catching some music, if possible. Also, we are driving from New York City. Does it make sense to do an overland route, through New Brunswick, or take the ferry from Portland, Maine? We are SO hoping to see a moose; in all our travels out West, and in the New England states of the US, the only moose we have seen have been the images on road signs! Also, is there a first come first serve policy for sites, or are reservations always required? Thanks everyone!
21 June 2017|
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Response from Christian V | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I hope you enjoy your trip. I found that most of the campgrounds are rv designed, not so much privacy, especially for tenting. But as others have mentioned, you'll probably not be hanging out at camp. - so much more to... More
12 May 2017|
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Response from bj887 | Reviewed this property |
Hi to Yellowknife, You've picked a great area to camp and hike and lots to do. I assume you are driving since you are camping. Firstly, on your way to Cape Breton, YOU MUST make a stop in Pictou (where I'm from). The town... More