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Address: Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Activities: Group tours/bus tour, Whale watching, Kayaking, Driving, Camping, Hiking
Description: One of the most magnificent loop drives in North America treats visitors...
One of the most magnificent loop drives in North America treats visitors to the spectacular scenery of the Cape Breton Highlands.
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Beautiful area incredible drive

We were a few weeks too early as many things were not open. Advantage to that is not many vehicles on the road. Spectacular scenery. Spot anywhere and have the locals tell you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Glowach_Family
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Northwest Territories, Canada
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Northwest Territories, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were a few weeks too early as many things were not open. Advantage to that is not many vehicles on the road. Spectacular scenery. Spot anywhere and have the locals tell you their fave highlights. Most give you a map right to the places you need to see. You will be glad you did. Tip. Be thankful for smaller... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The view was amazing.the had many places to stop and pull over so you are able to get a ton of pictures. The ocean is amazing to watch it crash into the rocks. Had a great time we'll worth the 12 hour drive

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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Started from Sydney on a nice sunny day, but due to the late spring the colour and growth of trees and plants are way before and many attractions still closed. Good driving and stopping at various points and loverly beaches for photos. People very helpfully and friendly and out stops.

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Brisbane, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Our tour was in early May 2015. The 270km circuit started 70km southwest of Sydney at the village of Englishtown with a five minute ferry ride across one of the many arms of the Bras d"Or lake to land at the tip of a glacial moraine that stuck a kilometre out into the water. We then wound and wiggled our... More 

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Orillia, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We went at a very quiet time but it was still beautiful. I have been in season and now out of season and it doesn't matter when you go it is always a beautiful drive. A must see in Canada.

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Sydney, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

The Cabot trail is the most beautiful place I have ever seen lots of beautiful trees and beaches. Wonderful trails and resteraunts and craft stores very nice drive indeed I highly recommend anyone to go around the trail it's amazing!!!!!!!!

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ontario,canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I have travelled the Cabot Trail many times- the first time when I was 5. We visit Baddeck every 5 years and leave from here. It is one of the most beautiful drives that you will take. Leave a lot of time and visit the small shops along the way. If you can, take two days and stay somewhere on... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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157 reviews 157 reviews
124 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My friends and I took a road trip along the Canadian East Coast and the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, NS was one of the drives. Not only did I get to see my first moose, but I saw greens greener than green! Nova Scotia quickly became my favourite Canadian province! The trail is absolutely amazing with some stunning viewing... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We drove the entire Cabot trail in August 2014 - and doubled back a second time it was so beautiful. The B&B's throughout the entire trip are excellent but if your doing your trip in the peak period of summer reserve in advance. The area between pleasant bay and cheticamp is by far the best for wow views. We ate... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

WOW! You will not be disappointed if you make a trip around "The Trail". The mountains, the ocean, wildlife, beaches, fishing, GOLFING, camping or staying in a luxury resort, this place has everything. Awesome. I don't know where to start....depending on your length of visit and what you are looking for in a vacation, I can assure you its available... More 

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