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Cape Breton Highlands National Park

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Address: Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
Phone Number: 902 224 2306
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Driving, Camping, Hiking
Description: Treasures abound throughout the headlands and rugged cliffs of Cape Breton...
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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No matter how you travel, you feel compelled to stop and take in the scenery. Raw nature seen by most in summer. One can only imagine the beauty of winter. A great place to visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

No matter how you travel, you feel compelled to stop and take in the scenery. Raw nature seen by most in summer. One can only imagine the beauty of winter. A great place to visit.

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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My wife & I celebrated my 65th birthday & retirement with a two week trip to Nova Scotia. Perhaps the high point was the Cabot Trail Drive through the Highlands National Park. The drive was beautiful and we stopped several times for short hikes that we really enjoyed. If you're ever in Nova Scotia you MUST do this drive!

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The park is an extension of Cape Breton's Cabot Trail. A word of advice. Check the weather and then cross your fingers. I have made the trip twice now counter-clockwise but note that the information centre and bookstore are in Cheticamp on the Northumberland side of the park. The bookstore has an excellent collection. For the fit among us the... More 

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Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The mountains and coastlines are preserved in this National Park. The beauty of Cape Breton Highlands is something that we recommend that you see with your own eyes. Not only is it educational and gorgeous but it is fun to stop and picnic. I think one of our favorite walks was in the BOG area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The views and landscapes are beautiful, and it is part of an enjoyable drive around the Cabot Trail. Unfortunately, I didn't realize, (or had any notice) that the only route around the Cabot Trail took you through the Park, with its required fees.

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Upper Sandusky, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Cabot trail offers an excellent drive with very nice and relaxing views,although many sections are in need of repair.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Parks Canada has done an exceptional job of preserving the beauty of this region. The lookouts and hiking trails are well-marked. The roads are a bit rugged in places, especially around Ingonish.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We were fortunate to see two moose, and a pod of pilot whales from shore while driving the Cabot trail in national park. Many, many great photo spors.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

One of the most amazing places I have visited. So many wonderful hikes to go on. Beautiful vistas and views everywhere. Highly recommend the skyline trail, middle head trail and the coastal trail.

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Milton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Fantastic scenic drive. Road on the Cabot Trail from Bannet into the park were a bit uneven due to the crazy winter but otherwise the park is very very well maintained and again - stunning scenery. Plenty of places to pull over for photos so if you miss one, there will be another.

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Additional Information about Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Address: Address: Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
Phone Number: 902 224 2306
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Ingonish
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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