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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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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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Cape Breton

Awesome, even though it was chilly. And tonnes of snow yet, oh my god! There must've been 5 - 6 ft. of snow there

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Ucluelet, Canada
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Ucluelet, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Awesome, even though it was chilly. And tonnes of snow yet, oh my god! There must've been 5 - 6 ft. of snow there

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Ontario, Canada
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Such amazing scenery, hiking, and camping! Beside the ocean amoungst the highlands, it cant get better than that! There are a lot of whale watching tours, and we seen a couple moose while driving along through the park! Great getaway, highly recommend! There are a few different parks within the park where you can set up camp. Bring firewood while... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Go for a drive, go for a hike, sit on a beach. There's plenty to do in this park. I was only there for a brief time, I can't wait to go back. Be sure to bring a camera.

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Ithaca, Michigan
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Word fail me...... We were told by an fine elderly lady in a nursing home that God made the world and then he made Cape Breton. Then she went on to say that the Cabot Trail was the best of Cape Breton. We decided we wouldn't want to miss it so we spent a couple extra days driving the trail.... More 

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Halifax Region, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Stunning scenery, great local hospitality, all round nice part of the world! We were in the area for a tough but very well organised mountain bike ride that started and finished in Chetticamp so decided to camp in the park overnight. Stunning place, great facilities, awesome showers after a hard day on the bike! Would like to visit again with... More 

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Rockwood, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Worth a trip out there to appreciate the beauty and scope of the landscape. Try driving clockwise and counterclockwise for a unique experience.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I'm an outdoorsy person. I loved every minute of this place. As you journey through the trail you will discover such different terrain. The drive is incredible, its a two lane mostly dirt road. Review your maps and really pay attention to the signs or you can miss a point. A small car and was fine going up steep parts.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

There are no words to describe this! If you are thinking of taking a trip to Cape Breton, DO IT! if you are not thinking about it, DO IT!!! You will not regret it!

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Plainfield, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We ended up in Cape Breton when trying to goto Newfoundland, but their ferries broke down so we were stuck in Cape Breton. We decided to spend the week in the Highlands area and are we ever glad we did. So many cool places and beaches to see. Looking forward to going back some day.

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

October is a wonderful time to enjoy the fall colours at the Cape Breton HIghlands National Park and the weather is great for hiking.

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