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Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
902 224 2306
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Ingonish
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Driving, Camping, Hiking
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Owner description: 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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Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Beautiful scenery...amazing spectacular views...harrowing drives! Lots of lookoffs, places to pull off and view! Great shops and restaurants along the way!!

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Lake City, Florida
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40 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This is a beautiful location. After reading about it, I was afraid that the drive would be really scary and right on the edge. It was not at all, the road was far enough from the drop offs that I never felt in danger. There are quite a few nice hikes to do in the park. In the US, the... More

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Halifax, Canada
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149 reviews 149 reviews
41 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The Cape Breton Highlands National Park isn't just an attraction, it's an experience. Having lived in Nova Scotia for most of my life, I have always been aware of the Park, but never took the time to visit until recently. My husband and I took the drive up on a weekend in October and are still in awe of the... More

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Lake City, Florida
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146 reviews 146 reviews
52 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We had a great time driving and hiking in the National Park, The leaves had not turned much but the weather was great both days we were there.

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Peoria, Illinois
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129 reviews 129 reviews
32 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

What a treat - lots of driving but well worth it! Such a beautiful and well-maintained National Park. Well worth the small fee - and nice to have the helpful map to maximize the experience. I even encountered a moose in the middle of the road - no problem - just stopped and let him saunter across the road into... More

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Atkinson, New Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Wonderful park, extremely well maintained. Lots of stops for photos, short hikes. Amazing scenery. Must stop at the visitors center for helpful tips on planning your drive.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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144 reviews 144 reviews
67 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We love national parks, and Cape Breton Highlands is about our favorite to drive. We've done it four times now and always have our breath taken away by the views. Lots of great stops along the way as well. Every year we find something new. Can't wait for next year!

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London, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Beautiful! Every turn is impossibly more gorgeous than the last. Good rooms and light traffic. Many scenic lookouts with ample parking exactly when you need them. Makes me proud to be a Canadian!

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Vancouver
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We loved all of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, with its ocean vistas and sweeping cliffs. The Skyline trail was the highlight, though. While the first part of the hike is interesting, it isn't until you get to the boardwalk with its Atlantic views that you know you're in one of Earth's special places. Highly recommended!

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Felton, California
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228 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Beautiful views throughout the drive and hikes. Saw moose and spectacular views all thru the park. Worth a day or more to explore. We were a bit early for all the foliage but it was just beginning and already beautiful.

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