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Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Address: Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
Phone Number: 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
Owner description: Treasures abound throughout the headlands and rugged cliffs of Cape Breton Highlands with its...
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Type: National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Driving, Camping, Hiking
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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Banff, Alberta
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91 reviews 91 reviews
13 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Wide variety of trails, many shorter trails, which allows one to cover more ground and see a variety of ecosystems. We spent four days hiking in the park and would return to do more. Highly recommend to go during Celtic Colour Festival.

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iowa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

A most beautiful area. We had to stop at nearly every pull-off to take photos. It was in August, and everything was green. However, the fall trip would be marvelous. The various colors of the trees would be most awesome. I understand that many tour buses take the Cape Breton trip and the bed and breakfasts need to be booked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

It's worth to drive and Stay at this Beautiful Provincial Park and lots of exiting place to stop while driving around Cape Breton it's a wonderful experience to see the most beautiful Park. I will go back here again and again ,,, see u next summer !

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Toronto, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

In our numerous trips to Cape Breton, we have travelled around the Cabot Trail in fog, in bright sunlight, in light rain and at night. It truly has many wonderful places to stop for food, for souvenirs, for pictures and for whale watching. But the golf -- my goodness it's incredible. As an avid golfer averaging +- 100 rounds per... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
32 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

We visited the park as part of a recent transatlantic cruise. We rented a car in Sydney for the day. The drive to the park is long, but easy, including a very short ferry ride. The drive along the coast is spectacular and not to be missed. Ingonish is a nice small town with good restaurants, fuel, ATM, etc. -... More 

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Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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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249 reviews 249 reviews
41 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 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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152 reviews 152 reviews
41 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 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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220 reviews 220 reviews
88 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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32 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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