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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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Great for hiking and biking.

Beautiful park, great vistas. Worth the trip. Take your time to explore and hike the trails. Roads need some upgrading.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Sooke, Canada
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Sooke, Canada
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful park, great vistas. Worth the trip. Take your time to explore and hike the trails. Roads need some upgrading.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

There are lots of great hiking trails in the park as well as beautiful beaches. Camping spots are plentiful. It's easy to enjoy the gorgeous scenery in the park. I like how well-maintained it is too. The rangers do a great job.

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Columbia, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Plan to take at least a full day visiting this beautiful park. Driving from Baddeck to Cheticamp gave great views. There are several easy hikes you might want to take along the way. The rangers at the park headquarters are helpful in pointing out hikes that are suitable for your physical abilities. The bog hike near Cheticamp is very enjoyable.... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful sight, definitely worth visiting. I recommend taking more then a day to do the entire Cabot Trail.

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Kitchener, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

WOW! there are many trails suitable for any activity level. The skyline trail is a MUST!! the view of the park road, hills and Ocean are fabulous! We also saw a cow(moose) and her calf. The middle head trail is amazing too. If you enjoy beautiful views at the end of your hikes these are both worth your time and... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Skyline hike on the Cheticamp side of the park is an absolute must-do. Cheticamp is an Acadian outpost on the edge of Canada. It provides all major services and is a great place to base your exploration of Cape Breton Highlands

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Essex, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

While traveling along the Cabot Trail, one can't help enter the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. In fact, if you want to drive the entire Cabot Trail, you have to purchase a day pass into the Park. That was a bit of a surprise, since we had no plans to either camp or use any of the hiking trails. Not... More 

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Barcelona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Beautiful rides, lovely trails, green, lush, scenic vistas - providing you can see it! We walked in the rain and cold which was doable. But occasionally the fog killed it for us.

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Dartmouth, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is a bucket list trip and everyone must do it at least once, or more, in their life. The scenery for simple beauty is second to none. The look off areas offer great spots for capturing photos and videos of your great trip. The hiking trails are even more spectacular with views that will take your breathe away.

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Edmonton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Beautiful national park filled with majestic views, well marked trails, fascinating wildlife, and contrasting landscapes where ocean, sky and land cliffs collide. Sunny days and blue skies can make a huge difference in bringing out the full colours and exposing its majestic beauty.

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Additional Information about Cape Breton Highlands National Park

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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