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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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Breathtaking views and well marked trails

The trails were great and the views were truly amazing. Highly recommend this trip to everyone. Obviously, a lot of care and maintenance to keep the trails so well marked and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Toronto
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The trails were great and the views were truly amazing. Highly recommend this trip to everyone. Obviously, a lot of care and maintenance to keep the trails so well marked and cleared, great job to the parks staff.

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Windsor, Canada
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful national park. The day pass was only around 7.00 each. It was valid until 4 pm the following day. What a variety of hiking trails. The scenery at the top of the mountain was phenomenal. The beaches were so clean and beautiful. The golf links course which was one of the top 100 in the world was... More 

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Mystic, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The park is absolutely beautiful! It's a great place to enjoy nature, excellent hiking trails, scenic views, and helpful guides.

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Ontario
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Despite being evacuated due to rain and overflowing rivers I think this is a fabulous park. Lots of great trails and things to do. Scenery is amazing. Staff were wonderful, even faced with a great challenge of evacuating and relocating a campsite full of people. We will be back.

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Dartmouth, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A very special place, take your time enjoying the very varied scenery, beaches and wild life . The bog trail is an easy and fascinating walk. We visit every year and never get tired of this part of the world.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Even though different people have different choices as per their favorite sites, but no one can dream dislike this park. I have seen different age groups enjoying the breathtaking views of the park. The trails are amazing with mesmerizing natural views. Must See if you are going to Nova Scotia.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Anyone visiting the East Coast of Canada must take the trip around the Cabot Trail and most especially the time to hike the skyline trail ,that although it can be VERY windy at the end and you may have to hang on tight to the rails, it is very much worth it . We visited during mid October and were... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I wanted to do a review of Green Cove in the park, but given it is slated for demolition this fall I expect it has been removed from the list of places to review. I had not been back to Cape Breton in 19 years since bringing my 6 month old baby to visit her paternal relatives. Despite the issues... More 

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Charlottetown, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The drive was fantastic. Signage was consistent, minimal construction, views were breath taking, and lots of places to pull over. We were very happy.

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Tappahannock, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We bought the annual Discovery Pass for the Canadian National Parks and enjoyed visiting the Cape Breton Highland Park as part of the Cabot Trail. A pleasurable change as the road surface improves dramatically and the calm of natural life returns after driving through commercial areas! Signage for trails is done well but sometimes missing at key junctions and you... More 

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