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“Excellent......” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cape Breton Highlands National Park

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
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.
Bedford, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Excellent......”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Wonderful views and wild life a plenty. Hikes were well marked and cleared. Good parking and the roads are a dream to drive along. We will be back for more.

Visited October 2013
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Dartmouth, Canada
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Excellent Outdoor Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Incredible views, beaches, trails and parks. There is a good reason the Cabot Trail is rated one of the best in drives in the world

Visited May 2013
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Michigan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“So Much to Explore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

There really is so much to cover when evaluating the park as a whole, so perhaps look for specific recommendations regarding places, hikes, etc. on this site. But as a whole, the views are stunning, the Cabot Trail takes you there but is a wonder in itself, and find the time to explore the totality of the area. Recommended doesn't begin to cover it.

Visited July 2013
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Wild and beautiful environment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The park is remote, wild and spectacularly beautiful. There are numerous walks to suit all fitness levels and the views are amazing. Absolutely nothing to dislike.

Visited June 2013
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Victoria
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“Second best island in Canada”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This is a great national park and island, only second best cos I live on Vancouver Island on Canada's west coast. We enjoyed whale watching (a pod of very playful pilot whales) out of Cheticamp, hiking at Skyline and Fishing Cove. The latter was the best, a 12 km hike and a bracing swim in the ocean, with a mother moose and calf to keep us company at one point. Drive is excellent around the Highlands, lots of good bird watching everywhere in Summer/fall. Excellent lobster and snow crab in season, friendly people and great music/culture. Well, maybe it is the best island in Canada, in Summer !

Visited August 2013
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