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Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
+1 902-224-2306
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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.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cabot trail” (286 reviews)
“cape breton” (130 reviews)
“nova scotia” (76 reviews)
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Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
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"cabot trail"
in 286 reviews
"cape breton"
in 130 reviews
"nova scotia"
in 76 reviews
"broad cove"
in 28 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 39 reviews
"spent two days"
in 14 reviews
"west side"
in 29 reviews
"bog trail"
in 20 reviews
"highlands national park"
in 25 reviews
"ingonish beach"
in 26 reviews
"great hiking"
in 16 reviews
"every turn"
in 15 reviews
"take your time"
in 26 reviews
"middle head trail"
in 22 reviews
"natural beauty"
in 16 reviews
"bucket list"
in 20 reviews
"visitor center"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

When visiting the Park, spend some time at the Visitors' Centre. You can pay your entry fee there. In addition, the staff can provide valuable advice about specific activities and sites that might be of interest to you. The map and the guidebook brochure are...More

1  Thank Peeter P
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There is some roadwork being done on the Cheticamp side so get a early start 9am best Great drive great views make sure you DO the skywalk its a 6km or 9km loop mild to mod intensity depending on the length the views at the...More

1  Thank Tempusfugit2015
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What amazed us more than anything was the excellent infrastructure that the Canadian government invests in to make the park accessible and gorgeous. Unspoiled by tourist trappings, it is just nature in pure form. Skyline Trail is a must as are many of the other...More

Thank Caitlin855
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I wish we had had more time to visit the park. We stayed in local motels, visited locals shops and restaurants, and rode our bikes through the park for a couple days. We hiked the skyline trail & stopped at every overlook or trailhead as...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family and I took the night hike offered at the park for about $15 each. Our guide was amazing and led us on a silent and reflective hike in the absolute darkness. Once in a lifetime experience.

1  Thank Jessica R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The scenery is breathtaking. Forest, ocean, beautiful beaches, wildflowers everywhere and perfectly maintained roads. I love the signs in both English and Scots Gaelic!

Thank Máire Q
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had thought Scotland was the most beautiful place in the world. I grew up near the Rocky Mountains. I have seen Alaska and Scandinavia, and many, many parts of the world. However, after driving the Cabot Trail, I have to say this is the...More

3  Thank Michael V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This park features The Cabot Trail, surely one of the world's great ocean drives. Be sure to stop for a hike at the Skyline trail for some wonderful views over the ocean and you may even spot a whale below as we did. The village...More

1  Thank teachrguy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has earned its reputation as one of the world's best drives. We've driven the Irish coast, Big Sur in California, the Amalfi Coast in Italy, and a few others to boot and the Cabot trail and Highlands Park hold up well against any...More

Thank ARTalker
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was pretty disappointed with my stay Cheticamp. It's a great location -- very central to the many great hikes on the west side of the national park. But there's just so much they could do differently. To start, I don't understand why the campground...More

Thank Marissa E
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cathywhiteh
June 6, 2018|
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Response from Cat M | Reviewed this property |
If you’re into the outdoors , I would suggest you do a few trail in the National Park; Skyline Trail , Acadian Trail , Franey etc. There are many to visit. The Gypsum mines in Cheticamp is a nice little spot to stop for a... More
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Alehar
May 24, 2018|
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Response from Cat M | Reviewed this property |
I am used to exploring the trail starting at Cheticamp and continuing through the national park over the mountains to Ingonish and beyond. Cape Smoky is breathtaking and Baddeck area is beautiful as well. If you’re into... More
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leslien68
April 14, 2018|
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Response from Tim W |
yes of course u can. however u will better enjoy going slower enjoy.
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