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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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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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Rugged, beautiful, has everything from forests to ocean

We fell in love with this place. We hiked every day - looking for moose that never materialized. We went on five trails and they were all beautiful and unique. A recommendation... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ande N
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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25 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We fell in love with this place. We hiked every day - looking for moose that never materialized. We went on five trails and they were all beautiful and unique. A recommendation for the Skyline trail - go very early! We drove past it mid-afternoon and the parking lots had overflowed onto the highway. It was crowded. The next day... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful views! Tons of lookout spots. Good food along the way. Great camping too. I would recommend setting aside 2 days to drive the entire route.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Us Canadians are so lucky that our country spans over so many miles, and places are so different. The view here at the entrace's trekk is magnificent. It was not my first time in Nova Scotia, but it was for the Park. And I loved it. I would recommend anyone, Canadian and foreigner alike, to take the time to visit.... More 

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Almere, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When on Nova Scotia, don't miss the Cape Bretton Highlands National Park. Be advised that you have to pay admission for the park, but the money is well spend. You will enjoy stunning views and perhaps a chance to see whales in the wild. Just spend a day or maybe two days depending on the time you have.

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you have any appreciation for nature, you should take the drive around the park. If you are a hiker, there will be many options for you to take to the trails. Be advised, it does take a fair amount of time to make the entire circuit. Also be advised to purchase the park pass at the Visitor's Center. We... More 

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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Scenery that is astounding everywhere. I mean stunning, never saw anything like this before scenery. Not enough words to state it correctly. You simply must go to fully understand.

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Timmins, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

We toured through this are on motorcycles. The scenery is breathtaking. We did the Cabot Trail as well & thoroughly enjoyed the people, the food & the countryside.

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Hamilton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Spent three days driving around, hiking and exploring the Cabot Trail and National Park with a friend in August. Whilst we happened to pick probably the coldest week of summer all year, it was perfect for hiking and exploring this most magical spot! The scenery is breathtaking, every corner I turned another breathtaking vista spread out before me. Pictures don't... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

This is one of those National Parks where leaving your car and going for a walk is an absolute must. Here, there is that feel of being near the top-of-the-world. There is a lot to enjoy, including some spectacular scenery from on high. The views are magnificent. While there seemed to be a lot of vehicles parked at the entrance,... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This was actually rated between a 4 and a 5 only because I came two weeks before the autumn colors. I can only imagine how gorgeous this area would be at that time. It was special with mainly green but through in the various fall colors and it would be stunning. It took me 11 hours to do the full... More 

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