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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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Beautiful scenery

Loved the natural beauty of the park sites. Thank goodness ford digital cameras, because I couldn't stop myself from taking photos at just about every stop. Also had a great... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Loved the natural beauty of the park sites. Thank goodness ford digital cameras, because I couldn't stop myself from taking photos at just about every stop. Also had a great little lunch at the Highland Burger Bistro" along the way in Pleasant Bay. Just don't expect speed as the proprietor makes meals as you order and can change things up... More 

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Dartmouth, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A large National Park in the highland of Cape Breton, there is lots to see and do here. Everything from short accessible walks to whole day hikes to simply driving and enjoying the views. There was a lot of road construction when we went through, but I could see that it would be improving the over-all experience when finished. There... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a bus ride through the park with many stops. This was great so I could look out the windo. We stopped at many areas that provided great views of Cape Breton's winding roads. One could easily spend a day or more exploring.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great hike and is not strenuous. The path is gravel and easy to walk. You may get to see a moose or two! Make sure to take water as there is none available on the trail. You will love the view of the ocean.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This park has so much to offer, I don't know where to begin. The scenery from the Cabot Trail as you pass through this park is breath taking. We pulled over with each view station to take pictures, explore the rocky outcrops, and just soak up the incredible views. We camped at Broad Cove Campground for our first night and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We are lovers of national parks! There is nothing like hiking through nature. We drove the entirety of the Cabot Trail which goes through Cape Breton Highlands National Park. As we drove through the park we stopped at many scenic overlooks. The hilly coastline provided many opportunities to be amazed by the natural beauty of the park. As I had... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this park in June 2016 and we just loved it. The scenery is absolutely stunning. We drove the Cabot Trail and there's not much scenery that stacks up against this drive. If you do this trail, take a little extra time and drive up to Meat Cove on the north end. The last half of that drive is... More 

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Yellowknife, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely National Park located on the northern tip of Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island. You can do the Cabot Trail coastal-ish drive that goes around the park and offers some nice views and tranquil spots for lunch etc; it is only 100km drive, so would probably only take couple of hours to do. However, having stayed in the area (Cheticamp... More 

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Clifton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As a landscape photographer, I travel all over looking for great scenic shots. I have done most of the National Parks in the US so I decided to photograph this park in Canada. Wow, what incredible views from easy to pull over and park areas all along the Cabot Trail. My only complaint is that there is a lot of... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

National Park is full of trails of various lengths for hiking and walking. The park is enormous and entails a lot of driving. Advice would be to go to the Park website BEFORE your trip and search out exactly what you want to do (is it golf? Is it hiking?) and then plan your accommodations and travel around where you... More 

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