We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cape Smokey Provincial Park

40301 Cabot Trail, Ingonish Ferry, Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
+1 902-662-3030
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Awesome views

This was great stop on our tour of the Cabot Trail. Great coastal views from the cliffs of Cape... read more

Reviewed November 21, 2017
Cantal
,
Lethbridge, Canada
one of the wonders of the world

or at least should be for the sheer natural beauty and dramatic landscape you just have to see it... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2017
algonquinfan
,
Buffalo, New York
Read all 97 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
About
Closed Now
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
See all hours
Contact
40301 Cabot Trail, Ingonish Ferry, Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
+1 902-662-3030
Write a ReviewReviews (97)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"cabot trail"
in 20 reviews
"provincial park"
in 4 reviews
"enjoying the view"
in 2 reviews
"out of this world"
in 2 reviews
"sunny day"
in 2 reviews
"natural beauty"
in 2 reviews
"smoky"
in 7 reviews
"cape"
in 8 reviews
"lookout"
in 8 reviews
"views"
in 34 reviews
"climb"
in 7 reviews
"cliffs"
in 5 reviews
"october"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 94 reviews

Reviewed November 21, 2017

This was great stop on our tour of the Cabot Trail. Great coastal views from the cliffs of Cape Smokey. A short hike takes you to the edge of the fenced area with views in all directions. Would be a great stop for a picnic...More

Thank Cantal
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 19, 2017

or at least should be for the sheer natural beauty and dramatic landscape you just have to see it to belive it no pictures can do it justice.

Thank algonquinfan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 2, 2017

The views here are beautiful .Always reminds me of Scotland...absolutely stunning views. We were there when it was a sunny day, saw it in every season , each time it is truly amazing.

Thank easterntreker
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed September 15, 2017

This is a nice stop to stretch your legs and enjoy the views, use the well maintained, clean outhouses or enjoy a nice picnic. Clean quite spot to walk around on some of the short trails and great spot for photographers.

Thank shane c
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 12, 2017

I had never heard of this park in all of my research until driving along the Cabot Trail. We pulled in and found restrooms, some terrific overlooks, and a hiking trail. Quite a surprise! We did not do the hike as we had a schedule...More

1  Thank Jonathan K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

The scenes are absolutely gorgeous! I have compared this to the lakes in Ontario and there is something very special and different about this area. The holes are fabulous and it's a photographers heaven. A Must see!!

1  Thank PareshSoni
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 14, 2017

Fortunate with the weather, we had clear views across the sea and good chats with other travellers. We did not have time to venture from the main road.

1  Thank Togmeister_Mark
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 9, 2017

Most people won't recognize that the huge mountain that they climb when leaving Ingonish is a provincial park. It is worth at least stopping at the lookout for the view back to Ingonish before heading on.

2  Thank Edward W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 24, 2017

Stopped here just briefly to take in the views and take some photos. We did not do any kind of real hike.

Thank colry2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Cape Smokey Provincial Park in Cape Breton Island offers grand views of the Atlantic the the coastal hills bedecked in flashing autumn foliage. We visited on October 14 and the timing was perfect as it was peak foliage. Take your picnic basket if it is...More

Thank Akhil B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 46 hotels in Cape Breton Island
Keltic Lodge Resort & Spa
1,031 reviews
4.19 miles away
Glenghorm Beach Resort
205 reviews
6.00 miles away
Seascape Coastal Retreat
310 reviews
6.59 miles away
Sea Breeze Cottages and Motel
100 reviews
6.67 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Coastal Restaurant & Pub
517 reviews
6.55 miles away
The Dancing Moose Cafe
159 reviews
6.58 miles away
Clucking Hen Cafe and Bakery
305 reviews
13.82 miles away
Chowder House
409 reviews
14.96 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Cape Breton Highlands National Park
1,234 reviews
3.59 miles away
Ingonish Beach
161 reviews
3.79 miles away
Middle Head Trail
268 reviews
4.36 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Cape Smokey Provincial Park staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
;