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Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
+1 902-224-2306
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Beautiful! We joined the ranger led sunset hike on the Skyline Trail. The views were breathtaking... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Fabulous scenery, stunning views, magnificent seascapes

No wonder this is hailed as 1 of the top 10 scenic drives in North America. The Park is... read more

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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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Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
+1 902-224-2306
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful! We joined the ranger led sunset hike on the Skyline Trail. The views were breathtaking! The parking area for the trail has been expanded.

Thank Virginia-Travel-Fans
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No wonder this is hailed as 1 of the top 10 scenic drives in North America. The Park is magnificent. The leaves were starting to get their glorious autumn mantle. The road alongside the sea at times was breathtakingly lovely. Some stunning small beaches Insufficient...More

1  Thank Deena63
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time back in July 2017 after 10+ years. The trail is so beautiful and so many amazing things to do along the way. Make sure you stop for lots of pictures. There are endless amounts of great towns to stay in and something for...More

Thank Laura L
Reviewed 16 December 2017

This park is beautiful in the summer, and especially in the Fall during the Fall colours. Base yourself in Cheticamp around October 12th-25th for the best chance to catch the maple trees in their beautiful fall colours.

Thank BMphotoTours
Reviewed 19 November 2017

The center of the Highlands Cape Breton Highlands National Park is the National Park Visitor. This is quite a large Visitor Center. They even have a bookstore and souvenirs. It’s in this Center that we can order guided tours in the highlands. The most popular...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 29 October 2017

I've seen the West and East coasts. My first trip into the park was nothing less than awe inspiring! I've seen the postcards, but when you see with your own eyes.... WOW!

1  Thank Ken C
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Attended a wedding in Bar Harbor and tacked on a visit to Cape Breton in mid October. Fabulous coastal views, fall foliage spectacular, numerous hikes to fit any schedule or exercise regimen. So glad we made the trip.

Thank jmckphil
Reviewed 23 October 2017

The massive park, well protected by public and private efforts, offers a most interesting array of geological and other natural wonders. During our recent stay in the area, we joined a few other hikers on a "moderate" 9K trek on the Mica Hill Trail which...More

Thank Len L
Reviewed 23 October 2017

This was one of our favorite places during our trip to New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. The drives are beautiful, you see a lot of the water. Be sure to drive out to Meat Cove.

Thank Hola4876
Reviewed 23 October 2017

The views are wonderful, the bugs can eat you so have spray. we planned to camp but the campgrounds had no potable water so unless you have an RV with water on board you are not going to be staying in the campgrounds. Loved our...More

Thank skibumFernie
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17 January 2018|
Response from Deena63 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. Can’t help. We went by car. But there is a national parks board with an office at the entrance and I am sure you will find info there if you google
20 October 2017|
Response from Marianne P | Reviewed this property |
Not sure as we visited in mid-September. Hotels we stayed at close at the end of October