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Cape Breton Highlands National Park

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Address: Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
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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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Gardens beautiful

Nice place to visit. Manucared gardens. Little piece of serenity in heart of Halifax. Highly recommend.

Reviewed 2 days ago
redmacke
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Nova Scotia, Canada
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Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice place to visit. Manucared gardens. Little piece of serenity in heart of Halifax. Highly recommend.

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Prince George, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Glorious scenery. A fantastic walk to a scenic lookout. Great views of the Atlantic Ocean. However, take food as there are no dining amenities.

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Kingston, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Salmon Pond Trail was my highlight, got to watch a mother bear and her two cubs forage, undisturbed, for about half an hour.

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Saskatoon
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As a Canadian you must see this part of the country. Was surprised that even on May Long weekend, it wasn't busy. Canada 150 means the park is FREE. Great facilities at all park sites, picnic or campsites. The highlands are unique and so beautiful, regardless of the weather. A postcard at every stop, pullout or hike. Do get off... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This park is absolutely beautiful, and I believe traveling during low season is the best time to come because you seem to have the whole park to yourself. It does get heavily populated so if you want more of a peaceful and quiet experience, Coke during low season, you'll thank me! Many trails and breathtaking views, we drove from Cheticamp... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent just one day driving around this National Park yesterday. The views from the look outs were breathtaking. A really wonderful trip.

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Thank Mcalpin50
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Must drive the entire Cabot trail loop from Ingonish to Cheticamp and through Margaree back to Ingonish for the entire experience. My favourite hikes include Corney Brook and the Skyline trail

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Waterloo, Ontario
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

Wildlife is all around you and we say deer and bald eagles while walking and anticipating the scenery. Again, weather was on our side and what a view! Do it!

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

A place worth visiting if you come to Nova Scotia. The drive is spectacular with outstanding views. There are many hikes (of varying degree of difficulty) in the Park you can take. The Skyline Hike is worth taking, as you begin it about 1/2 to 3/4 of an hour before sunset. Make sure that it's decent weather when you go... More 

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Excellent. Spend your time in the 1st half of the trail which is the most amazing. The views are incredible. Do the skyline trail....tip: go late and you wont have to pay...about 6PM. You will have to walk fast and you will catch the sunset. AMAZING. The other side is really just a drive exiting....don't expect much.

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