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Cape Breton Highlands National Park

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

The Cabot Trail is a drive that is an absolute "must do" if in Nova Scotia. In a days drive (minimum) you'll circumnavigate the Highlands National Park - but get out of the car and do some of the hikes, there are amazing things to...More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed yesterday

It was such a beautiful park with lots of hiking trails and look out points just right off the highway. The staff members at the visitor center were so friendly and helpful. We had a great time there.

Thank that_mochi_chi
Reviewed yesterday

This was an interesting day's drive with stunning mountain/coastal views although I'm rather jealous of one of the previous reviewers who saw lots of wildlife. We saw birds but not mammals. We were also there in summer and I can only presume that it's more...More

Thank Ann T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to this beautiful park. It’s well worth the time . My only complaint is that it’s difficult to see it all since it’s so big. The places to stay for the most part are at either end, so you have to...More

Thank cathycu2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful drive but wish there were more viewing places on the Atlantic Ocean side of the trail. Make sure you check the weather as it was very foggy on the Gulf of St. Lawrence side of the trail making visibility very bad. Fall is a...More

Thank Heather P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went counter clockwise, as during the morning the sun coming off the ocean lit up the hillsides. Then during the afternoon, we got the same treatment, fabulous vistas. We enjoyed the wildlife, moose, lots of deer, coyotes, bald eagles, a fox and ruffed grouse....More

Thank Daryl W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my vacation for the sole purpose of visiting this park. I have no regrets. The park was amazing, great hikes, beautiful waterfalls, and an amazing drive. There is a park entrance fee, but you can tell they use the fee to keep up...More

Thank Daryl F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visitors have to purchase a pass to enter the national park but it is well worth the cost. It allows you to see some stunning unspoiled scenery and beautiful beaches.

Thank Burnham10
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent two days in the park enjoying the beauty of nature and hiking. We did a couple short hikes along with the Skyline Trail. There were numerous views and experiences that took our breath away. Definitely worth the time traveling to...More

Thank SteveSchappe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a trip not to miss and one needs to allow time to explore the different features of the Cabot Trail. Lots of hikes from easy to the challenging, but well worth the effort.

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Ellen V
2 September 2018|
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Response from Katie2H | Reviewed this property |
Ellen, The best thing to do is to talk with the rangers. But, try White’s Point. Not technically in the park. You could pack a lunch and walk out to the very end and back of White’s Point or less distance. Beautiful scenery... More
Sharon J
1 August 2018|
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Response from 349sherib | Reviewed this property |
When you pay it’s about 24 hours you have to use it. For example... we entered the park at approximately 11am Saturday morning. We had till Sunday 4pm the next day till it expired. I hope this helps!
25 July 2018|
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Response from Alan B | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in Ingonish at Broad Cove Campground. Lots of great hikes and sites within short driving distance from Ingonish.