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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 5 days ago

The best place ever for great views and to take lots of pictures. My wife and I truly enjoyed this trip so much. We will come back someday

Thank Don B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very beautiful and well worth taking time to walk and meander through the scenery. Would love to return.

Thank pollyoppy
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Park is just beautiful. We were there in the best week for their Fall Colors. Colors were fantastic, the best we have ever seen. Ocean views everywhere - only animal we saw was a moose. Walked along one ocean front beach - about 2...More

Thank 860aine
Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive around the North end of Cape Breton and through the Highlands National Park is breathtaking. The staff are welcoming, and the roads have recently been updated. There are well marked hiking trails along this scenic route. This venue is a vista that you...More

Thank Horsewoman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This national park is the reason we traveled to Cape Breton Island after a reunion with friends in Lunenburg. We loved the fact that hiking trails like Mica Hill were not terribly crowded, even during our high season visit.

Thank Gadabout777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Majesty, splendor and stunning, are all words that come to mind when describing Cape Breton Highland National Park. The road that takes you around The Cabot Trail provides one eye-popping view after another as you careen around the curves with huge vistas of land, sea...More

Thank Heidi S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment we entered the park we were warmly greeted by the park staff. They were extremely helpful and offered suggestions about places to stop. The park is beautiful and immaculately maintained. There were two places with road construction but the delays were minimal....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is so much to see and do in the park. The scenery was beautiful especially with the vibrant fall foliage. We saw moose on two different days. Photo ops abound at the beaches and overlooks. There are hiking trails for all levels of fitness...More

Thank Maryann L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did Skyline, the hike everyone discusses, and recommend doing the loop as well as the boardwalk. It is fantastic (and look out in all directions.) But on a cloudy and rainy day, we did about 6-7 miles of short hikes - the bog, the...More

Thank mommy057
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only had time to hike a couple of the trails in this spectacular park during our travels here but we thoroughly enjoyed both of them. Trails are well maintained and have pretty good signage. Hiking the boardwalk on the Skyline Trail was an incredible...More

Thank ChitchatCanada
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17 November 2018|
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Response from RalphP2 | Reviewed this property |
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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!