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Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
+1 902-224-2306
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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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“skyline trail” (194 reviews)
“cape breton” (128 reviews)
“hiking trails” (70 reviews)
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Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
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"skyline trail"
in 194 reviews
"cape breton"
in 128 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 70 reviews
"nova scotia"
in 74 reviews
"broad cove"
in 28 reviews
"spent two days"
in 14 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 37 reviews
"bog trail"
in 20 reviews
"west side"
in 28 reviews
"highlands national park"
in 25 reviews
"ingonish beach"
in 25 reviews
"great hiking"
in 16 reviews
"every turn"
in 15 reviews
"mary ann falls"
in 14 reviews
"take your time"
in 26 reviews
"middle head trail"
in 22 reviews
"visitor center"
in 16 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent some days on the western part of the park and drove the whole Cabot Trail and ended in Ingonish. We did some hikes and saw a lot of nice views

Thank Sonnie2403
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only spent a short period of time at the park as we were on a tight schedule. Plan on spending more time on next trip. Beautiful vistas and the fresh air make it worthwhile.

Thank huronhawk
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Scenery is excellent. It's beautiful in the summer. Hiking and photography. Moose can be seen in the summer.

Thank aphasiagroup
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately only had the time to visit as a day trip from Halifax (8 hour round trip drive), so our hike was limited to about 2 hours. However that two hour hike was amazing, and one of the best hikes I have had in Canada....More

Thank Eva W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this provincial park with a man with a disability. I was pleasantly surprised that they allowed his companion (me) into the park for free. We stopped at the visitors centre to pay for the pass and were shown what we should go to...More

Thank Kerri P
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

I'm going to be honest and say this is not a review of the camp park sites. If it was, this place would get a zero. They are TINY. You are on top of your neighbour and not in a good way. Even the RV's...More

Thank Juli O
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

One of the most beautiful national parks not only in Canada but the world! Breathtaking views around almost every corner along the scenic Cabot Trail highway which winds its way around the Cape Breton Highlands, the highest peaks in Nova Scotia. You often won't believe...More

1  Thank awd1970
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We spent two days on the Cape Breton island. The B&B and the restaurants were excellent. However, the views did not live up to the hype. It's pretty much the same scenery you would see driving through Maine. One interesting note are the signs in...More

Thank AJS_the_traveler
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We drove counterclockwise along the Cape Breton trail. I was astounded- the waves hitting against the highlands,the peace and tranquility, the beauty.. I can go on and on about how amazing the experience was. I hope to revisit some time soon in summer or fall...More

Thank PSDPSD2014
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

This trail is one of most most beautiful things I've ever seen, I haven't seen every corner of the globe but it's hard to find a place this beautiful and there is so much of it! So many amazing views from the road, amazing places...More

2  Thank Amt566
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leslien68
14 April 2018|
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Response from awd1970 | Reviewed this property |
Two nights would be enough in the area. Driving the Cabot Trail itself takes a full day. You will want to stop at the many lookoffs and explore.
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timgrc
17 January 2018|
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Response from Bruce B | Reviewed this property |
We spend two or three days each year looking for moose. Overnight in Cheticamp and overnight in Pleasant Bay (Mid-Trail motel). Cheticamp has more choices for food and accommodation. Skyline trail is a nice walk.
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