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Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
+1 902-224-2306
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Cape Breton Island
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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” (195 reviews)
“cape breton” (128 reviews)
“hiking trails” (70 reviews)
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Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
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+1 902-224-2306
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"skyline trail"
in 195 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 26 reviews
"great hiking"
in 16 reviews
"every turn"
in 15 reviews
"take your time"
in 26 reviews
"middle head trail"
in 22 reviews
"visitor center"
in 16 reviews
"natural beauty"
in 16 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a spectacular park....the views are to die for. There is a very good variety of hiking trails. I would love to come back and see it when the fall colours are at their peak.

1  Thank skychaserCalgary
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just a beautiful drive that I've had the pleasure of doing a few times. The weather can get in the way of the stunning lookouts, but there are always moments of being in awe of the scale and power of the nature around...More

Thank Daina W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This gem of a trail in the Highlands is currently less traveled, but should not be overlooked. You can find the trail head across from the Cap Rouge look off in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. A moderate 1 h 15 min climb to the...More

Thank Cat M
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

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 9 April 2018

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 6 April 2018

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 29 March 2018

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 23 March 2018 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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Alehar
24 May 2018|
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Response from huronhawk | Reviewed this property |
Tough question. We came from one direction and later from the other. It is beautiful either way. Stop when you can and or take turns driving to give a driver the opportunity to also enjoy.
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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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