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Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
+1 902-224-2306
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Breath taking views

Cape Breton Highlands National Patk is a wonderful piece of paradise, the views are Breath taking... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tammy A
Dramatic scenery and peaceful hikes

It is hard to over-praise the scenery in this park. Endless vistas of mountains tumbling into the... read more

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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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  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
+1 902-224-2306
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Reviewed yesterday

Cape Breton Highlands National Patk is a wonderful piece of paradise, the views are Breath taking. Driving the Cabot Trail is worth every turn & switch back. The pull out spots are outstanding, there is a picture at each turn. So many little shops &...More

Thank Tammy A
Reviewed yesterday

It is hard to over-praise the scenery in this park. Endless vistas of mountains tumbling into the ocean, and a wealth of well-maintained trails traversing a wide range of ecosystems. By all means, soak up the scenery from the Cabot Trail and its numerous waysides,...More

Thank NatureLoverMass
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Cape Breton Highlands is a beautiful park. There's lots of great scenery along the road way, but the hiking is off the charts. There was a lot of construction in the pay during our visit, so make sure you budget extra travel time if driving.

Thank Victoria B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Cape Breton Highlands National Park is nothing short of spectacular. We did a three day tour with hiking, driving and pulling off the road wherever possible. There were breathtaking views with mountain vistas at most every turn. It is a photographers dream to shoot...More

Thank 57RRoberts
Reviewed 4 days ago

We left Baddeck and turned north to the Cabot Trail that winds around the northern coast of the Cape Breton Highlands. A stop in the fishing port of French River allowed time for a chat with a retired lobsterman “lots of lobsters” and to buy...More

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing place! Unexpected beauty! definitely worth the drive. Note that the hikes are not stroller friendly.

Thank TravelwithDS
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wonderful views with several hiking trails for every type of hiker from novice to advanced. The park as plenty of easy to advanced hiking trails with descriptions at the start of the trail. Campgrounds have hot showers. There is several information centers to ask the...More

Thank MaineTravlr
Reviewed 6 days ago

Getting around the Cabot Trail was complicated by lots of highway construction. It will add time to your trip. We were told that the construction will be completed in a year or two. It will improve the road a lot. However, the views are worth...More

Thank CKT808
Reviewed 6 days ago

Probably one of the most iconic and scenic regions of Nova Scotia. Especially great for anyone who's looking for hiking trails. Made sure to visit Cap Rouge, where the government forced Acadians off their land with little notice in order to create the park (a...More

Thank shannhugo440
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are easy and more difficult hikes that give you expansive ocean views. We were lucky to get to check out the one cocoon that Nationan parks is piloting at the park. It was in a remote trail and set just back from the ocean...More

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31 July 2017|
Response from H441957 | Reviewed this property |
The park itself if open 24/7 obviously. You can drive through it all year round and camp/stop in any designated camping spot whenever if you have a pass. However, to obtain a Parks Canada pass from the park itself (there are... More
7 July 2017|
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Response from Anne C | Reviewed this property |
I have not hiked this but I am just getting back from Cape Breton. By car, it takes about 2 hours to go from Cheticamp to Ingonish Highlands Golf course. We just did it. I'm sure you would be looking at a few days if there... More
Paula W
My husband and I are in the planning stages of a camping trip. We will have some time, at least a week, and would like recommendations on campgrounds. Hoping to arrive mid to late July. We are tenters, like having access to bathrooms and showers, but also like some privacy and separation between campsites, if possible. We hope to do a lot of hiking, touring, as well as historical sites and catching some music, if possible. Also, we are driving from New York City. Does it make sense to do an overland route, through New Brunswick, or take the ferry from Portland, Maine? We are SO hoping to see a moose; in all our travels out West, and in the New England states of the US, the only moose we have seen have been the images on road signs! Also, is there a first come first serve policy for sites, or are reservations always required? Thanks everyone!
22 June 2017|
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Response from Truman W | Reviewed this property |
Your most direct route is to stay on the road going through Maine and New Brunswick.. There s also a good National park (Fundy national park in NB) along the way. Yes we did see a Mother moose and calf moose right in Cap... More