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Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
+1 902-224-2306
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Awesome beauty

Wether you visit in the summer or fall, cape Breton is beautiful. Camped in October 2017 at... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Darren L
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Charlottetown, Canada
Skyline trail

Wonderful walk through nature that ends on a beautiful cliff look off. Spectacular views. you... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
rosannew926
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Nova Scotia, Canada
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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 good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Wether you visit in the summer or fall, cape Breton is beautiful. Camped in October 2017 at Broadcove campground. Very spacious place with many semi private campsites. Low season at that time and very few campers there. Foliage was stunning. Driving the Cabot trail was...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful walk through nature that ends on a beautiful cliff look off. Spectacular views. you may even see a moose or two!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful! We joined the ranger led sunset hike on the Skyline Trail. The views were breathtaking! The parking area for the trail has been expanded.

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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

No wonder this is hailed as 1 of the top 10 scenic drives in North America. The Park is magnificent. The leaves were starting to get their glorious autumn mantle. The road alongside the sea at times was breathtakingly lovely. Some stunning small beaches Insufficient...More

1  Thank Deena63
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

First time back in July 2017 after 10+ years. The trail is so beautiful and so many amazing things to do along the way. Make sure you stop for lots of pictures. There are endless amounts of great towns to stay in and something for...More

2  Thank Laura L
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

This park is beautiful in the summer, and especially in the Fall during the Fall colours. Base yourself in Cheticamp around October 12th-25th for the best chance to catch the maple trees in their beautiful fall colours.

2  Thank BMphotoTours
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

The center of the Highlands Cape Breton Highlands National Park is the National Park Visitor. This is quite a large Visitor Center. They even have a bookstore and souvenirs. It’s in this Center that we can order guided tours in the highlands. The most popular...More

Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

I've seen the West and East coasts. My first trip into the park was nothing less than awe inspiring! I've seen the postcards, but when you see with your own eyes.... WOW!

1  Thank Ken C
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Attended a wedding in Bar Harbor and tacked on a visit to Cape Breton in mid October. Fabulous coastal views, fall foliage spectacular, numerous hikes to fit any schedule or exercise regimen. So glad we made the trip.

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

The massive park, well protected by public and private efforts, offers a most interesting array of geological and other natural wonders. During our recent stay in the area, we joined a few other hikers on a "moderate" 9K trek on the Mica Hill Trail which...More

Thank Len L
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timgrc
18 January 2018|
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Response from Leslie H | Reviewed this property |
I would give yourself a few days at the minimum. Avoid staying at the Glenghorm though. See my review on it for the reasons.
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20 October 2017|
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Response from Marianne P | Reviewed this property |
Not sure as we visited in mid-September. Hotels we stayed at close at the end of October
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