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Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
+1 902-224-2306
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Amazing park, phenomenal views. A must see in Nova Scotia!

Nova Scotia is a beautiful province. There are endless views of the ocean, lighthouses etc... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ryan K
Oak Ridge, North Carolina
via mobile
Cheticamp Campground in Cape Breton NP

We spent two days at Cape Breton National Park. We camped at the park campground in Cheticamp... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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 2 days ago via mobile

Nova Scotia is a beautiful province. There are endless views of the ocean, lighthouses etc. especially down south and on the Eastern shores. There are beautiful towns all along the western side of the province as well...... but the views up north in Cape Breton...More

Thank Ryan K
Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent two days at Cape Breton National Park. We camped at the park campground in Cheticamp. Campsites were large with a fire pit and picnic table. Restrooms and showers were large and very clean. A great place to camp while visiting the park. Evening...More

Thank Moonstone07
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visiting the Cabot Trail was the highlight of our two-week Atlantic vacation. We were delighted when we arrived at the park to hear (what we had forgotten), was that in honour of Canada 150 there was no charge. We have toured many parts of the...More

Thank Julia S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Middle head was a great hike, beautiful views. Actually amazing views! Great spots on the Cabot trail to stop and eat all the way around. Beautiful waterfall at Mary Ann's falls, the skyline trail at sunset was breathtaking. Definitely worth spending a week on this...More

Thank aw125
Reviewed 4 days ago

Landscapes are magnificent, trails are good...the best was the pink beach at Ingonish. Had a great day in the area. If you can, plan at least two days to visit it.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We came expecting "knock your lights out" scenery and vistas, per the hype. It's just not there unless you have never seen the Road to Hana on Maui, The Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Acadia National Park, etc. It is a nice place; don't get...More

Thank Charlene A
Reviewed 5 days ago

What a road scary and so beautiful it took us 5:30h to go around we went clockwise unfortunatly my daughter broke her ankle three weeks ago so we coudnt hike but we stopped often for pics and to take it all in.

Thank Bernie S
Reviewed 6 days ago

The park is a gem. There are beautiful vistas and great hiking trails. Unfortunately, many have not been maintained. Signage is damaged or non-existent on some trails, such as Clyburn Valley, which may confuse hikers when there are multiple options, and lead them to private...More

Thank Tebriv
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be prepared to stare out your window... because this park is beautiful. The cliffs and hills are amazing. Tons of road construction in the park and on the Cabot Trail when we were there in July... but oh well!

Thank J1e2n3n4y
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent many hours in the park. From the beaches at Ingonish, to the famous Skyline Trail. Many picnic and rest rooms around the trail within the park. Seeing a cow moose was great! The staff at the visitors centres are very helpful and very...More

Thank Rob_n_Amanda
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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