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One of the most magnificent loop drives in North America treats visitors to the spectacular scenery of the Cape Breton Highlands.
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Cape Breton Island is loaded with beautiful places. Some quite hidden. Don’t expect to see everything on any one visit. You could spend a month there and still find new things to see and do. A mini Newfoundland.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Christine C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Canada has a few of the world's best scenic highways, and this is near the top. There isn't a stretch where you couldn't stop and just gawk at the scenery. There were a few parts that had some potholes, but for the most part, it...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank BenLar137
Reviewed 1 week ago

On Tuesday August 20th, 2019, leaving Baddeck my wife and I drove the Cabot Trail which is a scenic highway completed in 1932 in northern Victoria County and Inverness County on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. The Cabot Trail is 298 km or 185...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Lets_Cruise_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really beautiful drive. Amazing, dramatic scenery, adorable quaint towns and shops and lovely people

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank SUE S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most spectacular road on earth! There's a reason all high end car commercials are shot here. Every turn is a WOW

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Laura R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful place. Noticed many people just drive around and take selfies. You can get stuck behind slow cars. My recommendation: Get out if the car, slow down and enjoy!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank annieblurb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The colours were brilliant- every bend in the road was like being in the middle of a Van Gogh painting. The only thing to caution about for this time of year is that most places will already be closed for the season- restaurants, gift shops,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Wilma1957
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Oct. 24-26 My husband and I just returned from our first visit. We knew we were a week late, (Celtic Colors Festival was the week before) but didn't expect most everything to be closed for the season. The foliage and colors were still beautiful, perhaps...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank rhondarandy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Cabot Trail of Cape Breton offers some of the country’s most beautiful and breathtaking views. An October visit means the added bonus of spectacular foliage.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 333nina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travelled in RV stayed at base of the Cabot trail,not recommended to pull large RV as some S curves are very difficult to manage. We did the Cabot trail over a couple of days ,it would have been a great idea to stay over night...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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31 July 2019|
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Response from TravisNovaScotia | Reviewed this property |
I was there the 2nd week in July. The washouts are on the shoulder and aren't too bad. We rely on this trail for tourism, so I am sure whatever happened is fixed. There is construction in a couple spots, but I would not... More
10 July 2019|
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Response from gigi2twins | Reviewed this property |
Yes, more pull offs on the water side BUT if you have an issue with heights you might want to go clock-wise! Roads are narrow and winding in places with steep drop-offs! We did it clockwise and as a passenger I appreciated... More
5 May 2019|
Response from Janice V | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in campground and yet chatted with many folks who were flexibile in where they stayed for accommodations. I would suggest Airbnb as you can view the review and get a true sense by what others have indicated. So... More