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Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
+1 902-224-2306
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Gardens beautiful

Nice place to visit. Manucared gardens. Little piece of serenity in heart of Halifax. Highly... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nova Scotia, Canada
Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Glorious scenery. A fantastic walk to a scenic lookout. Great views of the Atlantic Ocean. However... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jim B
Prince George, Canada
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Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice place to visit. Manucared gardens. Little piece of serenity in heart of Halifax. Highly recommend.

Thank redmacke
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Glorious scenery. A fantastic walk to a scenic lookout. Great views of the Atlantic Ocean. However, take food as there are no dining amenities.

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Salmon Pond Trail was my highlight, got to watch a mother bear and her two cubs forage, undisturbed, for about half an hour.

Thank Bill and Kelly B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As a Canadian you must see this part of the country. Was surprised that even on May Long weekend, it wasn't busy. Canada 150 means the park is FREE. Great facilities at all park sites, picnic or campsites. The highlands are unique and so beautiful,...More

1  Thank Christian V
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This park is absolutely beautiful, and I believe traveling during low season is the best time to come because you seem to have the whole park to yourself. It does get heavily populated so if you want more of a peaceful and quiet experience, Coke...More

Thank Julie L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent just one day driving around this National Park yesterday. The views from the look outs were breathtaking. A really wonderful trip.

Thank Mcalpin50
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Must drive the entire Cabot trail loop from Ingonish to Cheticamp and through Margaree back to Ingonish for the entire experience. My favourite hikes include Corney Brook and the Skyline trail

3  Thank Bryanna S
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Wildlife is all around you and we say deer and bald eagles while walking and anticipating the scenery. Again, weather was on our side and what a view! Do it!

1  Thank Togmeister_Mark
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A place worth visiting if you come to Nova Scotia. The drive is spectacular with outstanding views. There are many hikes (of varying degree of difficulty) in the Park you can take. The Skyline Hike is worth taking, as you begin it about 1/2 to...More

4  Thank bj887
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Excellent. Spend your time in the 1st half of the trail which is the most amazing. The views are incredible. Do the skyline trail....tip: go late and you wont have to pay...about 6PM. You will have to walk fast and you will catch the sunset....More

6  Thank Antish R
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Hello, planning a camping/hiking/fun trip to the park in August and trying to figure out our accommodations, itinerary, etc. We have lots of time (up to 2 weeks) but looking for any help recommendations. We are a family of 5 with three kids 12,11 and 7. Will be tenting. 1) Which campground would anyone recommend? We prefer privacy for our site, and activities like swimming close by would be good but not necessary. Keep in mind we have 3 kids. 2) hiking trail recommendations? We will do the skyline for sure. My kids don't want the 'easy' trails but obviously we will be keeping their age in mind. 3)Any other spots or recommendations to keep the kids and parents active i.e.beaches, waterfalls, etc. Any recommendations or advice on anything at all would be appreciated!! Thanks in advance
12 May 2017|
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Response from bj887 | Reviewed this property |
Hi to Yellowknife, You've picked a great area to camp and hike and lots to do. I assume you are driving since you are camping. Firstly, on your way to Cape Breton, YOU MUST make a stop in Pictou (where I'm from). The town... More
Emily S
Do you remember which campsite you stayed at? I'm looking at the pictures on the government website and a lot of the tent sites look very open. Any suggestions? Thanks.
9 April 2017|
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Response from Shirley J | Reviewed this property |
we stayed at Bras d'Or Lakes Campground. It is small but a great place to have as a home base for the trail.
Is there a better direction to take on the Cabot trail?
24 March 2017|
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Response from Shirley J | Reviewed this property |
We usually stay in Baddeck then on the day we go around the trail we start at the Big Red Barn.