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Cabot Trail

Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia, Canada
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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.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful drive” (73 reviews)
“national park” (89 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When travelling to the Cabot Trail people should travel down route 19 and enjoy the trip along the ocean until they come to the Cabot Trail highway. Turn left and head to cheticamp and enter the national park. When you enter the park you can...More

1  Thank billymacleod
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great drive but a little tricky at times. The views and everything that you will see along the trail are so nice. Make sure you go slow, stop for lots of photos and drive safely. I have never done the drive in...More

Thank Laura L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best time to visit this place is in the fall. It takes about 5-6 hours drive from Sydney( the main city of Cape Breton)and go around the loop. The view is magnificent. We passed a small French village called Cheticamp and stopped for lunch....More

Thank greatcanadiantea
Reviewed 13 December 2017

We did a tour up the Cabot Trail during the third week of September 2017 and there was not a leaf changing color yet! This is a beautiful part of the world with lots of forests and wildlife, however, I do agree with some reviewers,...More

2  Thank lovetohike1111
Reviewed 5 December 2017

If you ever have the opportunity to travel to Cape Breton NS, you must do the Cabot Trail. It is a very wonderful and scenic trail filled with many possible adventures and little oasis's off the beaten path. If you have time travel to the...More

Thank firechief-JL
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Very real place to see all the splendor and wild life that Nova Scotia Has to offer. If your a Canadian is time we all as Canadians travel our own Beautiful Country

Thank Ariesmark
Reviewed 11 November 2017

While there are some scenic points of view, much of it is a long drive on a road flanked by trees on both sides with no view of the ocean. If that's what you like, go for it.

Thank Scootron
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

This was never on my bucket list and I'm not sure why!! This is one of the most beautiful places on earth with the most stunning views all along the trail. Definitely taking my family bringing my family here to experience. It's a place that...More

Thank Danielle B
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The Cabot Trail is one of the best Trails you will ever see in Canada. The mountains, the lakes and the greenery is the best . Alexander Bell called Cape Breton God's Country and if anybody visits, they will understand why.

Thank Donna A
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing place to see the in the fall. Being from Australia we just don’t get trees like this in such vast quantities. Beautiful scenic drive with viewpoint along the way. Take your time and stop as much as possible.

Thank Jodi P
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ed b
18 September 2017|
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Response from Cindy R | Reviewed this property |
It will be quite chilly. But I think the trails should still be accessible if hiking is your thing. You may also have a good chance of seeing moose and deer (be careful)! We stayed in Baddeck and we took one day to... More
Eleanor C
29 May 2017|
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Response from KatelynLumiere | Reviewed this property |
Anything comfortable - it sometimes gets chilly so you probably need some jackets and sweaters. However, I did pretty well in spring with just leggings and some long sleeved shirts + jackets. If you're looking to hike you... More
Carolyn A B
19 May 2017|
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Response from Duncan128 | Reviewed this property |
I would like to stay in Baddeck, a small cute town where Alexander Bell lived. Google it. I love it. Wish you have a fantastic trip in Canada's East Coast. Sorry about the late reply.