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Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
+1 902-224-2306
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Stunning, get out of the car!

There are so many trails to hike, don't just drive and stop, hike. The trails are not all difficult... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
hamiltonnurse
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Hamilton, Canada
Beautiful

Is a beautiful Park,hiked a few trails.. Not a huge park... But pretty big..We seen a lot of tracks... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
vicsdahlias
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LI NY
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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%
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There are so many trails to hike, don't just drive and stop, hike. The trails are not all difficult and the reward is immense, don't miss the skyline trail, the bog trail, and the lone sheiling trail, all different, informative with amazing scenery, think about...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Is a beautiful Park,hiked a few trails.. Not a huge park... But pretty big..We seen a lot of tracks but didn't see any moose. Probably time of year. Early June..

Thank vicsdahlias
Reviewed 4 days ago

we did the trip in a rv what a trip . there is pull out to see some real nice sites we seen birds seals whales lot of boats fishing .Have a good car and try not to do it in a rv. also in...More

Thank Tedp1054
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stayed in June, still early in the season. We camped on the Cheticamp side in the park. Reserved online and check in was easy. The camp ground is right near the visitors center. We could walk there. The visitors center was opened at 8am...More

1  Thank KMR96
Reviewed 6 days ago

Be sure to stop at the park visitor center ( you do need an entry pass, but for 2017 Canada provides that for free ). Get some info on what sights and hikes you might want to see. Skyline trail was wonderful, as was the...More

1  Thank Rtraveler10570
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is loads of beautiful scenery and a moose or two to be seen along the way. I've been to Scotland where they are very proud of their Highlands. Believe me, the Highlands in Cape Breton are every bit as beautiful. It is hard to...More

Thank Majeclan C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hard to believe this trail. So beautiful the pictures can never capture it. Really exciting to walk along the top of a mountain. Easy for all ages and fitness levels.

Thank BarrbnBarry
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did not know what to expect, but the views, especially at the boardwalk, were exceptional. However, it was interesting to watch a number of people walking off the boardwalk over the signs saying to keep on the boardwalk... Also, very windy at the boardwalk. And,...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Varying levels of difficulty littering the park. The map gives a great explanation of the level of difficulty of each hike and I truly enjoyed every hike. We did choose the windiest days to attempt longer hikes so it felt a bit dangerous at times...More

Thank Pinkdresses
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the Skyline trail in the park and it was fabulous ! Just a note that one half of the trail (if you go to the right at the fork) is not a beginner trail . However the views are awesome. We also saw...More

Thank DeeMDakin
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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
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drizzell
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
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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.
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