Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Ingonish

(4.7/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web)
Enjoy the outdoors with tranquil walks around picturesque mountains, scenic beaches, and the famed landscape of the highlands at Cape Breton Highlands National Park. You can go for a drive or a hike on one of many trails passing through the park, featuring ocean and mountain views from above. Observe the steep cliffs and river canyons winding through the forests near the Atlantic Ocean, with waterfalls and tundra-like plateaus also forming part of the scenery. You can also test your skills at an 18-hole golf course marked as the best public course in Canada. Wildlife in the area includes bears, birds, and whales, which can often be seen from the park’s coastal trails. Wear appropriate clothing, as the weather often gets cold and wet. Put Cape Breton Highlands National Park into our Ingonish vacation builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Ingonish.
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TripAdvisor
  • Having been to 25 of Canada's national parks, it can be hard to choose when someone asks "Which is best?" but the answer will always include some musing over Cape Breton Highlands National Park (the o...  more »
  • I visited the Cape Breton in late September, and it was perfect. I will definitely be back to do more hiking. 
  • We visited here late October on a cruise ship excursion. It was great having a local tour guide who provided us a comprehensive information about the Park and specific features. The fall foliage was f...  more »
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  • Even if all you were to do is to drive the Cabot Highway, the views would still be stunning! Hike out a bit and there is so much more to see. Weather can change quickly here, so bring warm and rain gear. Beautiful.
  • One of my favourite canadian national parks. Absolutely beautiful and breath taking views. I will definitely visit again and also recommend it.
  • unfortunately we hit a lot of construction. we were warned in the pamphlet when we first started the Cabot Trail but it was still a disappointment. We went counter clockwise. It was very pretty but we were expecting extremely dramatic views and drop offs and we did not experience that. Pacific Coast HIghway is more dramatic. It's lovely up there but lacking a bit in the "awe" department. good amenities along the way
  • Really fantastic park with lots to see and do. There are good hiking trails of various distances all over the park. The east side of the park had several beautiful beaches for swimming at. (The west side has some beaches too but they aren't as nice.) There are also amazing costal throughout the park. The highlands area has some pretty Taiga forest. This is area where it's tough for plants to survive, but it's a uniquely beautiful place. In some places the bugs can be annoying during the summer, so make sure you are prepared for that with some bug spray. But it's not everywhere in the park, and it definitely isn't bad enough to skip visiting.
  • Best hiking I've ever experienced. Can't say enough good things. Whereever you live in the world this is a great destination you have to make plans to see.