Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Cape Breton Highlands National Park

The Cape Breton Highlands National Park has its share of ups and downs – and that’s a very good thing for visitors. Steep cliffs and deep river canyons are carved into a forested plateau bordering the Atlantic Ocean. The famous Cabot Trail weaves through the park, and the Cheticamp Visitor Centre has activities and exhibits on the landscape and wildlife of the area.

With hiking trails, beaches, look-off points, campgrounds, waterfalls and top-rated golf, it’s natural freedom for families, couples and solo adventurers.

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Skyline Trail

Experience an eagle’s view of the Cabot Trail while hiking this mostly level boardwalk in the heart of Cape Breton National Highlands Park. Keep an eye out for whales, wildlife, and the many boreal birds that call the area home. On this trek, you won’t just look at nature, you’ll be in the thick of it.

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Beaches & Waterfalls

Take in spectacular views at any of the Park’s 24 look-off points, feel the sand between your toes at 6 beaches, and breathe in the mist from numerous cascading waterfalls. Pick up your map at the vistor center when entering the park. Escape comes in many forms here.

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Camping

There are 8 campgrounds in  Cape Breton Highlands National Park, including serviced sites, tent sites, one backcountry campground and one for groups. Camping is available from mid-May to mid-October.

Pitch a tent here, and the stars will be the only screensaver you’ll want to see.

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