Best places in Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Discover the best places in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, curated using our unique algorithm blending 'Top Rated' and 'Most Reviewed' establishments. Uncover the city's gems and must-visit locales for an unforgettable experience. Please note that certain places categories are intentionally excluded to ensure a refined selection. Ratings are based from 18 places in the city.

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Cape Breton Highlands National Park
National park
Massive park featuring sweeping mountain & ocean vistas, especially from its famed Cabot Trail.
4.80 (3.1K reviews)
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Skyline Trailhead
Hiking area
👍👍 Probably the best of best trails along the Cabot trail. Stunning views. Did the loop, it was about 9km. The north side had nothing to see, while the views to the south side were breathtaking. Arrived first at the higher platform, then descending to the lower platform. At each step, you get a differe...
4.80 (1.2K reviews)
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Skyline Trail
Mountain pass
Loop trail in Cape Breton Highlands National Park known for its scenic ocean views.
4.80 (405 reviews)
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Lakies Head
Scenic spot
👍👍 Another good lookout along the Cabot trail. Beautiful rocks.
4.70 (392 reviews)
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Black Brook Cove Beach
👍👍 right off the highway. good parking. beautiful scenery. Waterfall at one end.
4.80 (197 reviews)
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Chéticamp Visitor Centre
Visitor center
👍👍 Great starting place for the Cabot trail. Staff was very helpful and informative. Gave us ideas for short hikes throughout the Cabot trail. A must if you need information regarding the trail, sites, and hikes
4.60 (377 reviews)
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Green Cove Trailhead
Hiking area
👍👍 Saw seals!! 🦭 felt like queen of the land on top of the hill that the boardwalk takes one to. Worth a stop! Great way to stretch. Could probably do it with wheelchair/stroller given the wide steps.
4.80 (161 reviews)
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The Cabot Trail
Tourist attraction
Completed in 1932, this 300-km. driving loop passes through historic communities & fishing villages.
4.80 (143 reviews)
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Bog Trailhead
Hiking area
👍👍 this is a magical place! imagine walking in a bog (or a slope fen, to be precise) without getting your feet wet! the information signs are helpful for identifying flora and fauna, and the air smells piney, acrid and seeet, all at once. we saw some pitcher plants, among other exotic plants. if you...
4.70 (155 reviews)
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The Lone Shieling
Historical landmark
👍👍 Short trail just next to the Cabot Trail. Especially good for people, who don't have much time but want to see some nature.
4.50 (162 reviews)
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Chéticamp Campground - National Park
👍 This is a beautiful campsite, right on the Cabot trail on the western part the National Park. Great location and well organised. During this my second stay, I rented one of their tent/cabins. They come with a heater --a nice feature for the middle of the fall and space to sit and enjoy. It comes a...
4.30 (255 reviews)
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Acadian Trailhead
Hiking area
👍👍 Trailhead is at the visitor information centre/Cheticamp campground. Beautiful hike with a challenging climb to start to views of cheticamp, then a slow descend following a meandering stream. We hiked at a relatively brisk pace and it took us 2.5 hrs.
4.80 (73 reviews)
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Mary Ann Falls
Picturesque waterfall along the famous Cabot Trail in Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
4.70 (70 reviews)
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Le Buttereau Trailhead
Hiking area
👍👍 One of the first scenic spots you see along the Cabot trail when opting to go clockwise. It has a beautiful scenic spot to view, at the trailhead. I did not complete the trail this time around. Last time I did it gassed me as it’s a steep uphill and quite challenging though short. To get here you ne...
4.50 (68 reviews)
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Corney Brook Campground
👍👍 This review is for MEATCOVE not Corney brook ! I don’t know how to change the place. Great hidden gem of a spot that has every thing but cell service . Site 25 is exactly what we wanted . We left broad view camp ground because there was no privacy we got to corney brook with about 5 sites available...
4.60 (45 reviews)
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MacIntosh Brook Trailhead
Hiking area
4.80 (36 reviews)
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Salmon Pools Trailhead
Hiking area
👍👍 Spectacular trail especially in the autumn. Explore side roads leading to the Cheticamp river if you looking for places to take in a views, sights and sounds and stay for a while watching the river and soaking the sunshine. You'll find quite a few of them along the trail too, just futher on. For roc...
4.80 (33 reviews)
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Jack Pine Trailhead
Hiking area
👍👍 We were debating what slightly longer hike to do for our second day in the Park, and settled on this one. No regrets! Just over an hour for us averagely fit people to hike, which includes a detour to one of the connected lookouts for Coastal trail. Nice mix of forest, rock and views. Path is a true...
4.80 (31 reviews)
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