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Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Where the mountains meet the sea !

Cape Breton Highlands National Park is known for its spectacular highlands and ocean scenery.For sure, one of Canada’s most enchanting places.

Enjoy the world-famous Cabot Trail coastline you’ll wind through Cape Breton Highlands National Park, where lush, forested river canyons carve into the ancient plateau, edged by rust-coloured cliffs !

Take a minute, keep your eyes open for moose and bald eagles ! You might even catch a minke or pilot whale breaking waves in the Atlantic, or Gulf of St. Lawrence. And you’re never far from a steaming plate of local lobster fresh from the ocean around you.

What is Cape Breton Highlands unique ?

The Cape Breton Highlands are the most striking feature of northern Cape Breton. The cool maritime climate and rugged landscape of the park permit a unique blend of Acadian, Boreal and Taiga habitats, plants and animals.

How long does it take to hike the Cabot Trail?

It is best to have at least 5-7 days to enjoy all of what the Cabot Trail has to offer. Wind your way along our coast, on one of the world’s most famous drives.

 

 

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Where the mountains meet the sea ! Cape Breton Highlands National Park is known for its spectacular highlands and ocean scenery. For sure, one of Canada’s most enchanting places. Enjoy the world-famous Cabot Trail coastline you’ll wind through Cape Breton Highlands National Park, where lush, forested river canyons carve into the ancient plateau, edged by rust-coloured cliffs ! Take a minute, keep your eyes open for moose and bald eagles ! You might even catch a minke or pilot whale breaking […]
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