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Our Island is renowned as a hiker’s paradise, a challenging beauty that demands exploration. Breathtaking landscapes await you on every Highland crest, low-tide beach, and serene trek through old-growth forest. Lose yourself in our wilderness. Discover our wild heart with each trail.

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Go Wild!

Regions: Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Cabot Trail

Community: Cape Breton Highlands NP

Choose your own guided adventure to discover the Cape Breton Highlands National Park’s secrets. Awake your senses as you explore remote wa...


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Louisbourg Lighthouse Trail

Region: Louisbourg Area

Community: Louisbourg

Enjoy an iconic coastal hiking experience at the Lighthouse Trail, located across the harbour from the Fortress of Louisbourg. Known for its...


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Acadian Trail

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Trip Advisor Rating 82 Reviews

Regions: Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Cabot Trail

Community: Chéticamp

Climb 365 metres above the Chéticamp River for panoramic views of the Acadian coastline, the Chéticamp river valley and the park’s h...


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Skyline Trail

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Trip Advisor Rating 822 Reviews

Regions: Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Cabot Trail

Community: Cape Breton Highlands NP

A dramatic headland cliff overlooks the rugged coast from the end of this level trail. You can enjoy an eagle’s view of the Cabot Tra...


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Franey Trail

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Trip Advisor Rating 59 Reviews

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Ingonish

Climb up and up to your reward at the top! Large flat rocks give you a nice place to sit and enjoy the 360-degree views of the entire Clybur...


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Live Life in Tents

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Trip Advisor Rating 14 Reviews

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Margaree Forks

About Live Life in Tents: Live Life In Tents is a unique adventure experience company with the sole purpose of helping you experience the ...


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Aspy Trail

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Trip Advisor Rating 1 Reviews

Regions: Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Community: Cape Breton Highlands NP

This trail meanders along the Aspy fault, through an Acadian and mixed forest. As nature reclaims land once used for farming and logging, a ...


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Ben Eoin Provincial Park

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Region: Bras d’Or Lake

Community: Ben Eoin

Ben Eoin Provincial Park is a small secluded park on an old farm against hardwood-covered hills in the Bras d’Or Lake region on Cape Bre...


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Benjie’s Lake Trail

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Cape Breton Highlands NP

On the plateau at the top of French Mountain, this trail crosses wet barrens and evergreen forests typical of the highlands, ending at a sma...


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Beulach Ban Falls

Regions: Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Community: Aspy Bay

Watch the waterfalls in the Aspy Valley below you as the river winds its way to the Atlantic. The name “Beulach Ban” is Gaelic, ...


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Canada Parks Discovery Pass

The Discovery Pass is your gateway to history, nature, and adventure from coast to coast to coast.

The Discovery Pass provides unlimited admission for a full year at over 80 Parks Canada national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas that typically charge a daily entrance fee.

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