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Hiking in Cape Breton Highlands National Park

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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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Seeing in the Dark

Regions: Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Cabot Trail

Community: Cape Breton Highlands NP

Explore the night in a place where it truly gets dark. Learn tips and tricks for using your senses to peek under the cover of night. A symph...


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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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Skyline Sunset Hike

Regions: Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Cabot Trail

Community: Cape Breton Highlands NP

Note: Due to COVID-19, the visitor experience at Parks Canada places will be different than it has been in the past. The health and safety o...


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Bog Trail

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Trip Advisor Rating 25 Reviews

Regions: Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Cabot Trail

Community: Cape Breton Highlands NP

In keeping with Parks Canada’s mandate to protect the natural environment, a boardwalk keeps your feet dry as you walk while preventin...


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Green Cove Trail

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Trip Advisor Rating 9 Reviews

Regions: Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Cabot Trail

Community: Cape Breton Highlands NP

Although this trail is very short, a mere “leg stretcher”, it is quite fascinating. From this rocky granite headland jutting out into th...


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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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Salmon Pools Trail

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Regions: Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Cabot Trail

Community: Chéticamp

Ideal for a fitness walk or a stroll, this level trail follows the bottom of the Chéticamp river canyon with cliffs almost 400 metres (1300...


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Corney Brook Trail

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Regions: Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Cabot Trail

Community: Chéticamp

Follow a meandering brook through a hardwood forest to a small waterfall that marks the end of the trail. You are actually in a box river ca...


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Skyline Trail

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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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