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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, ...


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...


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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Lone Shieling Trail

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Trip Advisor Rating 39 Reviews

Regions: Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Cabot Trail

Community: Cape Breton Highlands NP

Dominated by 350-year-old sugar maple trees, the Grande Anse Valley is one of the largest old-growth hardwood forests in the Maritimes. As o...


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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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Freshwater Lake Look-off Trail

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Trip Advisor Rating 7 Reviews

Regions: Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Cabot Trail

Community: Cape Breton Highlands NP

Short but steep, or, steep but short! A picturesque vista unfolds before you: Ingonish Beach, Freshwater Lake, Middle Head and Cape Smokey. ...


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La Bloc Beach

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Trip Advisor Rating 1530 Reviews

Regions: Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Cabot Trail

Community: Cape Breton Highlands NP

This beach on the Gulf of St. Lawrence offers a wonderful setting for a walk on the beach, a picnic, or a quick dip in the water. The wharf ...


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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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