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"Visiting the Cape Breton Highlands" Cape Breton Highlands National Park by Redlats

One of the highlights of our Nova Scotia vacation was the time we spent in Cape Breton Highlands National Park (CBHNP).

CBHNP has this wild feel to it. It's about an isolated road, the sea and the forest, the views and the hikes.

We tend to concentrate on the hikes in national parks. CBHNP has a lot -- approximately 28 marked trails in the park - identified by number on the signposts. We hiked the ones with interpretive boards -- 6 in total. It was too bad we only stayed in the park for two days.

We were at a disadvantage, the parks staff were on strike the day we went through the gate, so we did not obtain the park literature. Had we known what we know now, we probably would have stayed longer than two days in this area.

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  • In a nutshell:Cape Breton Highlands are a highlite of any NS visit
  • Last visit to Cape Breton Highlands National Park: Sep 2004
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  • Faiza-Ifrah's Profile Photo
    Jul 26, 2009 at 5:17 PM

    i have heard that this is one of the most beautiful national parks on USA/Canada eastern side. you gave lot of info to visitors. Good tips and pictures.

  • Florida999's Profile Photo
    Jan 8, 2007 at 8:37 AM

    Great tips on the hiking trails! I will print them , since we are planning a trip to Maine/Nova Scotia, and possibly Newfoundland this summer. This park is on my definite list.

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2006 at 12:54 PM

    What a beautiful park !! This makes me even more hungry to go to Nova Scotia ! Would love to try and hike all of those trails - the nature there looks very pristine :-) Thanks :-))

  • roamer61's Profile Photo
    Jan 20, 2006 at 5:49 AM

    Nice page on this Canadian Park lats. Looks very pretty and it was nice you were able to see some wildlife.

  • Mar 20, 2005 at 7:51 AM

    Really great CBI page and tips! Those hiking trails are really great, arent they? We walked the bog trail looking for moose as well. didnt see any, til we left in the car and took off down the road and nearly hit one!

  • jckim's Profile Photo
    Dec 24, 2004 at 5:36 PM

    Interesting places! Have a good holidays! Kim.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Dec 7, 2004 at 9:04 AM

    Lats, a great page with beautiful photos of your various walks!! It looks like you had a lot of fun here and I know that I find it to be an amazing part of Canada!

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Dec 5, 2004 at 8:22 AM

    I couldn't get enough of Cape Breton would love to visit in Spring Best wishes fron Scotland


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