Cape Breton Highlands National Park


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Cape Breton Highlands National Park

(brĕt`ən), 367 sq mi (951 sq km), N Cape Breton Island, N. S., Canada; est. 1936. It covers a large tableland and includes sections of the rugged Atlantic coastline.

Cape Breton Highlands National Park


Ingonish Beach, NS B0C1L0
Phone:902-224-2306
Fax:902-285-2866
Web: www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ns/cbreton
Size: 948 sq. km.
Established: 1936.
Location:Park stretches across the northern tip of Cape Breton Island between the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Atlantic Ocean. Entrances are located on the Cabot Trail north of Cheticamp (west side of the Island) and at Ingonish Beach (east).
Facilities:Visitor center, 25 hiking trails, 6 campgrounds (including full hookups and showers), exhibits, 18-hole golf course.
Activities:Hiking, camping (year-round), ocean and freshwater swimming, fishing, nature and interpretive programs, wildlife viewing, cross-country skiing (40 km of trails), tobogganing, bicycling, golfing, tennis.
Special Features:Park is known for its spectacular highlands and ocean scenery. The first national park established in the Atlantic provinces features some of the last remaining protected wilderness in Nova Scotia. The 113-km Cabot Trail traverses the park from Chéticamp to Ingonish, offering numerous lookoffs, roadside exhibits, walking trails, and scenic side routes.

See other parks in Nova Scotia.
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