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One of the most magnificent loop drives in North America treats visitors to the spectacular scenery of the Cape Breton Highlands.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 11 April 2007

I live here and know the area . Many do not realize you need more than just a day to travel the Cabot Trail to enjoy all it offers. You have a great coastline, hiking trails, whale watching, salmon fishing. Many venues for celtic music...More

37  Thank Peter S
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 24 July 2013

Folks, it is simply a waste of the time and gas it takes to drive this trail. Seriously, if you have driven down almost any country lane in Ireland, along the coast of California, over any pass in the Canadian Rockies, in and around Banff,...More

19  Thank Conmassey
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Most outstanding place ever. A must wee in the fall with the changing leaves. Drove around the entire trail. My wife was so excited and took lots of pictures.

Thank Don B
Reviewed 6 days ago

A beautiful drive in the early Autumn. Roads not too busy and weather and scenery great. There are lots of great stopping off places.

Thank pollyoppy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is truly spectacular! We did not see any whales during our whale watching cruise but we really went there, first and foremost, to experience the beauty and splendor of Cabot Trail. And it did not disappoint us at all. The multitude of colors...More

Thank cai101965
Reviewed 1 week ago

Breathtaking views, easy drive, even in the drizzling rain this was an awesome experience! Hope to return again.

Thank debraem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am sure I can't add too much more to this review you haven't read over and over again. The beauty is outstanding. Details - We travelled clockwise starting from Sydney to Baddeck and onwards. It was last weekend of October so the trail was...More

Thank MichelleK20127
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 2 days exploring the Cabot Trail and although it is very scenic and picturesque, the amount of road construction happening during our visit was very frustrating. We had to make several 15-30 min. stops in the multiple construction areas along the drive, which...More

Thank ChitchatCanada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We traveled here October 16 -19 and were fortunate to catch the leaves at their full peak! The scenery is breathtaking, traveling towards the end of the busy season was perfect for us as there was very little traffic. Although some businesses were closed for...More

Thank Sonia T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We began our travel on the Cabot Trail in Cheticamp, a picturesque fishing village and ended at Baddeck. Our tour followed the road through mountains, the plateau, along the Gulf of St. Lawrence and through small villages and harbors. The mountains were a blaze of...More

Thank Maryann L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

spent a week on Cape Breton Island at the Celtic Fall Colours Festival and it was excellent. We drove the Cabot Trail and Hiked 5 of the longest trails off of it. Spectacular views were had everywhere we went. All the people on the island...More

Thank tripper045
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent three days, i.e ee had a stopover in Cape North because ee also wanted time for hiking. Weather was not on our sude for the hiking thiugh, but even so it was good to have extra time. We also tried out some of...More

Thank LiseBB2014
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17 October 2018|
Response from Carolvaca | Reviewed this property |
Dans la ville de Chéticamp y a beaucoup d'hotel, je ne pourrais pas vous répondres. Désolée
daria b
3 October 2018|
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Response from Ann K | Reviewed this property |
I just saw your question. We were on our trip in October and there were no color changes. The drive itself beautiful though.