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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful drive in spring,summer,and fall, scenery next to none, there is a lot of road construction which is it’s down fall but I guess it needs to be done, A must to do while in Cape Breton

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank hjamessmith
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cabot Trail is as lovely as the photos make it out to be and well worth the time to drive it. It is true that the western section from above Cheticamp to Pleasant Bay probably has the most expansive majestic views. But you would...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank jmillsnc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This trip can be done in a day. Or if you have the time several days can be spent doing it. There are many attractions to suit many different lifestyles. There are Museums, walking trails and great beaches. There are many cabins, motels, B and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank 19,460,509
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

John Cabot was actually Italian, not English. So, we followed Giovanni's Trail around Cape Breton. The views and sights are spectacular. We stayed in a couple of the campgrounds, and explored from there. Waterfalls in the interior, rocky coasts on the exterior, and mountains with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Pat O
Reviewed 5 December 2018

If you are in Cape Breton NP, you WILL be on the Cabot Trail. It is the main road around this amazing park. You have many views of the ocean and you pass through interesting towns and good places for lunch or dinner. You will...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank StevoinMinnesoto
Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

A must see if you visit Nova Scotia! The view is amazing. Highly suggest to spend more time in the area so you can experience the driving clockwise and counterclockwise!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LiLi897
Reviewed 4 December 2018

I think this is, one of the most beautiful place in Nova Scotia, Canada. We can drive to Cabot trial in a day from Sydney and it takes about 3-4 hours,moreover people who like to drive will have fabulous time, there are many places to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank saileshmenon777
Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

The Cabot Trail surpasses all expectations for natural beauty. Around every curve is a lovely view and especially the colours off😍😘.I think the Fall is a spectacular time to drive the Cabot Trail, the colours are just incredible🍁.Had an unforgettable tym with my buddies and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Michellemichu121212
Reviewed 26 November 2018

This is one of the most beautiful places in the world. You can drive the trail in a day. The road winds along the west coast of Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. The contrast of ocean and mountains is a joy to the eyes,...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank heartsandhumor
Reviewed 20 November 2018

Along the well-paved roads, breathtaking views will great you as you tour the 'cape' of northern Cape Breton Island. There are many hiking trails along the route. Camping is available and the Parks Department rent oTENTIKS which are a cross between an A-frame cabin and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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18 January 2019|
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Response from Pat O | Reviewed this property |
We were in NS in September 2018, and many places had accommodations. October has the Festival of Colors, which is very very popular - and FUN... Reservations are almost a must during that time. I would stay as flexible as... More
17 October 2018|
Response from | Reviewed this property |
Dans la ville de Chéticamp y a beaucoup d'hotel, je ne pourrais pas vous répondres. Désolée