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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
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Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia, Canada
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A big shout out to Daniel Ross Cabot Trail Biker & PEI Biker of you considering to visit PEI & or Nova Scotia do not hesitate any longer. Giddy up. Visit cabot trail biker .com about for further and trust any of the suggestions therein...More

Thank PaddyO1965
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My hubby and I decided to take a day off and go for a drive - a long one. We had a lovely day, stopping at lots of spots and had very nice conversations with the locals all the way up to White Point. We...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Just finished a two week road trip of the Maritimes and what was likely my 15th time around the Cabot Trail. It's not rated one of the world's best drives without good reason. The scenery is spectacular and the entire trail is dotted with many...More

Thank VacationingCannuck
Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoy this scenic drive and stopped several times to see the overlooks and the ocean. The trail is beautiful with trees, ocean views, and mountains.

Thank goldentraveler2015
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Every Canadian should do this magnificent trail. Stunning scenes and the Park is well run with great hiking trails which we enjoyed: Middle Head and the Coastal Trail wee all we could do but we were impressed. The Parks Canada website for Cape Breton Park...More

Thank loztep
Reviewed 4 days ago

first time on the trail. not held up by construction as we travelled on Sunday. good restaurants along the way.

Thank strassenjunge
Reviewed 5 days ago

After visiting Louisbourg, our next night stay was in Margaree, so we went via the Cabot Trail. For the most part it was an enjoyable drive, but be warned there are some rough areas along the route. We also encountered heavy road construction. But all...More

Thank Peter V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Scenic drive with many overlooks. Takes about six hours with stops to view and to have lunch. I have to say the views are not overwhelmingly gorgeous, just nice.

Thank Tenn4ever
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this drive unfortunately on one day they had thick peasoup fog so we were unable to see very much on the higher altitudes. They continue to do improvements on their roads and they have started to include a bicycle lane. If you drive...More

Thank 5000traveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cabot Trail is a 300 km loop drive over the top of Cape Breton Island with the Gulf of St. Lawrence on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. It is best to take your time driving the Cabot Trail since the...More

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Donna G
18 August 2018|
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Response from Carolvaca | Reviewed this property |
Oui, je vous conseille de coucher au moins une nuit à Chéticamp y a beaucoup d'motel.
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Gray S
14 August 2018|
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Response from Maria J | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I don’t have any personal experience but I quickly googled “where can I rent a boat in Cape Breton”. A few websites that look legit came up. Good luck! 👍🏼
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SaralovedMexico
10 August 2018|
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Response from Kimberlythai | Reviewed this property |
In July, my two daughters (ages 9 and 12) and I flew into Halifax, stayed the night and drove to Ingonish the next day. Everyone is correct-it made a long day of driving. We took our sweet time, did the scenic coastal... More
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