Cape Breton Highlands National Park
This national park protects about 20 percent of northern Cape Breton, covering 951 square kilometers (367 square miles) of scenic upland. The Cabot Trail runs through the park, and drivers will be grateful for the numerous scenic lookouts where they can pull over to admire the breathtaking vistas. Those who choose to leave their cars can explore on foot via 26 hiking and walking trails that offer views of the rugged coast, forested highlands, river canyons and waterfalls. The park also has six beaches and the Highlands Links Golf Course, often rated one of the top courses in Canada.
By Stacey Zable
Nova Scotia, Canada