Cape Breton Highlands National Park offers visitors some of Eastern Canada's most dramatic scenery. It's accessible via the famous Cabot Trail, one-third of which runs through the park. Here you'll find expanses of woodland, tundra and bog, and startling sea views. Established in 1936 and encompassing 20% of Cape Breton's landmass, it's the fancy feather in Nova Scotia's island cap.
There are two park entrances, one at Chéticamp and one at Ingonish Beach; purchase an entry permit at either one. A one-day pass is good until noon the next day. Wheelchair-accessible trails are indicated on the free park map available at either entrance.