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Cape Breton Highlands National Park


Skyline Sunset Hike 

Skyline Sunset Hike

A recognized Canadian Signature Experience

Immerse yourself in nature's masterpiece where mountains truly do meet the sea, far below your feet.

Your adventure begins with a park guide leading you through boreal forest, bog and meadows, where bald eagles, sparrow and spruce grouse fly. Keep an eye out for roaming moose. 

Your knowledgeable park interpreters will share stories about the area’s natural and cultural heritage along the way.

The trail continues on to a breathtaking headland high above the Atlantic where you’ll be mesmerized by spectacular mountains, and ocean views and the setting sun. Looking out from the boardwalk, some visitors feel like they’re standing on the tip of the world.

As you take in the crashing surf and rugged mountains from the headland cliff, make sure to look out for grey seals, minke, humpback, fin and pilot whales frolicking in the ocean below.

2.5 - 3 hours

Begins 2 hours before sunset at the Skyline trailhead.

$14.70 per person. Recommended for visitors 12 years of age and over. Visitors must pre-register at either campground kiosk or visitor centre. For more information: 902-224-2306.

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This experience is part of Destination Canada's Canadian Signature Experiences collection, which shows the world the best that Canada has to offer.

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