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The Cabot Trail

Rising from the sea and clinging to mountains,
the Cabot Trail is a winding staircase that will take you from majestic ocean vistas to quiet fishing villages.
Plan several days to experience the journey of a lifetime on one of the world’s most scenic drives.
For more information on the Cabot Trail, visit cabottrail.travel

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Touring the Cabot Trail

The Cabot Trail is unquestionably one of the most scenic drives on the planet, but it is much more than a drive. To truly experience the splendour of it all, venture from the main road onto spectacular hiking trails, and off the beaten path into colourful fishing villages that hug the coast. Kayak along the coastal waters, take a whale watching tour, or visit an artisan studio.

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Cape Breton Highlands National Park

One of Canada’s most enchanting places, where the mountains meet the sea, the Cape Breton Highlands National Park is a vast region that protects majestic plateaus, deeply-cut river glens and spectacular ocean scenery. Take a sunset hike on the Skyline Trail, Learn to Lobster Boil, or take a Parks Canada Perfect Picnic with an incredible view.

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Hiking

Hike meandering trails through old growth forest stands, hug highland mountaintops, or traverse to the base of a stunning waterfall. With so much coastline, there are many seaside trails that offer expansive ocean views, such as the popular Skyline Trail which leads to a breathtaking headland above the Atlantic. Please respect your surroundings and follow the proper Trail Etiquette.

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Camping

Whether you prefer hiking deep into the woods to pitch a tent or pulling into a campsite by car, one thing is certain, you will be amazed by one of our 5000-star camping accommodations. For something different, the Cape Breton Highlands National Park has oTENTiks – part tent, part cabin – and a Cocoon Tree Bed, while some operators have yurts and treehouses.

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Whale Watching

The shores hugging the Cabot Trail are teeming with sea life and present one of the best locations in Nova Scotia to experience a close encounter. Cape Breton’s whale watching captains bring you in close so you can say hello to the Atlantic Ocean’s gentle giants: pods of friendly Pilot and Minke whales, great Humpbacks and Finbacks, as well as dolphins, porpoises, seals and many other marine wildlife.

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Stay and Play

Stay and Play

Region: Cabot Trail Community: Chéticamp

Enjoy one night's stay in the historic Maison Fiset House in Cheticamp, which was originally built in 1895 and lovingly restored to an enchanting 8-room Inn. Multiple terraces feature beautiful panora...

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Hike the Highlands Festival 2018

Hike the Highlands Festival 2018

Region: Cabot Trail Community: Cape Breton Highlands NP

Date: September 14th - September 23rd

In 2018, the festival will be celebrating its 15th Anniversary , Sept. 14-23. The festival attract hikers from across North America as well Europe. Small is better and hikers experience on trails is i...

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Sharing Stories: Connecting with Mi’kmaw Culture

Sharing Stories: Connecting with Mi’kmaw Culture

Region: Cabot Trail Community: Petit Etang

In a pristine sugar maple forest, hear the story of Sismoqnapui Skwe’j—Sweetwater Maiden, a young Mi’kmaq woman who, based on oral history, was the first to discover and boil sismoqnapui (maple ...

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“If there’s a bucket list drive in the Canadian Maritimes, it’s this 298-kilometer loop around the top of Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island -- featuring stunning Atlantic Coast scenery, numerous small-town seafood stops, whale sightings and superb day-trip hikes in Cape Breton Highlands National Park.”

Jordan Rane
CNN Travel

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