Follow the Ceilidh Trail, a scenic trail approximately 62 miles long which snakes along the west coast of Cape Breton Island providing stunning views across the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
The trail is named after its Scottish legacy, with a history of settlers, ceilidhs, Celtic evenings and, naturally, the inevitable whiskey distillery.
The trail ends in Margaree Harbour where it meets the Cabot Trail, an epic road that loops and dives for 300 km around the north of Cape Breton. It’s breathtaking stuff: pounding seas, mountain passes, dense forests, with the occasional moose, whale or eagle thrown in for good measure. It really is a road trip in itself.
Chéticamp, a traditional Acadian fishing village, is the first stop along the dramatic Cabot Trail, with a chance to visit St. Peter’s Church. Don’t miss Les Trois Pignons, a fascinating cultural centre with a hooked-rug museum and antiquities, or why not join a whale watching cruise.