Note: Only places administered by Parks Canada are offering free admission in 2017. Entry fees apply to sites managed by third parties.

6 days : Cape Breton Island

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Day 1

Man wearing white gloves holding a book. Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

350 km from Halifax
418 km from Moncton


Your Cabot Trail Adventure begins in Baddeck. Visit Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, don your white gloves and discover the mind of a genius.

Day 2

Young couple admiring the sunset on Cabot Trail. Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Chéticamp.
90 km


Stay in an oTENTik or in an all equipped campsite for hassle-free comfy camping. Don’t miss the Skyline Sunset Hike, Nova Scotia’s most breathtaking hike.

Day 3

Visitors at Franey Trail Lookoff. Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Travel over 100 km of rugged, wave-pounded cliffs and sheltered coves on the breathtaking journey in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Every turn inspires a photo!

Challenge your family to complete 10 short hikes in one day. It’s possible here!

Enjoy the comfort of an oTENTik or the wide range of options available to you in Ingonish. Not tired yet? Go on the guided Lantern Walk Through Time or Seeing in the Dark tour.

Day 4

Ingonish Beach Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Start off your day on the right foot. Golf at the famous Highland Links Golf Course, spend time kayaking or enjoying the beach.


Louisbourg
147 km

En route, stop at local artisan shops.
Sleep in a cozy B&B or local inn.

Day 5

Group posing with Louisbourg in the background Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site

Spend the day at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site. Fire a canon, taste Fortress™ Rum and savour a good meal in the ambience of an 18th-century tavern. Discover what life was like 300 years ago from authentically-clad “residents.”

Stay overnight for an equipped camping experience in one of our canvas tents or in one of the period houses.

Day 6

Visitors sitting on red chairs. Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site

After a good night's sleep, explore the beautiful beach and scenic hiking trails nearby. On your way back, make a stop at the St. Peters Canal National Historic Site to watch boats navigate through the intricate locks.

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