Where should you stay on Cape Breton?

If you want to stay inside Cape Breton Highlands National Park and truly be in nature, the best place to stay is a Parks Canada campsite! There are seven campsites throughout Cape Breton Highlands National Park in Cheticamp, Corney Brook, Fishing Cove, Macintosh Brook, Big Intervale, Broad Cove, and Ingonish Beach.

Where is Skyline Trail Cape Breton?

Cape Breton Highlands National Park
The Skyline Trail is a seven-kilometre, looping, hiking trail at Cape Breton Highlands National Park in Nova Scotia, Canada. It lies on the western side of the Cabot Trail, near French Mountain’s summit.

How long does it take to do the Cabot Trail?

approximately five hours
According to the Cabot Trail tourism map, available at Nova Scotia welcome centers and various museums and merchants on Cape Breton Island, the entire Cabot Trail drive takes approximately five hours.

How long is the Skyline Trail Cape Breton?


Length 6.5 km / 4 mi (return) 8.2 km / 5.1 mi (loop)
Time 2 – 3 hours
Significant features Headland cliff, ocean Main trail suitable for most skill levels. Boardwalk with steps at headland. Rugged back loop.
Trailhead On the Cabot Trail at the top of French Mountain Lat.: 46.737691 Long.: -60.880377

Where should I stay when driving the Cabot Trail?

5 Unique Places To Stay Along The Cabot Trail


Is Cape Breton worth visiting?

A true natural beauty, Cape Breton is consistently lauded for its outdoor attractions—sprawling coastline and mountainous vistas among them. To see why the island has earned its share of accolades as a bucket list destination, head to the Cabot Trail.

Which side of Cabot Trail is best?

Cabot Trail itinerary Popular opinion states that driving the Cabot Trail in a counter-clockwise direction provides the best views—plus, the coast will be on your side of the road so nothing can block your vantage point.

Where can I see moose in Cape Breton?

almost guaranteed to see moose – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

  • Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
  • Ingonish – Things to Do.
  • Ingonish.
  • Cape Breton Island.
  • Nova Scotia.

Can you do the Cabot Trail in one day?

You can definitely drive the Cabot Trail in one day. And some people do end up driving the entire trail in one day, finishing the full 185 mile-loop (298 km). But, you’ll likely miss out on some cool hikes and highlights. (It’s better to split the road trip in two!)

Is Cabot Trail worth it?

With dramatic, rocky coastlines, waterfalls, vibrant bays and beaches galore, it’s easy to see why the Cabot Trail is considered one of the world’s best road trips.

Where can I find Cape Breton partnership staff?

Where to find us… Cape Breton Partnership staff are conveniently located across Cape Breton – Unama’ki, with staff located in each municipality. If you have any questions, please reach out any information below

Where to stay in Cape Breton Island?

Mira River Cottages is an ideal place for recharging, adventure, exploring the beauty of Cape Breton Island. If you are staying in Sydney for the night and you are looking for a quick escape to nature, history, and rugged coastal views then the 30 minute trip to Louisbourg is a great plan!

Why choose destination Cape Breton?

Our team at Destination Cape Breton is always exploring our beautiful Island. We love discovering our hidden gems, working with partners, and putting our Island on the pedestal it deserves!

What is the Cape Breton capital group?

The purpose of the Cape Breton Capital Group (CBCG) is to bring together a group of experienced Cape Breton entrepreneurs and investors to seek out investment opportunities that will help established businesses maintain local ownership and seed new companies based on Cape Breton Island.