Cabot Trail attractions

Top Choice National Park in Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Cape Breton Highlands National Park

One of Atlantic Canada's most famous and spectacular national parks, Cape Breton Highlands occupies 20% of the Cape Breton Island landmass. It's accessible by the famous Cabot Trail, a third of which runs along the …
Museum in Chéticamp

Les Trois Pignons

This excellent museum explains how rug hooking went from home-based activity to international business. Artifacts illustrate early life and artisanship in Chéticamp. Almost everything – from bottles to rugs – was co…
Monastery in Pleasant Bay

Gampo Abbey

This abbey, 8km north of Pleasant Bay past the village of Red River, is a monastery for followers of Tibetan Buddhism. Ane Pema Chödrön is the founding director of the abbey and a noted Buddhist author. You can visi…
Beach in Ingonish

Ingonish Beach

Ingonish's long, wide strip of sand is sheltered in a bay surrounded by green hills. It's a popular spot for some shore time in summer, even though the water never gets all that warm.
Museum in Chéticamp

Le Centre de la Mi-Carême

Mi-Carême, celebrated in the middle of Lent, is Chéticamp's answer to Mardi Gras. Locals wear masks and disguises, and visit houses in a bid to get people to guess who they are. This museum covers the history of the…
Museum in Pleasant Bay

Whale Interpretive Centre

Get some background on cetaceans at this modest visitor center, which has illustrations of 16 whale species, and a life-size model of a pilot whale suspended from the ceiling.
Church in Chéticamp

Église St Pierre

The unique and photogenic 1893 Église St Pierre dominates the town with its silver spire and colorful frescoes.