Cape Breton Island

Beautiful beaches in eastern Canada

Here we introduce you to beautiful beaches in Eastern Canada that we discovered on the way and that are among our favorite beaches. Each of these beaches is worth at least one detour, if not a longer stay.

That's how the Scots lived in Nova Scotia

We are located in the Highland Village Museum, an Iona open air museum on Cape Breton Island. Here you can experience the history of the Scots in Nova Scotia up close in a village. We walk from one house to another and go through time.

Acadia on the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

Suddenly the beach road is no longer called Shore Road, but Belle Cote Beach Road. I find the Scottish-Acadian street names Chemin Old Grand Etang Road or Chemin McCarry Road in Saint Joseph du Moine even more beautiful. We have arrived in the Acadians region on the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton.

Canada's single malt whiskey from Glenora

Canada's single malt whiskey is distilled at the Glenora Distillery & Inn on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. In addition to being a whiskey distillery, Glenora also has a hotel and restaurant with some of the best cuisine on the island.

Cape Breton in the footsteps of the Scots

The Cabot Trail is considered to be one of the most beautiful routes in Nova Scotia. We explored it for two days on our road trip and were on the trail of the Scots who had settled Cape Breton from the 18th century.

Ceilidh Trail: on to the Cabot Trail

We explore the Ceilidh Trail in Nova Scotia and discover real insider tips. However, you have to take your time. It is worth going down to one of the harbors, one of the bays or one of the sandy beaches. Unlike the Cabot Trail, the beauties are not directly on the main road.

The Cabots and their voyages of discovery

John Cabot and the Cabots' voyages of discovery John Cabot? - ca 1498 Little is known about John Cabot. His real name was Giovanni Caboto. He received the citizenship status of Venice in 1476. The English King Henry VII hired him around 1496 for a voyage of discovery to the west with the task of looking for a way to Asia. From[…]

Cheticamp on the Cabot Trail: folk art with humor

Explore William Roach's Sunset Art Gallery in Cheticamp on the Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia. William Roach is often in search of driftwood, which is one of the materials he works with. This creates the most wondrous mythical creatures that reflect his humor.

Luxury hotel and golf resort on the Cabot Trail

The Keltic Lodge Resort Ingonish Beach is located on a peninsula that extends into the bay at the beginning of the Cabot Trail. From here you can also explore the Cape Breton Highlands National Park and the Cabot Trail during a stay of several days.

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