4 days in Cape Breton Island Itinerary

4 days in Cape Breton Island Itinerary

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Baddeck

— 3 nights
For most visitors on holiday in Baddeck, the town represents the beginning and the end of the world-famous Cabot Trail, a scenic roadway looping around the northern tip of Cape Breton Island.
Ski Tuonela has been added to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Baddeck: Louisbourg (Stella Maris Rectory, Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, &more), Colouratura Art Gallery (in Indian Brook) and Cape Breton Highlands National Park (in Ingonish). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, take a memorable drive along Cabot Trail, stop by Baadeck Yarns, and gain insight at The Gaelic College.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Baddeck trip itinerary builder site.

Halifax to Baddeck is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Halifax in March, things will get little chillier in Baddeck: highs are around 0°C and lows about -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Baddeck

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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Cape Breton Island travel guide

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Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Hiking Trails
Encompassing a fifth of Nova Scotia's land area, Cape Breton Island supports a thriving tourism sector with its blend of cultural, historical, and natural attractions. In addition to several small towns with a strong sense of community, popular places to visit on Cape Breton Island include the largest national park in the Maritime provinces. Sheltering many iconic Canadian animals, the park contains the scenic Cabot Trail, drawing nearly half a million annual cyclists, walkers, and drivers. Epic natural scenery keeps most visitors outdoors during their Cape Breton Island vacation, but this destination also boasts several major indoor attractions, like a world-famous whiskey distillery and a reconstructed 18th-century fortress.