4 days in Cape Breton Island Itinerary

4 days in Cape Breton Island Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cape Breton Island tour itinerary planner

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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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Baddeck: Sydney Merchant Mariners Memorial (in Sydney), Colouratura Art Gallery (in Indian Brook) and Iron Art & Photographs (in Margaree Valley). Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, take a memorable drive along Cabot Trail, see the interesting displays at Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, and take in the waterfront at Louisbourg Boardwalk Park and Boat Launch.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Baddeck road trip planning site.

Halifax to Baddeck is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Halifax in March: high temperatures in Baddeck hover around 0°C and lows are around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Baddeck

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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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.