4 days in Cape Breton Island Itinerary

4 days in Cape Breton Island Itinerary

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4 days in Cape Breton Island Itinerary

Start: Halifax
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
1
Louisbourg
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Halifax

3
nights
Louisbourg

Louisbourg ©
Louisbourg is an unincorporated community and former town located in Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Regional Municipality.HistoryThe French military founded the Fortress of Louisbourg in 1713 and its fortified seaport on the southwest part of the harbour, naming it in honour of Louis XIV. Escape the urban bustle at Uisge Ban Falls and Ski Tuonela. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site and Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site. Get out of town with these interesting Louisbourg side-trips: Cape Breton Miners' Museum (in Glace Bay) and Sydney (Saint Theresa's Church, Sydney Waterfront District, & more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from Louisbourg Lighthouse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stella Maris Rectory, and look for gifts at Ed's Books and More.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Louisbourg day trip planner.

Halifax to Louisbourg is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, daily temperatures in Louisbourg can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Louisbourg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sydney, Baddeck, Cape Breton Miners' Museum
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