Cabot Trail


The  Cabot Trail is considered one of the world’s most scenic destinations, with stunning ocean vistas, old-growth forests, rock scarred by glaciers, and the mysterious highlands.

Cape Breton Island is easily accessible by land, air, or sea. Once you arrive, you will understand that this winding scenic Trail offers lots of things to do and see during each season.

A visit to the Cabot Trail is a multi-day (3-5 days) experience. Enjoy our culture, our music, and countless outdoor activities. Participate in our festivals, our special musical events, the ceilidhs, and kitchen parties that happen all around the Cabot Trail. To replenish yourself, enjoy fabulous local seafood at our great restaurants.

Lobster is a specialty in many restaurants along the Cabot Trail, as fresh local seafood can be found in all communities. Look for crab, oysters, mussels, clams, scallops, and mackerel, all raised or caught locally. In the case of clams and mackerel, you might even “find” your own!

Our high-season festivals begin in May with the Cabot Trail Relay Run, and end in October with the Cabot Trail Writers Festival, the Celtic Colours International Festival, and the harvest-season Huckle Buckle Festival. In between, there are food, sporting, music, hiking and cultural festivals all around the Trail.