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North America > Canada > Atlantic Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Chéticamp


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Chéticamp is a town on the coast of Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. Its blend of natural beauty and Acadian culture makes it an interesting place to spend some time in and it also serves as the western entrance to the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

Get in[edit]

The Cabot Trail is the only road in and out of town. It is about 90 km from Baddeck and over 400 km from Halifax (about 5 - 6 hours drive).

Get around[edit]


  • Joe's Scarecrows, Cabot Trail. Scary gallery of scarecrows with halloween masks. Entrance is free, but they ask for a small donation.
  • Les Trois Pignons, 15584 Cabot Trail, +1 902 224-2612. Open May 15 - Oct 15, 9AM-5PM (open until 7PM in July and August). Museum of Acadian culture based on collection of antiques started by Marguerite Gallant.



  • Floras, Cabot Trail, Point Cross (about 10 minutes south of Chéticamp), +1 902 224-3139, fax: +1 902 224-1213, e-mail: . Sells a variety of handcrafts, especially traditional locally-made Acadian hooked rugs. Also does demonstrations.


  • Le Gabriel, 15424 Cabot Trail, +1 902 224-3685, fax: +1 902 224-1178, e-mail: . Serves a variety of dishes with an emphasis on fish. Most mains cost $12-$20.
  • Harbour Restaurant. A fine restaurant with lobster. Very fresh and tasty.




Go next[edit]

The Cabot Trail runs north of town through Cape Breton Highlands National Park, with plenty of scenic vistas and hiking opportunities.

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