Bras D’Or Lakes Scenic Drive

The Bras D’Or Lakes Trail can be accessed at several points from the other trails, including from Port Hastings on TCH #105, after crossing the causeway; or from St. Peter’s on Rte #4.

A gateway to the famed Cabot Trail, this drive is comprised of magificent vistas of the Bras D’Or Lakes, a traditional home of Nova Scotia’s Mi’kmaq and home to 4 First Nations. Enjoy the tiny coves and inlets, small ferry crossings and much more.

There is no right or wrong way to tour around Cape Breton Island and you can easily move from one trail to another ensuring you do not miss anything!

Attractions are frequent and include: the Culture & Heritage Centre at Wagmatcook; the Waycobah First Nation at Whycocomagh; the Railway Station Museum at Orangedale; the unique marble beach at Marble Mountain; the swing bridge at St. Peter’s Canal National Historic Site; the annual Potlotek First Nation Powwow on Chapel Island; the Look off at Irish Cove; Rita’s Tea Room at Big Pond; the Eskasoni Cultural Journeys at Eskasoni First Nation; the Highland Village Museum at Iona; the nesting grounds of Atlantic puffins at Bird Islands; the massive Seal Island Bridge leading to the Sydney area.

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