I sip on a glass of wine on my room’s balcony overlooking the waters of the Georgia Strait, the mountains of Quadra Island reflecting off the surface. Tiny tugs pulling their heavily loaded barges pass by. The lapping of the waves from the wake of the ferry boats and tugs is the only sound except for the cries of the seagulls and fluted sounds from the songbirds. This peace is just minutes away from a thriving town and a multitude of outdoor experiences.
A scenic three-and-a-half hour drive ...
Breathing in the salt air and digging my toes into the sand along with the wind and the sun make for a perfect setting to explore Inverness Beach. The sandy beach stretches for 1.7 KM with views of the coastline up towards the Cabot Trail and back down towards Mabou along the west coast of Cape Breton.
Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore may seem a bit remote, but in reality, it’s just a couple of hours from Halifax, Antigonish or Cape Breton. And it’s worth the drive—the highway along the shore offers spectacular views as it meanders along past bays, coves, inlets, tidal marshes, pristine beaches and rugged coastline. Coastal islands dot the nearby waters, and all of it offers hikers, nature lovers, paddlers, history buffs and photographers much to enjoy.
There is so much to enjoy and memories to make all over the island: hiking, winding roads with spectacular views, small villages, local artists and artisans, history, Celtic music, delicious lobster and seafood chowder, golf, kayaking, fishing, whale watching, beach combing, and heart-stopping beauty of nature.
Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, offers top class experiences for the traveler – step back into history at the Fortress of Louisbourg, enjoy a round of golf at the renowned Cabot Links, explore the rugged coast on the Cabot Trail, hike along the Celtic Trail, enjoy a meal and Celtic entertainment at the Red Shoe Pub and sail the inland sea at Baddeck.
We often hear stories of out-migration from Nova Scotia. Here are stories of people who have chosen to come and live in Nova Scotia.
Learn the stories of John Graham-Pole, Kulbir Singh, Carol Rivoire, Joe Van Heerden and Thomas Steinhart who have “come by choice” to Nova Scotia.