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Welcome to Chéticamp

During your journey on Cape Breton Island’s renowned Cabot Trail, admire the rugged beauty of the landscape, the proud Acadian and Mi’kmaq heritage, and unparalleled hospitality that Chéticamp offers.

Experience the great outdoors, the many shops, museums, restaurants, festivals and incredible accommodations.


Angus LeFort
Harbour Manager

Phone: (902) 224-3009

Things to do

The Cabot Trail Journey of a Lifetime

The Cabot Trail's magnificent world-renowned experience is unlike any other. The 298km-long Cabot Trail is a mix of roadways, paths, stairs, and stunning beauty that takes you from unbelievable ocean vistas to quaint fishing villages. Plan to savour every moment, every experience. Take time to unwind and enjoy this masterpiece.

Centre de la Mi-Carême

Take in the rich tradition of the Mi-Carême fête that has been celebrated in the local Acadian area for centuries. See the stunning displays, masks, music and dance through interactive exhibits filled with joy and laughter.

Les Trois Pignons

For a truly authentic and special view into Acadian culture and the history of Chéticamp, plan a visit to Les Trois Pignons. Explore a stunning collection of hooked rugs and antiquities, a genealogy resource centre and library, and a museum and gallery featuring the Elizabeth LeFort Gallery and the Marguerite Gallant Collection.

Skyline Trail

The best hike in Cape Breton. Found in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, this trail is the perfect one to showcase the windy roads, mountains and rugged coastline. A well-known hike that is 6.5km return, this trail is filled with wildlife and views perfect for whale watching.

L’abri Café

Visit Chéticamp’s newest dining establishment located on the majestic Cabot Trail. L’abri Café features classic French Acadian cuisine as well as some standards that would be expected when dining on one Canada’s great coastlines. With views of Chéticamp Harbour surrounding the dining room, we promise that the food and the view will provide the perfect pairing.

Acadian Trail

Climb 365 metres above the Chéticamp River for panoramic views of the Acadian coastline, the Chéticamp river valley and the park's highland interior. This challenging climb rewards the experienced hiker with breathtaking views of the forest as you ascend.

Restaurant et Bar 7 Le Portage Golf Club

A memorable golf vacation at Le Portage Golf Club starts with 18 holes set on a plateau overlooking the Gulf of St. Lawrence, with majestic views of the world-famous Cabot Trail and surrounding mountains. Another member of “The Big Four,” this course is known to bring golfers back again and again for its challenging fairways and greens. Located very close to both the Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs, as well as the famous Stanley Thompson designed Highland Links, this makes for an ideal golf destination.