15 days in Cape Breton Island Itinerary

15 days in Cape Breton Island Itinerary

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Louisbourg
— 4 nights
2
Indian Brook
— 5 nights
3
Mabou
— 5 nights

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nights
Louisbourg

Louisbourg ©
Louisbourg is an unincorporated community and former town located in Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Regional Municipality.HistoryThe French military founded the Fortress of Louisbourg in 1713 and its fortified seaport on the southwest part of the harbour, naming it in honour of Louis XIV. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Louisbourg: Ski Ben Eoin (in East Bay), Glace Bay (Glace Bay Heritage Museum & Cape Breton Miners' Museum) and Sydney (Cape Breton Regional Library, Holy Redeemer Parish, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, kick back and relax at Indian Beach, look for gifts at Ed's Books and More, and stroll through Point Michaud Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Louisbourg trip maker website.

Sydney to Louisbourg is an approximately 1-hour car ride. January in Louisbourg sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Indian Brook.

Things to do in Louisbourg

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sydney, Glace Bay, Ski Ben Eoin, Low Point Lighthouse, Point Michaud Beach
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Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site ©
Ski Ben Eoin ©
Ski Ben Eoin
Cape Breton Regional Library ©
Cape Breton Regional Library

5
nights
Indian Brook

Indian Brook ©
Explore Indian Brook's surroundings by going to Margaree Salmon Museum (in Margaree Valley), Franey Mountain (in Dingwall) and Ingonish (Cape Breton Highlands National Park & Christopher Gorey Gallery).

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Indian Brook vacation planner.

Drive from Louisbourg to Indian Brook in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Louisbourg in January, expect nights in Indian Brook to be about the same, around -11°C, while days are slightly colder, around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mabou.

Things to do in Indian Brook

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Baddeck, Cape Breton Island, Margaree Valley, Ingonish, Franey Mountain
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Cabot Trail ©
Cabot Trail
Cape Breton Highlands National Park ©
Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Colouratura Art Gallery ©
Colouratura Art Gallery

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Mabou

Mabou ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mabou: MacDonald House Museum (in East Lake Ainslie), Margaree Harbour Craft & Gift Shop (in Margaree Harbour) and Doug Fraser Art Gallery and Sculptural Garden (in Inverness).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mabou trip builder website.

Getting from Indian Brook to Mabou by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Mabou

Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Inverness, Cape Breton Island, Port Hawkesbury Community Park, Chestico Museum, MacDonald House Museum
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Cabot Cliffs Golf Course ©
Cabot Cliffs Golf Course
Mother of Sorrows Pioneer Shrine ©
Mother of Sorrows Pioneer Shrine
Port Hawkesbury Community Park ©
Port Hawkesbury Community Park