This community on the shores of the Gulf of St Lawrence, lies on a scenic portion of the Cabot Trail. The western entrance to the Cape Breton Highlands National Park is 5 km (3 mi) northeast of town. The town is also a popular spot for whale watching cruises and a hovercraft trips to Magdalen Islands (Iles-de-la-Madeleine) in the middle of the Gulf of St Lawrence. Catch the boats at Government Wharf.
Festival de l’Escoauette (late July)
St Peter’s Church
Built in 1893, has a 50 metre (167 ft) spire that can be seen far up and down the coast.
744 Main St (south end of the village)
Features French-Canadian glassware and antiques dating to the 1900s, along with sheep herding skills and demonstrations of spinning, weaving and rug hooking. Open daily 8 am to 9 pm June-Aug; 9 am to 5 pm in shoulder season May to October. Donations accepted.
Dr Elizabeth LeFort Gallery
15584 Main St (Les Trois Pignons Building)
Gallery displays over 20 tapestries of famed Acadian artist Elizabeth LeFort, as well as other local works. Allow 30 minutes. Open daily 8 am to 6 pm July-Aug; 9 am to 5 pm in shoulder season May to October. Admission fee.