Nearby Pleasant Bay, on the Cabot Trail
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.

Annual Events:

Festival de l’Escoauette (late July)

Other Links

Cheticamp Attractions

St Peter’s Church

Built in 1893, has a 50 metre (167 ft) spire that can be seen far up and down the coast.

Acadian Museum

744 Main St (south end of the village)
(902) 224-2170

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)
(902) 224-2642

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.