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HI-Cabot Trail
23349 Cabot Trail
Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia B0E2P0

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902.224.1976
1.877.776.0707


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Travel Tips & Directions

From Halifax International Airport

Take Highway 102, North to Truro. At Truro take Highway 104, East to the Canso Causeway. Here you have three options:
1. Take the scenic route, Highway 19 (the Ceilidh Trail) and follow the coastal road to Margaree Forks. Take a left turn onto route 219 Chimney Corner, after about 15 minutes take another left, where you will join up with the Cabot Trail. OR
2. Go East on Highway 105 to The Red Barn and take a left onto the Cabot Trail. (Exit 7) Once on the Cabot Trail continue North to the town of Cheticamp (get your Groceries, Liquor and Gas here!!!!) Then continue through the town and into the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. After about 35 minutes you will enter the village of Pleasant Bay where the hostel is located on the left hand side of the road, after the Cardinal Points Gift Shop on the right!! OR
3. Continue past The Red Barn and through Baddeck to (Exit 11) Cabot Trail, alternatively you can take the Englishtown Ferry (Exit 12) and continue on the Cabot Trail towards Ingonish. Follow the Cabot Trail to the town of Ingonish (get Groceries, Liquor and Gas here!!!!) Continue around the tip of Cape Breton over North Mountain and into the village of Pleasant Bay. The Cabot Trail Hostel is located on the right hand side of the road. If you arrive at The Rusty Anchor Restaurant you have gone too far!!

From Sydney

Take Hwy-125 West toward NFLD. Ferry / North Sydney At exit 1W, take ramp right for HWY-105 West / Trans Canada Hwy toward Baddeck / Canso Causeway 0.4 km Hang a right onto Hwy-105 / Trans Canada Hwy Here you have two options :
1. Taking the Englishtown Ferry (Exit 12) OR
2. Continuing on the Highway for another few minutes and then turn right at Exit 11 onto Hwy-19 ( Cabot Trail).
Follow the Cabot Trail to the town of Ingonish (get Groceries, Liquor and Gas here!!!!) Continue around the tip of Cape Breton over North Mountain and into the village of Pleasant Bay. The Cabot Trail Hostel is located on the right hand side of the road. If you arrive at The Rusty Anchor Restaurant you have gone too far!!