Nova Scotia (Cape Breton Island) Along The Cabot Trail

NECESSARY (and boring) HISTORY:

Nova Scotia (also known as Acadia) is a Canadian province located in Canada’s Maritimes. During the first 150 years of European settlement, the colony was primarily made up of Catholic Acadians (French). This time period involved six wars in which the French and some Acadians resisted the British settling the region.

During this time most of the Acadians were expelled by the English where 2/3 of them died going back to France. The Acadians of South Louisiana came from this area because Louisiana was a French, at that time, colony.

After the colonial wars, New England Planters and Foreign Protestants settled Nova Scotia. After the American Revolution, the colony was settled by Loyalists. During the nineteenth century, Nova Scotia became self-governing in 1848 and joined the Canadian Confederation in 1867.

The colonial history of Nova Scotia includes the present-day Canadian Maritime provinces and northern Maine, all of which were at one time part of Nova Scotia. In 1763 Cape Breton Island (which we visited on this trip) and St. John’s Island (what is now Prince Edward Island – visited in previous post) became part of Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia included present-day New Brunswick (we will post about part of this region in another post to follow) until that province was established in 1784.

Let me say, this place is beyond beautiful.  Please add this to your must see list.

This trail circles this island along the coast.  It is breathtaking around each curve or topping each hill.

This trail circles this island along the coast. It is breathtaking around each curve or topping each hill.

Cabot Trail 1

This is a single sample of the wonderful sites along this trail

This is a single sample of the wonderful sites along this trail

We did not stay in a camp but found two bed & breakfast to satisfy me.   Two nights at the camp ground on Prince Edward Island was enough for this trip.  We stayed our first night in Inverness.  The B&B was adjacent to the #2 Links Golf course in Canada.  It was beautiful, on the ocean (like St Andrews in Scotland) and expensive.

We did not stay in a camp but found two bed & breakfast to satisfy me. Two nights at the camp ground on Prince Edward Island was enough for this trip. We stayed our first night in Inverness. The B&B was adjacent to the #2 Links Golf course in Canada. It was beautiful, on the ocean (like St Andrews in Scotland) and expensive.

A view of the golf course from our B&B.  The host was rude and condescending...guess he doesn't like us Americans.  This is the first time I have ever encountered this.  I know a lot of people in other countries (I'm told) don't like us, but I assumed Canada was our "friend".  This guy wasn't one of our fans.

A view of the golf course from our B&B. The host was rude and condescending…guess he doesn’t like us Americans. This is the first time I have ever encountered this. I know a lot of people in other countries (I’m told) don’t like us, but I assumed Canada was our “friend”. This guy wasn’t one of our fans.

This is the last picture for this post.  St. Ann's Beach

This is the last picture for this post. St. Ann’s Beach

One thought on “Nova Scotia (Cape Breton Island) Along The Cabot Trail

  1. Bubba says:

    Cool pics interesting history and story

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