ST. PETER'S – WHERE THE OCEAN MEETS THE LAKE
Welcome to St. Peter's! St. Peter's is considered the hub for surrounding communities and offers numerous activities throughout the year. As the commercial center of Richmond County, St. Peter's offers lodging, campgrounds, restaurants, cafes, grocery, gift and craft stores, pharmacies, banks, liquor store, gas stations, museums, recreational facilities, and a marina. Whether for good food, entertainment, or just a place to relax and enjoy, St. Peter's has all the charm and atmosphere of a small town.
POINT MICHAUD BEACH PROVINCIAL PARK
Point Michaud Beach Provincial Park on Cape Breton Island is an exceptional 3 km long, southern-style sandy beach, which is also patrolled by lifeguards ('Baywatch') in July and August. Beach grass is typical for this well-kept beach, next to beautiful sand dunes and large cranberry fields. Ideal for surfing and other water sports. The park has a boardwalk, picnic tables and restrooms.
FORTRESS OF LOUISBOURG – LIVING HISTORY
The Fort of Louisbourg, the largest historic reconstruction of a fort in North America, carefully rebuilt on the foundations of the original fort from which the French sought to dominate all shipping in the North Atlantic in the 18th century...
Cape Breton Island - Your heart will never leave
Cape Breton Island is a hilly, 180 km long and 120 km wide island with a unique, highly rugged coastline and is located in the north of mainland Nova Scotia directly on the Gulf Stream. On one side is the Atlantic Ocean and on the other the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Directly in the middle of the island is Lake Bras d'Or, North America's largest inland lake sailing area with direct access to the Atlantic Ocean.
HIGHLAND VILLAGE MUSEUM IONA
The museum village of the Scots who immigrated to Cape Breton, the "Highland Village Museum", is located on a mountain with an impressive view over Bras d'Or Lake. There you can get an impression of the former life of the inhabitants of Scotland and Nova Scotia.
CABOT TRAIL - ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL COASTAL ROADS IN THE WORLD
Named after Cape Breton's discoverer, John Cabot. Giovanni Caboto firmly believed he had discovered Japan. The Cabot Trail winds around the rocky splendor of Cape Breton's north coast and then climbs to the stunning plateaus of Cape Breton Highland National Park. The Cabot Trail is rightly considered one of the most beautiful coastal roads in the world, attracting numerous visitors from all over Europe and North America each year.
THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT NOVA SCOTIA
The Canadian Atlantic province of Nova Scotia in the northeast of the U.S. New England states is about 55,000 sq. km in size, but has only 900,000 inhabitants. The province is almost completely surrounded by the sea and has a seacoast length of about 7,500 km. The sea is present everywhere and it is mainly the coastal landscapes that make up Nova Scotia's charm. There are non-stop flights from Frankfurt, Munich, Amsterdam, London, New York, Boston, Toronto and Montreal to Halifax International Airport, the provincial capital. From there, an onward flight to Sydney is possible with a flight time of only 50 minutes. Due to the short flight times on the one hand and a time change of 5 hours, which is quite acceptable for Europeans, on the other hand, the interest of many vacationers from Europe and America has been concentrating more and more on the charming province of Nova Scotia for several years. Once you have experienced the beauty of this province, it will be hard to find anything comparable. Nova Scotia is a particularly charming, attractive vacation paradise with a wide variety of recreational opportunities. A paradise for those who like to be "outdoors" and experience pure, untouched nature.