Surrounded by endless beauty each season of the
year, the Pilot Whale Chalets is located closely to
some of Cape
Breton's most well known scenic attractions.
In St. Joseph du Moine be sure to visit the mask
gallery at Le
Centre de la Mi-careme and learn about the mask-making
traditions and the history behind the Acadian tradition of “mi-careme”.
In Chéticamp, be sure to visit the beach at Plage Saint-Pierre,
the magnificent stone church Eglise Saint-Pierre, or take some
time to learn about the rug hooking traditions at the Elizabeth
LeFort Gallery in Les
Trois Pignons, or do some hiking in the Cape
Breton Highlands National Park before setting
out for your scenic tour of the Cabot
Chéticamp boasts two full months of cultural
activities including dinner theatre, music, dance, concerts, parades
and much more during its Festival
de l'Escaouette. Or if you’d rather a calm evening
walk, take a stroll along Chéticamp’s boardwalk and watch
the glowing sunsets.
Rain, snow, wind or shine, there are opportunities
for adventure whatever the weather.
The seasons present various opportunities for new adventures, including
hiking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, swimming, and much more.
Every fall season brings a wonder of autumn colours in the mountains
and the sounds of the International
Celtic Colours Festival.
You can learn more about Nova Scotia’s
most beautiful attractions and outdoor adventures at www.novascotia.com.
beautiful Pilot Whale Chalets are conveniently
located along the Cabot Trail Highway at 15775 Cabot Trail Highway.
The Pilot Whale Chalet’s is
suitably located for travelers coming and going from the Halifax
International Airport or the Sydney
Airport. Just a five-hour drive from Halifax (where you will
cross the Canso Causeway which connects our Island to the Mainland)
or two-hour drive from Sydney, we are easily accessible to all
Cape Breton visitors. If you are traveling over the Cabot
Trail you can enjoy the beautiful scenery beginning at St.
Ann’s or start your stunning journey by taking the well-known
Englishtown Ferry. For those that are coming from or going to Newfoundland,
they can reach the Marine
Atlantic Ferry Terminal in North Sydney in just under two hours.
you enjoy whale watching, bird watching, hiking, swimming, golfing
or sea kayaking, there is something for every nature
enthusiast in Cape Breton. Both nature lovers and advanced hikers
can stroll or trek through a variety 27 walking trails in the Cape
Breton Highlands National Park. Anyone looking to
get in a few rounds of golf while in the area should look no
further than Le
Portage Golf Club, one of the members of Golf
Cape Breton's group of award-winning courses. The
other three members, the Dundee Golf course, the Highlands Links
Bay, are only a short drive away from Chéticamp.
rich in cultural history and tradition, provides a quick glimpse
of what a small Acadian village may have looked
back in the 18th Century. Built from a culture of strong French
Acadian descent, the town has carried on many great traditions,
including music, cuisine, art, and much more. As a visitor
to our community, you have an opportunity to experience these
and cultural expressions.
You can also explore Chéticamp’s
prominent past at Les
Trois Pignons, an information and geneological centre
featuring various artifacts and art pieces by local artisans and
the Elizabeth LeFort Gallery. St. Peter’s Church, built in
1893, still stands as a long-lasting landmark that draws visitors
from near and far. A celebration of Acadian culture and heritage
happens every year during July and August when Le Festival
de l'Escaouette comes alive. Visitors can join in the
festivities that include parades, concerts, gala shows, dinner
and the largest musical in Atlantic Canada “Le Grand Cercle”.
and camaraderie are never short in abundance in scenic Chéticamp.
A location built from strong tradition, Chéticamp still prides
itself on offering up a fresh catch of seafood at any of the
local restaurants. For visitors interested in tasting local Acadian
cuisine, ask for chiard or pâté at one of the local restaurants.