#CBUstaycation Challenge – Check out views of the Strait of Canso from the Ceilidh Coastal Trail

Adventure and nature is everywhere on our beautiful island so having a trail right by the Canso Causeway seems nothing short of fitting! To find the trailhead for the Ceilidh Coastal Trail:

  • Turn left as soon as you cross the bridge on the Canso Causeway as you are entering Cape Breton.
  • You’ll see the Coast Guard buildings to the Left
  • The parking area is quite large and you’ll see the Trans Canada Trail kiosk right away
  • The trail starts beside the chain-link fence that you will see on your right as you are facing the Coast Guard buildings.

Unfortunately, there aren’t any signs showing you to the beginning of the trail. But it is not hard to find. Just walk towards the fence and you’ll see a wide trail to your right. Follow this and within 10 minutes of the trial you’ll come to a view of the entrance to the canal and St. George’s Bay. ┬áThe trail will open up now and continue across the bridge, the views along here are gorgeous! However, it can get quite windy and chilly so come prepared. Although this part of the Ceilidh Coastal trail is very scenic the trail itself is not in the greatest shape, so wearing hiking boots or shoes is recommended.