Our 2019 adventure exploring Newfoundland and Labrador aboard the RCGS Resolute was a win-win-win. For one thing, we visited a new-to-us part of Canada, including many stops well off the beaten path. We made new friends. And our experience confirmed that expedition cruising is a pretty good fit with our travel preferences.
Category: Nova Scotia
Day Trip – Fortress of Louisbourg
An enjoyable half-day outing, we were astounded at how many period-costumed people were on site. Layer-on the fact that most of the Fortress of Louisbourg has been reconstructed and, fo rus, it became a bit Disney-esque.
Hiking Nova Scotia – Middle Head Trail
Middle Head is a pretty easy out and back trail, mostly through the woods, with a couple of peek-a-boo views and a nice viewpoint at the end. It's family friendly, located close to tourist accommodation and Parks Canada offers guided hikes on this trail. All of which means it's fairly busy. Of the three hikes we did in Cape Breton, this was our least favourite.
Hiking Nova Scotia – White Point
White Point has a small network of social trails, boot-beaten through the heather. It's fairly flat, with gently rolling terrain. A short and winding drive off the Cabot Trail, it's a good choice for those who like to hike alone.
Hiking Nova Scotia – Skyline Trail
Of the more than two dozen hiking trails in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Skyline Trail is consistently rated in the top three. It's often called the "can't miss" hike along the Cabot Trail. Makes sense: it's fairly short, relatively scenic (especially at sunset), is frequented by moose and allows visitors to choose between a 6.5 km (4 mile) out and back or 8.2 km (5.1 mile) loop route. So of course we had to go!