Sydney - Baddeck and Cape Breton Highlands

7 hours

Tour highlights:

Sydney: Founded in 1758 by Col. J. F. W. Des Barres, Sydney was first settled by loyalists from New York State. Immigrants from the Scottish Highlands followed 20 years later and added much of the Scottish flavour we see today. Sydney boomed at the turn of the century with the building of the Dominion Steel and Coal Company plant at Whitney Pier.

Kelly's Mountain: Saint Anne's Gut: The lookoff after the climb over Kelly's Mountain looks down on Saint Anne's Gut and towards Cape Smokey on the Cabot Trail.

South Gut St. Ann's: First established by Highland Scots, this is the location of the Nova Scotia Gaelic College of Arts and Culture, the only Gaelic college in North America. The college teaches the Gaelic language at its six-week summer school and offers instruction in the Highland arts of bagpipe playing, clan lore, Gaelic singing, Highland dancing and hand weaving of clan and family tartans.

Baddeck: Alexander Graham Bell Museum: This spectacular museum holds the world's most comprehensive collection of Alexander Graham Bell's scientific and humanitarian achievements. The site displays hundreds of original artefacts and personal mementoes as well as photographs that tell the fascinating story of the man himself.

Kelly's Mountain: Big Bras d'Or: This lookoff offers a great view of Big Bras d'Or and Big Bras d'Or Bridge. (picture stop)

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