We’re talking about the northern-most part of Nova Scotia, Canada, just above the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. At the mouth of St Lawrence seaway. Just south of Newfoundland.
There are airports in Sydney (2 hours away by car) and Halifax (5 hours). We’re just 16 hours drive Montreal or Boston. Twenty-two hours from Toronto or New York City. And what a drive it is! National Geographic Traveler calls the last two hours “a drive of a lifetime.”
Getting here is half the fun. The drive through the Cape Breton Highlands Nationals Park is famous around the world – the stuff of legend for automobile enthusiasts, bicyclists and motorcyclists. And a perennial favorite for car ads on TV.
All drive times assume you’re driving the speed limit. Count on some extra time for scenic stops, moose-crossings, meals, etc. Drive carefully and watch out for moose, especially in the park and especially at night.