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Nova Scotia, Canada
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Activities: Dining
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Winnipeg, Canada
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153 reviews 153 reviews
82 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The Acadian town of Cheticamp sits on the mainland side of a sheltered inlet on the Gulf of St. Lawrence side of Cape Breton. The town offers a lot of options for accommodations and dining, has several gas stations and the only Tim Hortons you'll come across for a long way. My wife and I chose to stay there on... More

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Woodbridge, Canada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
26 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This is a Main-street kind of town. Possibility to get gas before entering the Park. Some cute houses in this town. And last chance to get a good cup of coffee at Tim's.

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St Albert AB Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
41 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is a pretty village in Acadian Cape Breton. Well worth a visit - take time to visit some of the museums and sea shore. Try an Acadian meal - enjoy!!!

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Dallas, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Experience real Acadia with friendly folks in a quiet town that makes a perfect hub for the national park. We liked Merry's Motel, a very clean place run by the friendly, professional Suzanne. For dinner try the place that looks like a big lighthouse

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We drove through Cheticamp on our way to the the Cape Breton National Park for a couple of nights of camping and hiking. It is a beautiful town with awesome views. After a long day on the Cabot Trail we came back into the town for dinner. We ate at the spot in the center of town with the lighthouse.... More

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Cary, North Carolina
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Tried equipped camping at Chéticamp camp ground. If you like camping, but you are not carrying the gear or if you want to learn to camp or if you don’t want to go through the hassles of camping, then this is good.Parks Canada provides Tent, Sleeping Pads(NOT bags), stove, propane cylinders, lantern, plates, utensils, pots, pans, cups, skewers, grilling equipment... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We wished we had stopped here for an overnight stay on our Cabot Trail trip. It is a wonderful town with lots to do and great places to eat. We ate at Harbour side Restaurant with a beautiful view. Would definitely stay here next time.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Cheticamp is conveniently located to Cape Breton Highlands National Park, the reason why we chose to stay in that area. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from, a grocery store and 2 convenient stores. You should be aware that the grocery store closes at 6:00pm during the summer. So if you need to do some grocery shopping, you should... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Cheticamp is a small town, about 10 minutes from Cape Breton Highlands National Park. It was the perfect location for us to stay in while exploring the spectacular scenery of the park. Though small, Cheticamp has a variety of restaurants, a co-op grocery and hardware store, and several gift shops. Cheticamp has much more to offer in terms of convenience... More

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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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59 reviews 59 reviews
47 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Great Sparsely Populated beach crossing over to Cheticamp Island. Drive to the top of the road if you dare! Some of the most beautiful places to sit and watch the sun set while you hear the ocean thunder below. Spot the large humpback whale or pods of smaller whales. Sea birds delight in the abundance. Awesome photo ops! Cheticamp is... More

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