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Port Hastings
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Fantastic views crossing over to (or back from) Cape Breton Island

I guess to have a fixed link to Cape Breton Island, it wasn't just a causeway they had to build... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Calgary, Canada
A beautiful view on the Atlantic!

Everything went well when we crossed on the causeway into Cape Breton. There were two lanes, one... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2017
Robby G C
Toronto, Canada
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“Fantastic views crossing over to (or back from) Cape Breton Island”
May 12, 2019
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Highway 104, Port Hastings, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I guess to have a fixed link to Cape Breton Island, it wasn't just a causeway they had to build. There's a large mine next door to the causeway, and big ships need in and out. We would have loved to see the turning bridge...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank BenLar137
Reviewed May 12, 2019 via mobile

Not sure why the Canso Canal is even mentioned but I guess watching a bridge turn sideways on a column is intriguing.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank tonyk744
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Cross the canal to Cape Breton and you are entering heaven. The canal is scenic and a few pictures are necessary.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank laboswell
Reviewed August 12, 2018

I feel like this location is tremendously overrated- maybe its just me. Its a bridge that everyone must take to access cape Breton island. Canals are always impressive, but this is not suited to have visitors and is not tourist friendly- just glance as you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank theoljohnnyboy
Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

The view is so awesome! It’s so impressive to see the ocean. And driving across on the causeway is a treat. You notice how they’ve added many rocks and boulders on the shoulders of the bridge. Apparently, the causeway is closed 3-4 times a year...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Mishka01
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Everything went well when we crossed on the causeway into Cape Breton. There were two lanes, one coming from Cape Breton and the other lane from the mainland. At one place, there was a lift bridge. The best part of the causeway is the view...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Robby G C
Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

Quite an interesting canal, particularly if a boat goes through and the road is closed, as happened to us.

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank chiangmaicharlies
Reviewed April 12, 2017

There is not necessarily a lot to see here, though there are a couple of information boards nearby. It is more approachable when leaving the island as there is an easy turn off to go into the parking area. Most of the canal itself is...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank FirstCircle
Reviewed October 28, 2016

This is the spot where my husband and I usually take the kids fishing and recently - a few of our friends were fortunate enough to get video of some whales near the canal! How cool is that!

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank bbhalifax
Reviewed October 28, 2016

We saw all kinds of big fish, tuna, dolphins, black fish and one large whale, it was an awesome expierence. Lots of folks stopped to take pictures. It connects Cape Breton to Nova Scotia .

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Pauline. M
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November 25, 2016|
Response from Pauline. M | Reviewed this property |
Contact the harbour authority to pass through the canal right now there is construction going on
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