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Victoria County: One of the Best Traveling Destinations in Nova Scotia

North River Provincial Park, Victoria County, NS. Not very far from Internet Access on the Cabot Trail.
Victoria County harbours approximately 8,500 year-round residents, with Baddeck and Ingonish being the two major centres. We are the county with the fewest inhabitants of all counties in Nova Scotia. C@P Sites are spread out rather evenly across the county, without any major lack of geographical coverage for public internet access. The famous Cabot Trail runs through most of Victoria County, connecting it with Inverness County near Middle River as well as Cape North. The Trans Canada Highway connects us with Cape Breton County just past Boularderie.

Our major attractions include the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, North River Provincial Park, the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck, and the Bras d’Or Lakes, Cape Breton’s picturesque inland sea. There is a wealth of information available on the internet about these tourist attractions.

At Little Narrows, you can access Iona Island by ferry. At Iona, the Highland Village Museum is a wonderful representation of a time past, when words such as fax, email, and internet were not even invented yet. Here, you can see a stone house, a log cabin, and an entire village of Cape Breton architecture from the 1800s.
Highland Village Museum at Iona, Victoria County, NS. Walking distance from Iona CAP Site and Internet Access on the Bras d'Or Lakes.


An important cultural destination is the Gaelic College at St. Anns. Here, you can learn about Gaelic language, music, and art. Each fall, there is also an island-wide music festival called Celtic Colours, and several of its events are regularly hosted by the Gaelic College.

A detour to Bay St. Lawrence is well worth the trip. You are here at the northernmost tip of Cape Breton Island, and have great views of the ocean. On the way north, a stop at Cabot Landing Provincial Park makes for a very pleasant walk on a beautiful beach. Find the park on this topographical map of northern Cape Breton.

The North Shore, halfway between St. Ann's and Ingonish, is particularly interesting because of the concentration of artisans and craft shops on this stretch of the Cabot Trail. If you are looking for new pottery, iron art, or fashionable hats, or sculpture, you will find it here.

Wherever you will be traveling in Victoria County, our C@P Sites are there to provide public internet access, and other non-internet related services you might need when you are on the road. Read more for details on which C@P Sites provide wireless internet service.
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