How Long Should I Spend in Ingonish, Nova Scotia?

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Stop! If you are currently planning your vacation to Cape Breton, stop what you doing and re-write your plans to ensure you have at least a few days in your itinerary to visit Ingonish, Nova Scotia. 


Ingonish is a seaside community that stretches roughly 20km along the coastline. Despite being on the "world-famous" Cabot Trail, you feel like you are off the beaten path. If you seek travel that offers a local, authentic experience, come stay for a while with us and live like a local. 

With its raw, rugged, untouched coastline, amazing views, hiking trails, and abundance of innovative local cuisine, Ingonish should be on your radar and become an annual tradition!


Keltic Lodge Ingonish


Places to Stay in


✅ Keltic Lodge at the Highlands Resort and Spa  

✅ Knotty Pines Cottages




Places to Eat in Ingonish

✅ Salty Rose's and The Periwinkle Café - robust lattes, fresh and healthy food, scrumptious baked goods.  

✅ The Main Street Café - large diverse menu of fresh food with something for everyone

✅ Purple Thistle Dining Room - a luxury ocean-side dining experience  




Things to Do in Ingonish

✅ Ride the Gondola at Cape Smokey 

✅ Ingonish Whale Watching & Scenic Tours

✅ Mountain Top Kayaking 

✅ More hiking trails than you can complete that take you along the ocean and into the highlands. 



Upcoming Events at Cape Smokey

Smokey Sessions, Chill on the Hill Concert, August 5th, 2023 - Buy Tickets Here

✅ Smokey Sessions, Cape Smokey Ceilidh,  August 15th,  2023 - Buy Gondola Tickets 


Aren't you glad you stopped in? And this just scratches the surface of what our amazing community has to offer. Be sure to check back in with us often as we explore what you can do on your visit(s) to Ingonish. 

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