Parenting to Go Podcast

Exploring Cape Breton Island

Episode Summary

On this week’s episode of Parenting to Go, Chris and Yashy discuss their adventures in Cape Breton. Travel and Leisure Magazine calls Cape Breton Island the Best Island in Canada, the third best in the world in fact. A photographer’s dream, a seafood lover’s delight, and hiker’s paradise, the island is a great vacation destination for the whole family.

Episode Notes

Travel and Leisure Magazine calls Cape Breton Island the Best Island in Canada, the third best in the world in fact. A photographer’s dream, a seafood lover’s delight, and hiker’s paradise, the island is a great vacation destination for the whole family.

Being from the island, Chris had to leave his homeland to truly appreciate its beauty, but he and his family make sure to return home often. Over two weeks in August, they decided to explore all of the areas that Chris had never thought to visit as a resident but have kept tourists coming back for decades.

On this week’s episode of Parenting to Go, Chris and Yashy discuss their adventures in Cape Breton, starting with a trip to the Cape Breton Highlands (2:02), where they explored the beaches and restaurants of Ingonish before driving the Northernmost section of the Cabot Trail to Pleasant Bay. There they found the Gampo Abbey Buddhist monastery, located in a stunningly beautiful section of the coast.

From the Highlands, the family visited Baddeck (13:25) and many of the attractions in and around the town, including the Alexander Graham Bell museum and Big Spruce Brewing.

During their stay in Sydney, the family explored a number of the attractions near the city, making stops at the Glace Bay Miner's Museum (23:41) to explore the coal mine, in Louisburg for a walk along the picturesque Lighthouse Trail, and in Big Pond along the Bras D'Or Lake (30:55).

To close out the show, Yashy provides some details on the Two Rivers Wildlife park (32:48), where the family encountered a moose and several other animals indigenous to the island. Lastly, they provide some tips on what to do in Sydney, where Chris' parents reside.