“Discover Your Celtic Side” on The Celtic Shores Coastal Trail

Whether you are planning to come to Cape Breton solely to experience the Celtic Shores Coastal Trail, or as part of a longer visit exploring the rest of Cape Breton, there is lots of online information to familiarize you with all that this Island has to offer. Click on the Links tab for a comprehensive introduction to relevant websites or explore this site.

Consider the 10 essentials of trail trip planning:

  • Leave a trip plan with a family or friend
  • If cycling, make sure you have a terrain appropriate bike that is well maintained and a helmet
  • Bring appropriate footwear and a variety of clothing suitable for changing weather conditions including a waterproof jacket
  • Bring a small backpack with snacks, water, and a patch kit including a tube, pump and duct tape
  • If riding at night, bring a lighting system
  • Trail map
  • Bug spray

The Celtic Shores Coastal Trail endorses leave no trace principles:

  • Plan Ahead and Prepare
  • Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  • Dispose of Waste Properly
  • Leave What You Find
  • Minimize Campfire Impacts – No Open Fires Permitted
  • Respect Wildlife
  • Be Considerate of Other Visitors

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