“I have travelled around the globe. I have seen the Canadian and American Rockies, the Andes, the Alps and the Highlands of Scotland, but for simple beauty, Cape Breton out-rivals them all.”

Alexander Graham Bell

A beautiful island for your summer adventures, Cape Breton truly is a gem in the North Atlantic. One of the highlights of any visit is the Margaree River Valley. Here, two major river branches meander towards the ocean, bringing together a stunning landscape and a vibrant culture.

Fog on East Margaree

The Margaree Walking Tour is an engaging way to explore the natural and people’s history of this beautiful valley. Starting at the meeting point of the two river branches, Margaree Forks, we will take you on an hour and a half tour, visiting historical locations and natural features along the Cabot Trail. The stories told will explore the local living culture, the global reach of this rural community and its natural beauty. To truly make it a summer experience, each visitor will get to enjoy an ice cream treat along the way.

When: the tours run (generally) on Thursday through Sunday at 12 noon from July through September.

Where: 7972 Cabot Trail, meeting at the Gazebo at the Margaree Visitor Information Centre & Drs. Coady and Tompkins Memorial Library in ‘downtown’ Margaree Forks, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Gazebo meeting point for the Margaree Walking Tours

Tickets: are available at Eventbrite. Ticket includes the 1.5 hour, 2.5 kilometer guided walk and an ice cream treat

Hannah MacDonald, Margaree Walking Tour guideAbout Your Tour Guide:
Hi, I’m Hannah MacDonald. I’m a born and bred Cape Bretoner with a love of the beauty and history of this island. I grew up in Marion Bridge (“Out on the Mira”, if you will) on the east side of the Island. However, my mother grew up in Margaree Forks and I have been lucky enough to have been visiting this valley my whole life. The history is intriguing and as I’ve learned more, I wanted to share the best stories with visitors, in a relaxed walk along the Cabot Trail, dabbling in botany, natural history and the real taste of Cape Breton.