Category: Englishtown

Donalda’s Puffin Boat Tour

Near Englishtown on Cape Breton you will find a dock and a tiny shack that leads you to Donalda’s Puffin Boat Tour.  Our trip was on an overcast day that reminded me of the west coast of Vancouver Island, where you feel like you are visiting the edge of the world. This of course doesn’t compare to when you are out in the boat and reach the rocky islands on which the birds live and nest.  Don’t let my rubbish pictures fool you.  It was amazing to see about seven different species of seabird, including the famous Puffins.  They looked […]

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Englishtown is mostly known for being the gateway to the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. For years, a small car ferry has shuttled passengers across the channel to the highway that winds along the Northern Shore towards to the national park. Despite the traffic that Englishtown sees, many visitors and locals alike are unaware of the many things to see and do in the village. One of the more well-known attractions in Englishtown is the museum dedicated to Cape Breton’s one and only Giant, Angus MacAskill, who stood almost 8 feet tall and weighed more than 500 pounds. Donelda’s Puffin […]

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