Local Amenities & Friends of CB West

Make paddle boarding just one of many great experiences while visiting the beautiful Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia! Be sure to check out what else there is to offer in the Cheticamp/Margaree area, plan to stay for a few days (you'll be sorry if ya don't). Here is a list of local attractions, activities, businesses, eateries, and drinkeries.





Live life intents

Live Life InTents is a unique adventure tourism company aimed at providing a turn-key adventure experience completely tailored to what you want to do - when you want to do it. They are close friends, and collaborators with us at CB West Paddleboards.  Check out their experience packages below! follow them on social media @livelifeintents



A Great day fishing

"Expert or beginner, I will provide a great day fishing."

                                     - Jimmie Pedersen

Jimmie is an enthusiastic and wise salmon fishing guide, who caters to both the Margaree and Cheticamp rivers. Regardless of your experience as an angler, you'll be sure to learn something from this dude, while you enjoy your time on these world class river systems. Follow him @agreatdayfishing and see for yourself!




Are a nature loving couple living in Cheticamp, Cape Breton, always exploring new adventures. They have a strong connection to the outdoors and living a healthy lifestyle and we created this blog to share our passions with like minded people. 


VElo max cycling

Bicycle shop situated in Cheticamp on the Cabot Trail. Sales, rentals, repairs, apparel, parts and accessories, cycling tours, training camps, baggage shuttling & more.


le portage golf club

 Le Portage Golf Club in the Acadian village of Chéticamp, welcomes you to enjoy a round of golf on our wonderful course filled with breathtaking views of the Chéticamp Highlands.

"Our 18 hole 6,777 yard par 72 layout is sure to challenge golfers of all abilities which includes four sets of tees for golfers of all levels,  Challenging tee shots resulting from tree lined fairways on every hole are sure to keep you focused during your round. Along with great views of the Highlands, you will no doubt be taken away by the beauty of the layout, the land, and the hospitality you will receive here at Le Portage Golf Club."



frog pond cafe and sunset art gallery

Whether you're on the move to your next adventure, or just looking to chill in a friendly and vibrant environment, the Frog Pond Cafe and Sunset Art Gallery is a must do! With a variety of fair trade specialty coffees and teas, and top notch locally made pastries, they offer a treat that is tough to beat. The cafe is attached to the Sunset Art Gallery, which is home to many beautiful and funky creations made by talented local artisits. It is an eclectic hub where you'll meet both travelers from all over, interesting locals, and there is a chance that you'll catch some live music. Great people, great vibes, check'em out! 



vagabond drums

Bryan is a gypsy man who lives the vagabond lifestyle. He also builds collapsible and totally portable wooden bongo drums. "Collapsible wooden bongo drums?" you may ask. Don't feel out of the loop if you've never heard of this contraption before; it is an invention of his own creation. When the "Tall Guy" isn't festival hopping, he can usually be found beachside chucking a frisbe, hacky sacking, or laying down some beats on one of his creations. Follow him @vagabonddrums



le gabriel

After a busy (or lazy) day of taking in your beautiful surroundings, be sure to stop by Le Gabriel to enjoy some local food and music. "The Gab" houses both a dining room restaurant, and a live music/sports lounge which features nightly high end musical talent from 7pm-9pm. The lounge also has free-play billiard tables. Come grab a drink, catch some tunes, shoot some pool, and mingle with locals and fellow travelers. 


doryman pub & grill

"The Doryman is well known for good times! With an undisputed reputation for live local music, including Saturday afternoon fiddle sessions, music lovers will not be disappointed when they leave The Doryman". Good grub, good people, good times. Check out Thursday Talent nights for a real cultural experience;)


margaree valley and beaches

"A great Valley to Sea" indeed. The River is world renowned, the Harbour and its coastline are home to some beautiful and tranquil beaches, and its People are warm, welcoming and eclectic.  


salmon pool inn and gastro pub

The Salmon Pool Inn, located on the beautiful Margaree River and Cabot Trail, has a menu that builds from our local food sources. Seasonal and inventive Chef Kirsten Cable presents a weekly selection of what is coming up in the Margarees. Complemented by craft beers and wines from Nova Scotia. Local pub atmosphere with fine dining. 



Experience a world renowned natural mosaic of ecosystems from the very doorstep of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Relax on our beaches as the sun sets over the endless horizon. Taste the salt air and the pride instilled in traditional Acadian recipes passed down through generations. Discover a warm people with centuries old dialects, dances, songs, and traditions.

Our weathered door mats are waiting for your arrival, so what are you waiting for? Come discover Chéticamp!


captain mark's whale and seal cruise

Captain Mark's Whale and Seal Cruise in Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada offers some of the best whale watching on the Cabot Trail! Enjoy a beautiful day out on the water off the coast of scenic Pleasant Bay, as you observe these magnificent sea mammals frolicking in their natural habitat.


captain zodiac whale cruise

Snorkel with whales! Need I say more? If getting the water with the gentle giants isn't your bag, no sweat, there is still plenty of fun to be had above the water, cruising around in the zodiac and enjoying your surroundings. Located downtown Cheticamp 


gillis mountain trail rides

No matter if you are an experienced horse rider or an absolute newbie, you will love our Horse Riding Trails. Erin Gillis will guide you through the most unforgettable scenery in Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Discover Horseback Riding Fun for the whole family!


les trois pignons - cheticamp

Visit Les Trois Pignons for a special view into Acadian culture and the history of Chéticamp, a stunning collection of hooked rugs and antiquities, genealogy resource centre and library, and a full range of visitor information services.


centre de la mi careme

Le centre de la Mi-carême, your experiential center of excellence in l’Acadie !!!
Come celebrate la Mi-carême, an authentic fun-filled Acadian tradition that promises to entertain young and old. The Center features stunning displays, mask-making workshops, kitchen parties, daily art camps for the kids, bonfires with traditional Acadian singers, musical cafés and lots more.


plage st. pierre beach and campground

Offering a mix of wooded and open serviced sites for motor homes, trailers and tents (144 sites) to compliment a long stretch of open ocean beach frontage. This beach has a long stretching sand bar, and warm water! Perfect for families with smaller children


Cape Breton Highlands National Park is an incredible natural region, with unique cultural attributes.

Although well known for its scenic beauty, Cape Breton Highlands National Park is also ideal for outdoor activities. Enjoy 26 hiking trails, the beaches, the interpretive centre, great camping experiences as well as our top-ranked golf course, the Highland Links