In Nova Scotia, the trail picks up at the Ferry Terminal in Caribou, NS and meanders along the coast of Northumberland Strait to the Canso Causeway where it crosses to Cape Breton Island. On Cape Breton, the trail continues mostly along the coast to Inverness, where it turns inland, threading between the Bras d’Or Lakes and then heading to the North Sydney Ferry Terminal.

Length: 487km / 303mi.

Note: Length may vary depending on which spur trails or alternate routes are followed.

For more information please visit the IAT Nova Scotia website for downloadable maps and other information. If you have specific questions, contact IAT representative Claire MacNeil. For other hiking news in the province see Hike Nova Scotia.