Chéticamp Travel Guide: 11 reviews and 77 photos


Thursday September 13, 2012
I loooooved everything about CHETICAMP - its location - The atmosphere - the Acadian Culture - the beautiful sunny day we were there.
Cheticamp is a thriving fishing village on the west coast of Cape Breton Island and the western entrance to Cape Breton Highlands National Park. The downtown area overlooks a large Bay.
The population of nearly 4,000 is made up mostly of people of Acadian descent and Cheticamp is the largest Francophone enclave on Cape Breton Island.
Things to do in Cheticamp includes visiting "Les Trois Pignons" and Jean's Gift Shop, both of which display beautiful hooked rugs of which Cheticamp is the Center and well known for.
The locals have a "joie de vivre" - Joy in Living, as the community hosts many concerts, dances and musical events throughout the summer months.
This is why their town motto is "Toujours Chantante" - Always Singing!

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  • Pros:Lovely town - lovely location - lovely people
  • Last visit to Chéticamp: Sep 2012
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2013 at 1:42 AM

    Wow Lori! I would love to get into Jeans Gift shop and have a look around! I bet I couldn't resist buying something from there!

    • LoriPori's Profile Photo
      Oct 10, 2013 at 3:37 AM

      Jeans Gift Shop was fun to look around there. She even gave us a demonstration of which I have a video.

  • GentleSpirit's Profile Photo
    Oct 26, 2012 at 4:23 AM

    We only passed through Cheticamp briefly since everyone was so fired up to go hiking in the highlands park. I remember reading about a colorful history of cheticamp how it was dominated by one group and the priest at St pierre liberated them. it was neat to see where the Louisiana Cajuns trace their descent to.

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    Oct 3, 2012 at 10:53 PM

    What a great page and travelogues.


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