The Cabot Trail


88 pages
ISBN 0-929116-52-6
DDC 971.6'9'00222




Photos by Warren Gordon
Reviewed by Janet Arnett

Janet Arnett is the former campus manager of adult education at Ontario’s Georgian College. She is the author of Antiques and Collectibles: Starting Small, The Grange at Knock, and 673 Ways to Save Money.



It has been said that Nova Scotia’s Cabot Trail is where Canadians go
for a Sunday drive. Approximately half a million tourists drive the
Trail every year, bringing much-needed tourism dollars into Cape Breton
and making an undeniable statement as to the beauty and appeal of this
scenic highway.

This photo album serves as a broad-stroke introduction to the Trail and
surrounding area. For anyone planning a trip to the Trail, it has enough
detail to clarify expectations and help identify must-see spots. The
work is not a conventional travel guide with directions and
destinations, but rather an overview, an impression, and a mild-mannered
sales pitch.

The book is colorful and attractive. The text is light, and the many
photos are of professional quality. They tend to the literal and
representational rather than artistic. The sun always shines, the grass
is green, and the sky is blue. A nice souvenir.


Harley, David A., “The Cabot Trail,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed April 23, 2024,