Getting Here by...

You can fly in to Halifax International Airport or Sydney Airport. There are a number of daily flights in and out of Halifax by major U.S. and Canadian Airlines. Most major US and Canadian rental car agencies are represented here, but call ahead to be sure, especially at Sydney. There are a number of daily connecting flights to Sydney. From Halifax International Airport, it is about a three-and-a-half hour drive from the airport to the Margaree area. From Sydney airport it's approximately one-and-a half hours.

If you are arriving on the TransCanada from other provinces, continue on the highway all the way to the Causeway linking Cape Breton to the mainland. If you are coming from Halifax or south of Halifax, make your way northeast toward Truro. There is only one exit at Truro for Cape Breton so don't miss it! You will pass New Glasgow, and Antigonish (watch for radar) and then the Causeway. Just after you cross the causeway, there is a good visitor information centre on the right. There is a rotary where you can either follow the ocean up the west coast (Ceilidh Trail "Cheticamp/Inverness" direction) or you can continue on the TransCanada ("Baddeck" direction). Both will take you to the Margaree area.

From Sydney Airport:
When you leave the airport premises/road, turn left onto Grand Lake Road until you reach the highway entrance lights (there is a Canadian Tire store on the corner). Get on the highway and later turn off toward Baddeck. You should cross the Seal Island Bridge and go over Kelly's Mountain, pass Baddeck and you will see a turn-off the TransCanada (at the "The Red Barn") for the Cabot Trail and Cheticamp. Turn right and drive through Middle River and you will arrive shortly in the Margarees.

Private Plane
There is an aspalt landing strip in Margaree Valley 2900 feet long, on a north/south axis, sufficient for turboprop aircraft. There is a taxi area, tie downs and an area for parking. If you need to contact someone enroute about local weather conditions, call Ralph MacPherson at (902) 248-2051 and he will be happy to give you assistance.

There is a larger airstrip at Port Hawkesbury as well.



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