Category Archives: Cape Breton

Flavor Restaurant – Sydney, NS

Aamzing Sandwich Flavor REstaurant Sydnes NS
I’ve been hearing about Flavor (@CBFlavor) since it opened five years ago, whispers of a place that was changing the food scene in Sydney with local and gourmet options.  Flavor is the brainchild of Scott and Karry, two well-travelled teachers with a dream of opening their own bistro-style restaurant in Cape Breton. In 2007 that…Read More

Nova Scotia Beaches: Ingonish Beach

Ingonish Beach Best NS Beaches
Summer is coming! What better way to get ready than with a series of posts on one of the best summer adventures, THE BEACH!  Read on to hear about Ingonish Beach in Cape Breton, or click on the links below to find more amazing Nova Scotia Beaches. Ingonish Beach is a popular spot for locals…Read More

Big Spruce Brewery – Nyanza, NS

Big Spruce Brewery
I was not much of a beer drinker before we started The Local Traveler NS. I liked wine, I liked mojitos and I liked margaritas, but I didn't really get the appeal of beer. But then, I had never really tried craft beer before. With craft beer, each brew has its own distinct characteristics, you…Read More

On The Road – Cape Breton

Roadtrip vehicle Hybrid
We've been spending the past few days slowly making our way up the Eastern Shore and through Cape Breton.  It is the off season, so the roads and towns have been quiet, but the natural surroundings are just starting to come to life. The frost is just starting to melt, bringing about a rush of…Read More

Tears of Glass

Tears Of Glass
It wasn’t a happy story that led to the creation of Tears of Glass.  Not unlike the seaglass that makes up her creations, Brenda Reichel’s company was shaped by the water.  A few years ago, Brenda was living in Churchhill, Manitoba when she received word that her son had gone missing.  A few days later, they discovered…Read More

Glenora Distillery – Inverness, NS

Glenora Distillery white building mountain backdrop
When I first finished school, I spent six months working with a Whiskey expert.  During that time I inevitably developed a fondness for a fine glass of whisky.   Still, in all that time, I didn’t have a chance to take trip out to Nova Scotia’s own celebrated distillery, Glenora (@GlenBreton). Glenora is North America’s first single malt…Read More

Rusty Anchor – Pleasant Bay

Lobster and Snow Crab Nova Scotia
During a September trip to the Cape Breton Highlands, we ended up spending the night in Pleasant Bay.  There are plenty of things to do in the Highlands, from hiking to whale-watching to cycling, but things shut up pretty early in the evening.  This is especially true when you start getting into the shoulder season…Read More