Sunflowers in France, tulips in the Netherlands, Christmas parades, grape laden vineyards – when you plan the timing for your next destination you might want to consider what the seasons offer especially if you are into photography.

This year I finally timed a visit to spectacular Cape Breton, Nova Scotia during the peak season of beauty.  The world famous Cabot Trail is gorgeous year round but the fall is extra special. You’ll find jaw dropping beauty around every turn with all the hues of autumn. Keep your camera ready and take advantage of the well-placed look-off points. You’ll want to linger and drink it all in. Visit in October during the Celtic Colours International Festival for nine days of concerts, food, dances, workshops and more and you’ll be hard-pressed not to participate and leave with your toes still tapping, kitchen ceilidh style.


Margaree Valley, Cape Breton


Cape Breton Highlands National Park


Gift shop at Gaelic College


Performance at The Barn, Normaway Inn