Activities

Boat Tours

There are many boat tours in the Canso area. Staff at The Last Port Motel are happy to help you find a tour so that you might experience a true Maritime adventure.

Canso Regatta

The Canso Regatta takes place each year during the second week in August. This week long celebration features a number of boat races, games, a parade, dances, and sports tournaments.

Last Port Motel: Canso Regatta

The week is book ended with tribute to those lost at sea through the years, held at the Seamen’s Memorial, as well as in the waters of the harbour.  Take this time to become steeped in the culture and tradition of this historic coastal community.

Looking for a place to stay during Regatta? Contact The Last Port Motel today to book!

Canso Islands

While enjoying your stay at The Last Port Motel make sure to revisit a time when British and French Forces fought for control of North America, and learn about the role Canso played during this time. Visit the Interpretive Centre to relive what life would have been like as an 18th century solider stationed at the fort on Grassy Island.

Last Port Motel: Canso Islands

After learning of the day to day life, you can then visit the island via a short boat ride. Once there you can view the remains of the fort and and the many buildings that surrounded it. You’ll even be able to see evidence of European settlers dating back to the 1600’s.

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Stan Rogers Folk Festival

Each year the Stan Rogers Folk Festival draws some of the most talented singer songwriters from the world over. This annual event draws thousands to Canso each year to celebrate Stan’s legacy and experience dozens of acts over this three day event.

Last Port Motel: Stan Rogers Folk Festival

Last Port Motel is just a 10 minute drive from the festival site!

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Chapel Gully Trail

Chapel Gully TrailThe Chapel Gully trail is situated on the easternmost point of mainland North America and is named for the Star of the Sea Church which stands nearby. The trail is a 5km loop which also offers a short cut for those looking for an easier hike. The complete trail offers salt marshes, barrens, forests, coastline and so much more.

 

Make sure to take in the Chapel Gully Trail when staying at The Last Port Motel.

For more information on The Chapel Gully Trail, click here.

Black Duck Cove

Black Duck CoveBlack Duck Cove, in Little Dover offers white sandy beaches and some of the warmest waters on the East Coast. Many picnic areas are cleverly placed throughout, taking advantage of both coastal expanses and cozy nooks of evergreen. Interpretive panels assist you along your self-guided tour describing the various plants and wildlife throughout this unique park of many ecosystems.

When staying at the Last Port Motel, a visit to Black Ducky Cove is a must!

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