Kellys Mountain

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Kellys Mountain
Seal Island Bridge in Fall.JPG
The view from the Bras d'Or Look-off on Kellys Mountain
Highest point
Elevation 267 m (876 ft) [1]
Coordinates 46°15′24″N 60°30′55″W / 46.25667°N 60.51528°W / 46.25667; -60.51528Coordinates: 46°15′24″N 60°30′55″W / 46.25667°N 60.51528°W / 46.25667; -60.51528[2]
Kellys Mountain is located in Nova Scotia
Kellys Mountain
Kellys Mountain
Kellys mountain is located in Nova Scotia's Victoria County
Location Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
Topo map NTS 011/K07
Access road / hike

Kellys Mountain[2] is a mountain located in Victoria County, Nova Scotia, Canada. The Trans Canada Highway winds its way up the mountain via Route 105. It is known for both its scenic view from the top and its steep slope on both sides of the mountain highway. There is a parking space at the top known as the Bras d'Or Look Off that gives a view of Seal Island Bridge, Great Bras d'Or channel and Boularderie Island, areas where the highway travels after the driver descends the eastern portion of the Highway. Travelers should be aware of a sharp hairpin turn at the foot of the eastern end of the mountain that switches back greater than 180 degrees after a steep descent.

The area around Kellys Mountain is rich in Scottish history. The Gaelic College of Arts and Crafts is located in Saint Anns at the western end where the climb up the mountain begins.


  1. ^ "Kellys Mountain". Peakery. Peakery. Archived from the original on 22 November 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Geographical Names of Canada - Kellys Mountain". Government of Canada. Retrieved 19 June 2018.