If birdcalls, whispering-breezes and rushing-rivers are your ideal soundtrack – this is your Island. Explore a range of challenging and picturesque golf courses. Experience some of the most memorable journeys to be found on two wheels, whether by bicycle or motorcycle. Hike and discover a piece of paradise. Whatever you decide to do, be sure to bring your camera. Your eyes will fill with wonder…your heart will never leave.
If you're hungry, you're in for a tasty journey. Taste lobster fresh from the boat, steamed to perfection, and served at a table near enough to hear and smell the ocean-waves. Sip a glass of fine-wine, ice-cold ale, or a dram of Canada’s only single malt whisky. Either way, it’s going to be some of the best you’ve ever had. That goes for everything we serve here.
Embark on a new coastal adventure everyday on Cape Breton Island. With thousands of kilometres of spectacular coastline, the opportunities are as vast as the Atlantic Ocean. Meet our friendly whales who are as interested in you as you are in them. Experience Canada’s Largest Inland Sea, the Bras d’Or Lake by sail or by shore. Take a boat ride to Bird Island, home of the Atlantic Puffin.
Cape Breton inspires musicians. From our mountains and our shores, we have produced award winning singers, songwriters and musicians, including Rita MacNeil, the Rankin Family, Natalie MacMaster, Bruce Guthro , The Barra MacNeils and Mary Jane Lamond. This is music that resides in our souls. You can feel the generations of loss, lament, joy and hope in a single note.
Our entire Island echoes with the whispers of the generations that have come before us. Here before all of us, Mi’kmaq culture continues to thrive and inspire. The Eskasoni First Nation on the Bras d’ Or Lake, is the world’s largest Mi’kmaq community. You’ll discover music, art, humour, cuisine and stories that have been passed down over hundreds of years. There’s no need to search for history here - we’ve put a bit of time-travel at each exit.
Our art is as diverse as what stirs us and is brimming with our history, our joys and sorrows, our hopes and dreams. Discover every kind of artisan at work here – makers of kilts and quilts; baskets and glass. Find art created from our old industrial labours - blacksmithing, leather and wood working. Our artists have found unique methods to preserve our history while creating one-of-kind- masterpieces.