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Welcome to Cape Breton Island on Canada’s Atlantic Coast

Cape Breton Island’s story is told in many ways. It’s etched in her craggy cliffs. Written in the trails that marble her face. Spoken in three languages and celebrated in her music and dance. Alive in the millennia’s old history of Unama’ki—Cape Breton Island’s true name, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaw People. To know our Island is to know she’s an unyielding beauty, one which breeds a fierce spirit, resolute pride, and resilient communities knit together by tradition. Pjila’si, Cíad Míle Fáilte, Bienvenue—welcome to a place loved by many and home to a lucky few.


Come explore by ski, snowshoe, or snowmobile. Travel through snow-covered trails to breathtaking vistas. Surround yourself with majestic snow-scapes, and release your true spirit.

Things To Do

Not just another pretty place. Here, you’ll find a lifetime of adventure packed on our 110-mile long island.

Getting Here By Air

Getting here is easy. Leaving is the hard part. Learn more about current flight status to Sydney from Toronto, Montreal, and Halifax.

Driving? All roads lead to Cape Breton Island.

#1 Island in North America

Cape Breton Island has been ranked the #1 Island in North America by Condé Nast Traveler readers and #1 Island in Canada by Travel + Leisure readers. These awards honour the top travel destinations and companies around the globe.

Cabot Trail

Rising from the sea and clinging to mountains, the 298-kilometer-long Cabot Trail is a winding mix of roadway, paths, stairs, and stunning beauty that takes you from unreal ocean vistas to quaint fishing villages.

Outdoor Adventure

Explore mountains that bring you the most incredible ocean vistas, hike to Nova Scotia’s tallest waterfall or cycle the world-famous Cabot Trail.

Locals Know Blogs

Clean It Right

Tourism businesses with the Clean It Right designation have completed a training program to ensure they are cleaning their establishment with the safety of their guests in mind.

Illustrated map of Cape Breton Island

Easy to Find. Hard to Leave.

There are direct flights to Sydney from Toronto and Montreal and from other North American and European cities via Halifax. If traveling by ground, the Trans-Canada Highway 104 leads to Cape Breton Island.

Getting Here and Around