Discover & Embrace
Cape Breton Island
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Alive with vibrant culture and bound by its rugged coastline, Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island calls out to be explored. We hold our traditions close and it’s a tradition to share what we have with our visitors.
Sample Our Experiences
The Cabot Trail
Experience one of the world’s most scenic drives. Rising from the sea, clinging to mountains, a winding staircase that will take you from majestic ocean vistas to quiet fishing villages.
Our island is renowned as a hikers’ paradise, a challenging beauty that calls out to be explored. Breathtaking landscapes await you.
Leave your footprints on our shores...They will be welcomed by gentle waters and rolling surf. Anticipate larger than life encounters.
Camping / RVing
Nestle into wooded havens of peace. Dream to lullabies from the ocean, wind and wildlife, as you enjoy one of our five thousand star accommodations.
Boating Bras d'Or Lake
Chart a course on The Bras d'Or Lake, a UNESCO Biosphere and Canada’s largest in-land sea.
Hands on History
Delve into the mind of a genius, explore a 17th-century fort, or learn of our storied past. You may even learn something about yourself.
Getting here from Ontario
There are direct flights to Sydney from Toronto and from other Canadian cities via Halifax. If travelling by ground, the Trans-Canada Highway 104 leads to Cape Breton Island.
Leave no stone unturned, let our locals be your guide
Our locals know best, from the top ten experiences on each of our
magnificent trails and truly unforgettable hidden gems, just waiting to be discovered.
Did you know?
Cape Breton Island was ranked #1 Island Destination in Continental North America and #3 in the WORLD. — Travel + Leisure
The Cabot Trail, a stunningly beautiful loop around the northern portion of the Island, has been called the "best road trip". — Lonely Planet — Ahead of Trump Golf Links Ferry Point
Cabot Cliffs, often called the "Pebble Beach of Canada", was ranked Best New Course in the World 2015. — Golf Digest
Celtic Colours International Festival draws the finest musicians and thousands of people to the Island to experience North America's only living Celtic culture.
The Bras d'Or Lake, a saltwater inland sea and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, has been called one of the finest sailing destinations in the world.
The exchange rate for the Canadian dollar is hovering around 70 cents to the U.S. Dollar — a 13-year low, which gives Americans about a 30% discount on Canadian prices. — Travel + Leisure