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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’kmaq 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.

Rising From the Sea and Clinging to Mountains

Cabot Trail

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.

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Things to do

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

Two kayakers snap a selfie in front of a lighthouse

Outdoor Adventure

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

A man and woman playing the fiddle

Culture & Heritage

Culture and heritage have carved out our communities along stunning vistas, highland crests, and historic sites. Follow the lively sounds of fiddles to Canada’s Musical Coast.

Stories about the Island, by Locals and Visitors

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