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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.

Explore Canada's Favourite Island See for yourself why Cape Breton Island continues to be recognized as the #1 Island in Canada.

#1 Island in Canada, 3rd Year in a Row

It’s a three-peat! Once again, Cape Breton Island was ranked #1 Island in Canada at the prestigious 2020 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards. The awards honour the top travel destinations and companies around the globe as rated by Travel + Leisure readers.

The Open Road is Calling, it's Time to Answer Voted as Canada's Best Scenic Drive

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.

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Outdoor Adventure

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

A rolling green golf course overlooking the ocean

Golf

Sweeping cliffs, majestic ocean views, and miles of green—Cape Breton Island was made for golf.

Locals Know Blogs

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