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Practical Information

On Cape Breton Island, we cherish spontaneity. However, a little bit of extra information can go a long way towards having the best trip possible. Take a peek at some of the links below for some help along the way.

Cape Breton Weather

Spring in Cape Breton

  • Mid March to late April — 0 to 10 °C (32 to 50 °F)
  • Late April to mid June— 10 to 20 °C (50 to 70 °F)

Summer in Cape Breton

  • Mid June to mid September — 20 to 25 °C (70 to 80 °F)

Fall in Cape Breton

  • Mid September to mid November — 10 to 20 °C (50 to 70 °F)
  • Mid November to mid December — 0 to 10 °C (30 to 50 °F)

Winter in Cape Breton

  • Mid December to mid March — 0 to -15 °C (0 to 32 °F)

Current weather forecasts are available online on the Environment Canada Weather Centre website, the Weather Network website or by phoning 1-902-426-9090 (English) or 1-902-426-9095 (French).

For up to the minute weather conditions visit


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.

For an up-to-date accurate conversion of your local currency into Canadian dollars (CAD), access Bank Of Canada’s currency converter here.

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