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7 Ways to Virtually Tour Cape Breton Island

Story by: Team Destination Cape Breton

While COVID-19 has certainly limited our ability to get out and travel, we can still wander digitally. We’ve compiled a group of amazing locations that you can virtually explore in the safety of your own home. You can either travel along a path or enjoy a 360º view of these 10 sites. 

Inverness Beach 

Enjoy Canada’s Musical Coast from your screen! This street view allows you to walk most of the boardwalk while viewing the Atlantic Ocean on one side and our world-famous Cabot Links golf course on the other. Inverness Beach is known for miles of pristine sand and the warm waters of the Gulf of St Lawrence.

Skyline Trail

Did you know you can ‘hike’ the entire Skyline Trail virtually? Parks Canada has categorized this hike as ‘easy’, it is well maintained and has a large parking lot. If you’re looking for a moose sighting, this is the spot!  Take a virtual tour and see what brings thousands of visitors to our island.

Middle Head Trail

Middle Head Trail is located next to the iconic Keltic Lodge Resort & Spa, in the charming small town of Ingonish.  The hike is relatively flat, and a great activity for any age. Walk the entire trail and enjoy the panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean at the end.

The Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site

This historic site featured one of, what would become, Canada’s most important turning points after the siege of 1758. Reconstruction of the historic site shows only 1/4 of the structures that were found within the Fortress. Tourists can experience musket and canon firings, an authentic menu from 18th century, rum tastings and can even be thrown into jail! While Parks Canada may be temporarily shut down you can still virtually visit all the historic buildings and features of the Fortress you would usually see but we can’t help with a virtual tasting of the rum!

Port Hood Beach

Drop yourself right in the sand and walk along the Port Hood beach or walk the boardwalk. This is a hidden gem of the Island, perfect for a quiet and relaxing beach day.

Salt Mountain

Get a beautiful 360 view on top of the mountain without having to hike!

Highland Village Museum/Baile nan Gàidheal

Start your virtual tour of Cape Breton’s Highland Village and see how the Gaels lived on the island through the ages.


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Team Destination Cape Breton

Our team at Destination Cape Breton is always exploring our beautiful Island. We love discovering our hidden gems, working with partners, and putting our Island on the pedestal it deserves!

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