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7 Ways to Virtually Tour Cape Breton Island

Bras d'Or Lake, Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park

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.


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10 ideas for a Cape Breton Valentine's Day!

by: Tammy Aucoin & Chris van den Berg: Local Hiking Ambassadors

Culinary , Festival & Events , Uncategorized , Winter

What better place to celebrate love than on Cape Breton Island? Our community is rich with activities to suit any pair of lovebirds, whether they would rather thump their feet to some music at a pub or snuggle up in a cozy cafe.


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Cape Breton Fall Guide for Culinary Enthusiasts

by: Alicia Lake: Local Culinary Ambassador

Cabot Trail , Culinary , Fall

Looking for somewhere to eat this fall in Cape Breton? Looking for an authentic experience or simply want to try some locally inspired dishes? Here is a culinary guide for your fall trip to Cape Breton that will have you coming back again and again!


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Plan Your Next Long Weekend in Chéticamp!

by: Team Destination Cape Breton

Cabot Trail , Cape Breton Highlands National Park , Culinary , Hiking , Outdoor Adventure

Looking for a great way to spend your long weekend on Cape Breton Island? Chéticamp will wow you! Let two local ambassadors, Jeremy Smith of CB West Paddle Boards and Napoleon Chiasson, one of our Acadian cultural ambassadors, guide you!


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10 Unforgettable Experiences in Cape Breton Island

by: Adam Hill

Bras d'Or Lake , Cabot Trail , Cape Breton Highlands National Park , Coastal Adventure , Culinary , Fortress of Louisbourg , Golf , Hiking , Living Culture , Music & the Arts , Outdoor Adventure

10 Cape Breton Island experiences: the Cabot Trail, Fortress of Louisbourg, ceilidhs, seafood, golf and more.


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Uisge Ban Falls & Herring Choker Deli

by: Alicia Lake: Local Culinary Ambassador

Bras d'Or Lake , Cabot Trail , Culinary , Fall , Hiking

Gaelic for “white water”, Uisge Ban (ish-ka-ban) Falls is by far the most popular hike in the Baddeck area. This 4 km, 1.5-hour hike complete with picnic facilities attracts local and visitors all season long. Those visiting via the many cruise ships


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Franey Mountain & The Dancing Moose Café

by: Alicia Lake: Local Culinary Ambassador

Cape Breton Highlands National Park , Culinary , Fall , Hiking , Outdoor Adventure , Spring

Once again, your heart is pumping, you’re amazed and invigorated as you ascend to the top of Franey Mountain and your reward… a 360° view of the entire Clyburn Brook canyon and the Atlantic coastline from Cape Smokey to Ingonish! Simply breath-taking


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North River Falls & Restaurant 100KM

by: Alicia Lake: Local Culinary Ambassador

Cabot Trail , Culinary , Fall , Hiking , Outdoor Adventure , Spring

You may want to work your way up to this hike! So consider conquering North River Falls as something to aim for as you build your hiking repertoire. The hike is a well-maintained trail, part of the North River Provincial Park and Wilderness Area.


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Ben Eoin & The Mermaid Kitchen

by: Alicia Lake: Local Culinary Ambassador

Culinary , Fall , Hiking , Outdoor Adventure , Spring

A nice steady climb along a well-worn path, Ben Eoin Trail leads you through large old Birch and Beech trees. At the top of the small mountain, the look-off offers views of East Bay of the Bras d’Or Lakes like no other. The 1.7 KM hike starts at the


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Cape Mabou Highlands & Clove Hitch Bistro

by: Alicia Lake: Local Culinary Ambassador

Cabot Trail , Culinary , Fall , Hiking , Outdoor Adventure , Spring

The Cape Mabou Highlands should be on everybody’s list. It’s not your typical tourist route and the trail offers dramatic vistas over the Gulf of St. Lawrence. You can get your heart pumping or take a leisurely stroll through remnants of Acadian old


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