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Cape Breton is home to some of the best shellfish in the world.
From Ship to Shore to Chef, our bounty of fresh seafood awaits you.

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World-Class Shellfish

The Island is recognized among culinary enthusiasts as a must-eat region of Nova Scotia for its renowned shellfish dining experience. The finest lobsters and snow crab in the world come from the cold coastal waters off Cape Breton. Mabou Harbour’s succulent oysters are making a name for themselves. Our shellfish is fished sustainably, with certified harvesting practices.

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Eating Local

Experience the Island’s local food and ingredients, from foraging for mushrooms and buying lobster at the wharf, to fine dining featuring our world-class shellfish. We celebrate small scale and sustainable agriculture and boast over 225 farms ranging from fresh produce, to artisanal cheese, to grass fed and Highland beef.

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Craft Beer, Wine and Spirit

The “Good Cheer” Trail winds through Cape Breton. Visitors can enjoy local craft beer at Big Spruce Brewing and Breton Brewing, both of which are available at many pubs and dining establishments. North America’s first Single Malt Whisky, Glen Breton Rare, is produced at Glenora Inn & Distillery, with tours and tastings. A Fortress Rum Tasting Experience is available at the Fortress of Louisbourg.

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Big Spruce Brewing – Organic Craft Beer and Farm-to-Fork-Food Truck

Big Spruce Brewing – Organic Craft Beer and Farm-to-Fork-Food Truck

Region: Cabot Trail Community: Nyanza

Experience Atlantic Canada's only Certified Organic on-farm craft brewery and hop yard, with spectacular views of the UNESCO Biosphere Bras D'Or Lake, and in-depth tours of our two breweries. With liv...

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Governor’s Pub & Eatery – Cape Breton Seafood & Celtic Experience

Governor’s Pub & Eatery – Cape Breton Seafood & Celtic Experience

Region: Fleur-De-Lis, Marconi Trail, Metro CB Community: Sydney

For more than two generations, this local family-owned eatery has been serving up fresh for the ocean seafood of the highest calilbre, choice hand-cut steaks from the best butchers, and has been creat...

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Governor’s Pub & Eatery

Governor’s Pub & Eatery

Region: Fleur-De-Lis, Marconi Trail, Metro CB Community: Sydney

Governors Pub & Eatery is a superb Cape Breton seafood restaurant renowned for its fresh-from-the-ocean seafood, home-cooked meals and fabulous, friendly service. Governors is a mixture of old world i...

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“During lobster season, it’s the norm for the crustacean on your lunch plate to have been caught fresh that morning. And chances are, the person serving the lobster is married to, friends with, or a relative of the person who caught it. It’s that kind of “small world” place, and that’s a great big part of what makes it so endearing.”

RoseAnna Schick
winnipegfreepress.com

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