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Journey from La Belle Province to Cape Breton Island

Discover what Travel + Leisure calls “Canada’s #1 Island” with Air Canada’s daily direct flights from Montreal to Sydney. And, from now until October 26, experience more lobster boils, ceilidhs, and Celtic Colours on a Maxxim Vacations Cape Breton Island Discovery package to Cape Breton Island.


Enjoy the convenience of Air Canada’s new seasonal direct flight service from Montreal to Sydney from June 27 to October 26, 2019.

Montreal to Cape Breton Direct Flight

Your ultimate Cape Breton Island Discovery package includes:

See the most of Cape Breton Island on a self-drive tour that brings you to the Bras d’Or Lake Biosphere, famed Highlands, and cultural capital of Sydney.

Vive le Montréal et Sydney

Combine Air Canada’s daily direct flight from Montréal to Sydney with Breton Air’s helicopter tours and the sky’s the limit to your Cape Breton Island adventure. These high-performance helicopters provide you with a bird’s eye view of Cape Breton only experienced by few. Arrive by air at famed golf courses, world-class fly-fishing or heli-hiking spots and create memories of a lifetime.  Breton Air is located right at the Sydney airport.

  • Cabot Trail

    Where the mountains meet the sea, you’ll find iconic ocean views, hiking trails, colourful fishing villages, and secluded beaches accessible only by kayak and sheer will.

  • Outdoor Adventure

    Stunning landscapes demand intrepid exploration. Hike the boreal forest. Paddle to a secluded cove. Camp on the edge of a cliff. Discover our Island’s adventurous heart.

  • Cape Breton Highlands National Park

    Journey to a place where trails marble the forest and the locals have fins. This coastal park wraps adventure in rugged wilderness to offer peaks, waterfalls, golf, beaches and so much more.

  • Music & the Arts

    You’ll hear it before you see it. A rhythmic drumming, the intermingling of three mother tongues, the soft tap of pointed toes, a flurry of fiddle strings—the heartbeat of our Island.

  • Campgrounds & RV Sites

    Get back to our roots and fall in love with Cape Breton Island’s natural charm. RV around the Cabot Trail. Camp cliffside with the sunrise as your alarm clock. Or, simply venture backcountry to disconnect.

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