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.
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.
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.
Stories about the Island, by Locals and Visitors
When we think of waterfalls, the image that comes to our mind is tropical pools, cascading water, peace and calmness. But come winter, these waterfalls turn into a completely different scene. We have rounded up our favourite winter waterfalls around
Callum MacCrimmon shares his experience on his 3rd Celtic Colours Festival in Cape Breton. Calum is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and composer best known as a founding member of the award-winning Scottish folk band Breabach.