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Culinary Activities

A culinary capital of our own right. World-class shellfish, netted right off the shores of the North Atlantic. Sustainably farmed and locally grown ingredients with big flavor. Craft brews and award-winning spirits that entwine our heritage with our land. On our Island, delicious means something entirely new.

fresh salmon with herbs

Taste of Fall

Tantalize your eyes and taste buds. Work up an appetite with a hike surrounded by golds, reds, and a sea of blue or take a scenic fall drive to experience Cape Breton’s great seasonal eats and harvest treats.

  • A woman tops up a glass of wine at a lobster dinner

    World-Class Shellfish

    A must-eat destination for seafood lovers. The finest lobsters and snow crab in the world come from the cold coastal waters off our Island. Sustainably sourced from ship to shore, savor Cape Breton Island’s renowned shellfish on you next culinary adventure.

  • Baddeck Lobster Suppers 3

    Eat Local

    Forage for market fresh goods. Experience the dry-aged flavour of grass-fed Highland beef. Dine on some of the world’s finest lobster—straight from the wharf. Whether you visit a bustling public house, community lobster boil, or an intimate bistro, you’ll taste our Island in each bite.

  • Cape Breton Craft Beer Fest

    Craft Beer, Wine & Spirits

    Along the Nova Scotia Good Cheer Trail, you’ll find our flavour. Sample unfiltered craft beers farm-side. Let the robust notes of North America’s first Single Malt Whisky dance on your tongue. Or, get a taste of history with a colonial rum experience at the Fortress of Louisbourg.

Take Out & Delivery

In the midst of social distancing, our Island’s culinary establishments and breweries are ensuring you continue to get quality meals and drinks while remaining safe. Home deliveries of chef-prepared meals, products sourced directly from local farms and farmer’s markets across the Island, and local craft beer are all being offered.

burger and fries

Locals Know

Illustrated map of Cape Breton Island

Easy to Find. Hard to Leave.

There are direct flights to Sydney from Toronto and Montreal and from other North American and European cities via Halifax. If traveling by ground, the Trans-Canada Highway 104 leads to Cape Breton Island.

Getting Here and Around