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Outdoor Adventure

Not just another pretty place. Here, you’ll find a lifetime of adventure packed on our 110-mile long island. Iconic topography gives way to a living history, where each cove and inlet reveals welcoming communities, distinct cultures, and stunning wilderness where activity runs wild.

Outdoor Adventure
  • A hiker stops to take in the ocean coastline

    Hiking

    Meander through old growth forests. Conquer highland mountaintops. The path less travelled? With this much coastline and breathtaking headlands, our paths are well-traveled—just like you.

  • A man crouches next to his campfire and tent at sunset

    Camping & RVing

    Nestle into a wooded haven or perch on shore-lined hilltops—here, you’re guaranteed 5000 star accommodations. Discover Cape Breton Island’s amazing selection campgrounds and parks.

  • Two kayakers paddle past a rocky coastline

    Kayaking

    The best way to explore each hidden nook of our expansive coastline? By paddle strokes and shore hugging journeys, as close to our waters as you can physically get.

  • Cyclists pedal along a wooden boardwalk surrounded by a dense forest

    Cycling

    Scenic routes. Stunning trails. And all the terrain a gear-head could wish for. By mountain or winding coastal road, discover our Island your favourite way—on two wheels.

  • A group of stand-up paddleboarders

    Stand-up Paddleboarding

    Walk on water below craggy cliffs. Stand before the pinky haze of a Margaree sunset. With the current as your guide and adventure on the horizon, steer your own way around our Island.

Stories about the Island, by Locals and Visitors

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.

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