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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.

Experience 5 Places To Strap On Your Skis on Cape Breton Island!
  • Cape Breton Epic Winter Bucket List 1


    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.

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    Downhill Skiing

    Hit the slopes for exhilarating runs and epic views! Downhil Skiing is the perfect way to embrace the winter season.

  • Skiing and Snowboarding

    Cross Country Skiing

    Ski through old forests to amazing views of rolling mountains hugging our rugged coast.

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    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.

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