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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!

Winter

It’s that magical time of year when the temperature starts dropping and snow blankets the landscapes. It’s the perfect time to explore Cape Breton Island.

  • 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.

  • Camping and RV

    Treat yourself to a beautiful night under the stars while listening to the waves crash on the shore. Cape Breton Island has plenty of options if you’re planning on spending time at the campground.

  • Kayak

    Find hidden coves tucked away into the rugged coastline as you paddle along some of the most beautiful coastlines in North America.

  • 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.

Locals Know Blogs

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