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Cape Breton’s South Coast

During your time on Cape Breton Island be sure to add Cape Breton’s South Coast to your itinerary, the region of capes, keys, and coves enroute between the Canso Causeway and Louisbourg.

Enjoy the music, fiddles & pipes, theatre, ethnic dance, local artisans, seafarer’s cuisine, and numerous festivals. Explore the coastal trails, lighthouses, the historic St. Peter’s Canal, UNESCO’s Bras d’Or Lake Biosphere, beautiful wilderness, and attractive beaches whether by land or sea. You may find the perfect wave, scenic view, or memorable experience – and yourself.

So come join us! We’ll make your visit memorable.

Here & Now - V Pottery

Located in Cape Breton’s South Coast, V Pottery showcases the talents of local pottery maker Victoria. Stop in to pick up a piece of art, or partake in a pottery class to create your own.

Capes, Keys and Coves

Experience the region’s charming coastal fishing villages, rugged landscapes, and historic sites where the Mi’kmaq, Acadian, Irish and Scottish heritages and cultures still thrive and are celebrated throughout the year.

bras d'Or boating

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Arichat Seafood Market

Region: Cape Breton’s South Coast

Community: Arichat

The Arichat Seafood Market offers a unique spin on your regular shopping experience. Not only can you come in to buy local fresh and frozen ...


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8 Places to Enjoy Fresh Seafood in Cape Breton #7 Arichat Seafood Market

Located in Arichat on picturesque Isle-Madame, Arichat Seafood Market is a great spot to find seafood.  Not only can you buy local fresh or frozen fish and seafood but they also offer a breakfast and lunch menu, inspired by local seafood and Acadian dishes.

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