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Cape Breton’s South Coast

Somewhere between the Canso Causeway and Louisbourg, you’ll find the Capes, Keys and Coves region of the Island — the heart of Acadie alongside the Island’s best surf and charming coastal fishing villages.

Through the sounds of fiddles, pipes, and a uniquely Cape Breton French dialect, discover the rich cultural tapestry and joie de vivre of Cape Breton’s South Coast. Experience salty seaside living with a hint of je ne c’est quoi. Explore the 150-year-old St. Peter’s Canal, linking the Atlantic to the Bras d’Or Lake. Hike through wild forests or beachcomb along the seacoast and paddle into the horizon. Find the perfect wave—and yourself—along starkly beautiful coastlines.

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.

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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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LeNoir Forge Museum

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Region: Cape Breton’s South Coast

Community: Arichat

Come visit one of the oldest stone buildings on Cape Breton Island. “The Forge,” built between 1780 and 1800, was an important e...

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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.

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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