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Travel Media – Bragging Rights

Some of the Island’s greatest fans are the media. Travel writers and news crews have been telling world audiences for years about this “top island”…so don’t take our word for it….take it from them!

“If there’s a bucket list drive in the Canadian Maritimes, it’s this 298-kilometer loop around the top of Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island — featuring stunning Atlantic Coast scenery, numerous small-town seafood stops, whale sightings and superb day-trip hikes in Cape Breton Highlands National Park.”

Jordan Rane
CNN Travel

“The most memorable days of our trip were spent in Cape Breton Highlands National Park… with stunning ocean vistas and a wide variety of hiking and nature trails suitable for all levels of hikers.”

Peter Levine
The Washington Post

“After three nights of experiencing incredible fiddle playing, singing and tap dancing, I can see that it’s the music that is the real heart and soul of Cape Breton.”

Leigh McAdam
Hike, Bike

“During lobster season, it’s the norm for the crustacean on your lunch plate to have been caught fresh that morning. And chances are, the person serving the lobster is married to, friends with, or a relative of the person who caught it. It’s that kind of “small world” place, and that’s a great big part of what makes it so endearing.”

RoseAnna Schick

“A visit here will remind you that even though the French arrived here 300 years ago, the resplendence of Cape Breton is timeless. Its draw now isn’t the fish offshore, nor is it only about history. Louisbourg is a place to see because it offers what a great destination should: A one-of-a-kind experience invigorated by an authentic sense of place and culture.”

Adrian Brijbassi

“Condé Nast Traveler readers named Cape Breton one of Canada’s most beautiful islands, calling out its “Breath-taking beauty in a rustic setting: mountains, sea-faring villages and ocean cliffs.”

Lilit Marcus
Condé Nast Traveler

“The Hottest Island In Golf – With The Nation’s Two Best Courses”

Larry Olmsted

“In more than 30 years of listening to the best traditional music Ireland can offer, I have rarely encountered live performances as exhilarating as those I caught during Celtic Colours.”

Colin Randall

“Cloud-shrouded mountains, sun-splashed hills, wilderness forests, snug coves, broad bays, eagles soaring overhead. In a week of sailing in the heart of Cape Breton Island, Bras d’Or Lake turned out to be far better than the place I’d read about for years, with the hopes of one day visiting. Toss in fine summer weather, water that’s as prefect for sailing as it is for swimming, sparkling fiddle tunes, and some of the nicest folks you’ll meet on the planet, and well, my next question is, “How soon can I get back there?””

Mark Pillsbury
Cruising World

“Besides the stunning vistas, the Cabot Trail is known for its artisans. Grabbing an Artisan Trail Map put out by the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, we began our slow circuit and discovered leatherworkers, glassblowers, hatmakers, potters, basketweavers, woodworkers, photographers and painters, among others. The Acadian side of the trail is especially well known for the fine rug-hooking done by craftspeople there.”

Alison Gregor

“187 miles of stunning mountain and sea vistas, fishing villages and delightfully twisty pavement. Off the bike, the island offers a rich Celtic heritage (complete with foot-tapping tunes) and an excellent series of hiking trails to explore.”

Dale Coyner
USA Today – Reader’s Choice winner for Best Motorcycle Trip in North America.