Riveting adventure, lively tunes, and the freshest seafood. Cape Breton inspires stories that write themselves, and experiences that will last a lifetime. Start writing your Cape Breton Island story today with the following ideas to help guide you.
From one-of-a-kind glamping sites to catching your own lobster dinner, the experiences on Cape Breton Island are almost as diverse as our land, history, and culture. Go zip-lining, tube down the Margaree River, learn how to boil a lobster the Cape Breton way, and experience glamping in the Highlands at Kluskap Ridge. The experiences are endless on an Island that’s begging to be explored!
Our trails, mountains, and coastline provide a wealth of amazing opportunities for the outdoor adventurer. Here, you’ll find a lifetime of adventure packed on our 110-mile long island. Go hiking on one of our Island’s many trails and take in all of the stunning views. Swim at the many pristine and sandy beaches. Experience a guided paddle boarding tour along the Margaree River or sit back and relax as you go tubing down the river instead. In Cape Breton the outdoor adventures really are endless, so get your hiking boots and paddles ready!
Three foundational cultures are central to the Island’s identity, but industrialization and globalization brought more people from around the globe. Experience a small piece of Mi’kmaq culture with a beading workshop at the Membourtou Heritage Park, or explore the rich Acadian culture in Chéticmap at the Mi-Careme Centre. Continue to explore these living cultures by visit the Gaelic College and taking part in one of their cultural demonstrations. It is the rich, living culture like this that makes Cape Breton such a unique destination—we hope you take the time to experience it during your trip!
Part of what makes Cape Breton Island such a great travel destination, is its diverse history and many historic sites. Experience what conditions were like for Cape Breton coal miners at the Miner’s Museum. Learn the legacy of Alexander Graham Bell at the National Historic Site in Baddeck. Take a trip back in time with the live demonstrations at the Fortress of Louisbourg. The opportunities to learn and become enriched by the Island’s history all over. We hope you’ll add these sites to your list!
Experience world-class shellfish, locally grown ingredients, and award-winning sips that connect our heritage to our land. The culinary scene on Cape Breton Island is truly unlike anything you have experienced. Experience the fun and deliciousness at the Baddeck lobster dinners. Enjoy a seaside, fine-dining experience at Woodroad or sit on the patio at Governor’s Pub & Eatery and enjoy some local tunes. With loads of cafés and restaurants to choose from and countless local producers across the Island, you are in for a taste sensation with every bite!