Story Ideas – Outdoor Adventure
Trails, waterways, coasts, and highland peaks—if you’re looking for something to write home about, Cape Breton Island is it. Our trails, mountains, and coastline provide a wealth of amazing opportunities for an 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!
Learn to Adventure
Looking for adventure but not sure where to start? Grab a compass, pack your sack, and follow your guide into the back country of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Learn new skills, discover remote waterfalls, and awaken your wildlife senses with Parks Canada guides. This exclusive full or half day hike to hidden gems in the park will ignite your spirit for adventure.
Wake up in the past!
Camp under the stars, safe inside the walls of the Fortress of Louisbourg, and wake up in the past! A period canvas tent (already set up) is provided along with lanterns, modern floor mats, a propane stove and a fire pit. If you prefer to camp with a roof over your head, the Lartigue House is a period house, within the fortified town, that also offers an authentic experience.
Bird Island Boat Tours
This scenic ecologically sensitive boat tour brings you to Bird Islands, the nesting grounds for Atlantic puffins, razorbills and kittiwakes. You may even see eagles and grey seals. The 3 hour tour lets you experience the natural sights, sounds and smells, of the coastal scenery and wildlife.
Chanterelle Inn & North River Kayak Tours
The views from Chanterelle Inn are stellar. We’re sure you’ll agree as you sit high on a brae overlooking the estuary of the North River. Also enjoy a full day with North River Kayak Tours. You’ll see Eagle’s nests, a cave, waterfall, lighthouse and an old abandoned mill from 1899. Stop for a swim and even enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal on a secluded beach next to the falls.