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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.

  • Story Ideas - Outdoor Adventure

    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.

  • Fortress of Louisbourg

    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.

  • A pair of feet in sandals on the deck of a boat

    Amoeba Sailing Tours

    Step aboard the Amoeba for a sailing experience as unique and unforgettable as Cape Breton’s inland sea, the Bras d’Or Lake. Observe majestic bald eagles, see Alexander Graham Bell’s mansion, and admire the beautiful Baddeck shores. Tours last about 1.5 – 2 hours.

  • A red and white fishing boat

    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.

  • A kayak sits at the edge of still waters

    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.