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Cape Breton Island Trip Ideas

Experience our Island like a local. Breezy sails on the Bras d’Or Lake. Whale watching in Bay St. Lawrence. Beachside lobster boils and all-night kitchen parties. Get to know the regions and communities of Cape Breton Island through snow, sun, coast, well-worn trails, and roads less traveled.

  • A white car drives on a highway overlooking the ocean

    Road Trips & Itineraries

    There’s so much to see and do on the Island, we’ve broken it down into five amazing journeys—our touring trails and regions. Each coast its own heritage, each route its own story to tell.

  • A highway winds through the coastline

    Spring

    Witness the homecoming of the cliff-dwelling Atlantic Puffin. Challenge your personal best in the Cabot Trail Relay. Savor the first catch of lobster season. Mild and reviving, spring on Cape Breton Island is the perfect season for once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

  • A flight of craft beers arranged from darkest to lightest

    Fall

    The most iconic images of Cape Breton Island are of the Cabot Trail swathed in rich fall foliage. Set out on a hike, search for sea glass on Inverness Beach —even dip your toes in the water.

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    Winter

    Rise above the temperature and experience our Island in all seasons. Hit the slopes. Spend a weekend cozy around the fire. Embark on a snowshoe adventure. The air may be chilly but, but the memories will be warm.

Stories about the Island, by Locals and Visitors

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.

Getting Here and Around