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Magnificent trails and truly unforgettable hidden gems—all just waiting to be discovered. You may return home after your vacation, but your heart will never leave—not after some of these amazing experiences.

  • A highway hugs the shoreline

    The Cabot Trail

    Rising from the sea and clinging to mountains, the Cabot Trail is a winding mix of roadway, paths, stairs, and stunning beauty that takes you from unreal ocean vistas to quaint fishing villages.

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    Golf

    Sweeping cliffs, majestic ocean views, and miles of green—Cape Breton Island was made for golf. Find a course to suit every mood, from championship courses to Canada’s only true links.

  • A hiker stops to take in the ocean coastline

    Hiking

    Our Island is renowned as a hiker’s paradise, a challenging beauty that demands exploration. Lose yourself in our wilderness. Discover a little more of your heart with each trail.

  • People play music at a picnic table at night under the stars

    Culinary

    A culinary capital of our own right. Experience world-class shellfish, locally grown ingredients, and award-winning sips that connect our heritage to our land.

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    Outdoor Adventure

    Not just another pretty place. Here, you’ll find a lifetime of adventure packed on our 110-mile long island. Get your hiking boots and paddles ready!

  • Two kayakers paddle past a rocky coastline

    Coastal Adventures

    Chart your own course for adventure. Through straits and passages, coastal communities and canals, get to know our corner of the Atlantic.

  • Three young girls sit outside an a-frame tent in the woods

    Camping & RVing

    Nestle into a wooded haven. Be lulled to sleep by the ocean tides. Let the wind and wildlife play soundtrack to your wild escapes as you enjoy one of our 5,000-star accommodations.

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    Fly Fishing

    Tie a fly and cast for wild Atlantic salmon on the Margaree River. Join seasoned fisherman for a cod fishing adventure on the Bras d’Or Lake. Find a moment for yourself exploring one of the many notable fishing holes in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

  • A sleepy harbour and lighthouse at sunset

    Boating Bras d’Or Lake

    With fog-free, sheltered waters, you’ll find unparalleled boating on the Canada’s inland sea. It’ll be smooth sailing—much like the rest of your Cape Breton Island vacation.

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    Motorcycle

    The Cabot Trail is known as a true riders paradise. Climb the mountains that rise from the sea and discover a journey that you’ll never forget.

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