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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.

  • A historical fortress overlooking the ocean

    Fortress of Louisbourg

    Just east of Sydney, Nova Scotia, you’ll discover a portal to the past at one of North America’s most extensive European fortification and largest 18th-century seaports.

  • A hiker stops to take in the ocean coastline


    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


    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.

  • People dressed in traditional robes in front of a large tent

    Culture & Heritage

    Discover one of North America’s first multi-cultural societies and learn more about the legends, music, art, cuisine, stories, and people that founded our Island and continue to shape it to this day.

  • A man and woman playing the fiddle

    Ceilidhs & Kitchen Parties

    On our Island, life’s rhythm is defined by social get-togethers and community gatherings. Feel it with the pulse of fiddle music, the step of each jig, and the warmth of friends new and old.

  • A quiet ocean inlet

    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.

  • A rolling green golf course overlooking the ocean


    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 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.

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