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Why Wait For Summer?

Spring is a time of rejuvenation and inspiration. Awaken your sense of adventure on the world famous Cabot Trail, tap your toes to some jigs and reels at our local pubs and tease your taste buds with Cape Breton’s delicious fresh lobster. Lobster season begins May 6th and that means Cape Breton is ready for you to come and indulge yourself. Come and see what’s ‘growing on’ in Cape Breton this spring.

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    Spring Experiences

    Spring on Cape Breton Island is sure to impress with lots of activities and events to take in across the Island. Kick-off the start of the golf season at one of our world renowned courses or bike the expansive Celtic Shores Coastal Trail. Take a tour of  the Alexander Graham Bell Museum or experience a beading workshop at the Membourtou Heritage Park. Whatever your interests, Spring is a great time to plan your trip!

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    Spring Events

    Here on Cape Breton Island the events go on all year round, with something to fit every season and every travel itinerary! Maybe you want to explore the celtic music scene further and attend a Cape Breton ceilidh or simply sit back and enjoy an outdoor concert filled with local talent. Whatever the case, these events will have something for everyone to enjoy!

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    Lobster

    Lobster lovers’ get ready because Cape Breton Island has fresh, atlantic lobster galore! Whether you’re looking for a delicious lobster roll or a traditional lobster dinner, our local restaurants will have something for you. We also have a brand-new lobster festival, Lobster-licious, that will feature speciality lobster dishes at over 20 local restaurants, so you’re sure to get your lobster fix!

Hiking & Walking Experiences

Cape Breton Island is a hikers’ paradise with 60+ trails that will take you to amazing Highland landscapes, pristine waterfalls, or along our beautiful coastline. Hiking is the best way to get out and experience the vast, natural beauty of the Island—and you may even spot some of wildlife while doing it! Explore our many scenic trails and be prepared for a breathtaking view at every spot. We truly are a hiker’s paradise! 

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