The Cabot Trail - A Journey of a Lifetime
The Cabot Trail's magnificent world-renowned experience is unlike any other. Hike the celebrated Skyline Trail in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, be moved by soulful fiddle tunes that echo off the hills near Baddeck and dine on fresh seafood in Ingonish.
Plan to savour every moment, every experience. Take time to unwind and enjoy this masterpiece.
Walk Through Time at the Fortress of Louisbourg
Explore the largest historical reconstruction in North America where military drumming, musket firing and lively townsfolk compete for your attention.
The Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site turns history into humour during dinner theatre performances, streets into stages at late-night concerts, and cannons into candid vacation moments. It's the allure of Louisbourg.
Our coastal playground will delight those who are as comfortable afloat as afoot. Explore our shores, lakes and rivers by sail, kayak or canoe. Enjoy relaxing paddles on gentle waters, or an exciting journey over rolling swells for a close encounter with some friendly whales.
If you prefer to sit back and enjoy the view, take a front-row seat to some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet with endless coastline horizons.
Boating the Bras d'Or Lake
Canada's 16th Biosphere Reserve and largest in-land sea, the Bras d'Or Lake is known for gentle, fog-free waters, beautiful anchorages, and hundreds of coves and islands.
The Lakes are an international cruising destination and offer varied boat tours, from seabird tours and ecological sailing tours to elegant cruises.
Live Our Vibrant Culture
Cape Breton is home to many beautiful cultures — Mi'kmaq, Celtic, and French/Acadian to name a few. Our culture is also rooted in our mining and steel-making history. We hold our traditions close, and love to share with visitors.
Paradise is Just a Hike Away
With some of the world's most celebrated landscapes, Cape Breton calls out to be explored. Our hiking trails range from easy strolls to rugged challenges, but the terrain yields the same result — exceptional viewscapes that will leave you breathless.
Kick Up Your Heels at a Ceilidh
North America's only living Celtic culture thrives here, and you can be sure we know how to put on a Ceilidh that will keep you on your feet! With more fiddlers per capita than any other destination in the world, you won't have to look far to find some jigs and reels. Just ask a local where the party is and we can show you a move or two!
Golf Was Invented For Places Like This
Forbes magazine titled Cape Breton as the "The Hottest Island in Golf". Our courses are recognized as the best in the country and feature Cabot Links, Canada's only true Links course, award-winning masterpiece Highlands Links and the brand new Cabot Cliffs, the most anticipated new course of 2015.
Round it all out with The Lakes at Ben Eoin, Bell Bay Golf Club in Baddeck and LePortage in Cheticamp and you have the mix for a Great Golf Adventure.
Observe a Masterpiece in the Making
You will discover every kind of artisan at work here‐makers of kilts and quilts, baskets and glass, along with art created from old industrial labours‐blacksmithing, leather and woodworking. Our artisans have found unique methods to preserve our history while creating one-of-a-kind treasures that celebrate our Island.
Get Your Hands on Our History
Delve into the mind of a genius at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. Read a page from his personal notebook, take a step with his walking stick, and explore the many inventions created by this extraordinary man.
Tour an underground coal mine with a retired miner as your guide at the Cape Breton Miners' Museum, and participate in a Gaelic milling frolic at the Highland Village Museum!