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Cape Breton’s South Coast

During your time on the Island be sure to add Cape Breton’s South Coast to your itinerary, the region of capes, keys, and coves en route between the Canso Causeway and Louisbourg.

Enjoy the music, fiddles & pipes, theatre, ethnic dance, local artisans, seafarer’s cuisine, and numerous festivals. Explore the coastal trails, lighthouses, the historic St. Peter’s Canal, UNESCO’s Bras d’Or Lake Biosphere, beautiful wilderness, and attractive beaches whether by land or sea. You may find the perfect wave, scenic view, or memorable experience – and yourself.

So come join us! We’ll make your visit memorable.

Located in Cape Breton’s South Coast, V Pottery showcases the talents of local pottery maker Victoria. So stop in, stay awhile, and pick up a piece of art! Or join a pottery class and create your own piece of work – we know you want to.

  • UNESCO Biosphere

    Designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2011, the Bras d’Or Lake and its watershed area are recognized for the residents live in harmony with nature and work to promote a healthy environment, economy, and culture.

  • Places to Stay

    With an abundance of unique cottages, B&B’s and resorts, it has never been easier to stay in Cape Breton’s South Coast. Whether you’re in the region to visit family, explore, or just there for an “overnighter” we have you covered. 

  • Places to Eat

    Hospitality and homemade food is in the heart of every Cape Bretoner. With fresh seafood around every corner, homemade bakeries and fine dining experiences your tastebuds will be glad you stopped by

  • Bras d’Or Lake Region

    Bask in the sun, and enjoy the great outdoors. With hiking, fishing, water activities, and more, it makes for a perfect getaway. So what are you waiting for – join us today!

Capes, Keys and Coves

Experience the region’s charming coastal fishing villages, rugged landscapes, and historic sites where the Mi’kmaq, Acadian, Irish and Scottish heritage and cultures still thrive and are celebrated throughout the year.

Biking Through Isle Madame – A Hidden Gem

Follow DCBA ambassadors, Davey and Sky, on their biking adventure through Isle Madame.

8 Places to Enjoy Fresh Seafood in Cape Breton #7 Arichat Seafood Market

Located in Arichat on picturesque Isle-Madame, Arichat Seafood Market is a great spot to find seafood.  Not only can you buy local fresh or frozen fish and seafood but they also offer a breakfast and lunch menu, inspired by local seafood and Acadian dishes.

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