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Cape Breton Island Trip Ideas

Experience our Island like a local. Breezy sails on the Bras d’Or Lake. Whale watching in Bay St. Lawrence. Beachside lobster boils and all-night kitchen parties. Get to know the regions and communities of Cape Breton Island through snow, sun, coast, well-worn trails, and roads less traveled.

  • Waterfall Season

    Waterfall Season is Cape Breton Island’s newest campaign! Take advantage of the spring melt and rains as they fill our waterfalls with the sounds of rushing water.

  • Locals Know Blog

    There’s so much to see and do on our Island, we’re highlighting our local expert’s top hidden gems and favourite icons to help you plan your next vacation!

  • Spring

    Witness the homecoming of the cliff-dwelling Atlantic Puffin. Challenge your personal best in the Cabot Trail Relay. Savor the first catch of lobster season. Mild and reviving, spring on Cape Breton Island is the perfect season for once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

  • Fall

    The most iconic images of Cape Breton Island are of the Cabot Trail swathed in rich fall foliage. Set out on a hike, search for sea glass on Inverness Beach —even dip your toes in the water.

  • Winter

    Rise above the temperature and experience our Island in all seasons. Hit the slopes. Spend a weekend cozy around the fire. Embark on a snowshoe adventure. The air may be chilly but, but the memories will be warm.

Locals Know

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