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Practical Information

On Cape Breton Island, we cherish spontaneity. However, a little bit of extra information can go a long way towards having the best trip possible. Take a peek at some of the links below for some help along the way.

Two cyclists stop on a wooden platform to look out at the ocean


All cash transactions on Cape Breton Island will be in Canadian dollars (CAD). The exchange rate for the Canadian dollar generally hovers around 75 cents to the U.S. Dollar.

For an up-to-date accurate conversion of your local currency into Canadian dollars (CAD), access Bank Of Canada’s currency converter here.

Links & Important Information

Our Municipalities

Local Newspapers

Local Radio Stations


In case of emergency, Emergency Health Service (EHS) on Cape Breton Island can be reached by dialing 911.

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