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Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island Spared from Significant Flooding

Story by: Team Destination Cape Breton

If you have upcoming plans to visit Cape Breton Island, we want to reassure you that we are open and looking forward to welcoming you.

Thankfully, Cape Breton Island has not been significantly impacted by the recent flooding in central Nova Scotia. The Trans-Canada Highway (Nova Scotia 104) leading to the Island is open as well.

Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Island Spared from Significant Flooding
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Flooding in Central Nova Scotia

This weekend’s flooding in and around the Halifax region is devastating. Our hearts go out to all of those affected.

A state of emergency has been declared in response to severe flooding in central Nova Scotia, which includes the most affected areas of East and West Hants, Halifax Regional Municipality, Lunenburg and Queens counties. The map below indicates the areas that have been most impacted by the floods.

In the face of adversity, the people of Nova Scotia have demonstrated their incredible resilience and strength, coming together as a community to support each other during challenging times. The spirit of solidarity and determination will see the province gradually recover from the impact of the floods. Crews are already hard at work on repairing roads and infrastructure in the impacted areas and the water has begun to subside.

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Cape Breton Island: Open for Exploration

Amidst the challenges of flooding, Cape Breton Island remains steadfast in its commitment to hospitality and welcomes tourists with open arms. This Island gem, situated at the northeastern tip of Nova Scotia, offers visitors a unique blend of breathtaking natural beauty and captivating cultural experiences.

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Supporting the Local Economy

Tourism is crucial to Nova Scotia’s economy, and Cape Breton Island is no exception. As the region rebuilds after severe weather events and the global pandemic, tourism becomes an essential economic recovery driver. By touring the Island and supporting local businesses, visitors can contribute to the sustainable revitalization of the community, empowering locals to continue their admirable resilience.

So, let us join together, respecting the land and its people, and embark on an unforgettable journey to Cape Breton Island, where natural wonders and cultural riches await. Together, we can make a difference and celebrate the indomitable spirit of this extraordinary province.

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Team Destination Cape Breton

Our team at Destination Cape Breton is always exploring our beautiful Island. We love discovering our hidden gems, working with partners, and putting our Island on the pedestal it deserves!