Welcome to Cape Breton Island
Ideally located at the half way point of the Cabot Trail. Walking distance to beach, shops, whale watching, restaurants, museum and harbour. Scenic views of the mountains. During the fishing season walk down to the harbour and purchase fresh lobsters or snow crab from the fishermen.
Cape Breton Island is the ideal vacation destination for all ages and cultures. Cape Breton Island has so many breathtaking views, with a surprise around every corner. It is home of the world famous Cabot Trail which has been voted one of the world's best road trips by The Lonely Planet and other publications.
The jewel in the crown of Cape Breton is the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, this 1000 Square Kilometre reserve is home to various wildlife such as Moose, Bear, Eagles and many more, it boasts over 20 hikes for people of all activity levels. From these hikes you have the opportunity to see beautiful waterfalls, amazing scenery, lots of wildlife and even spot whales playing in the water. If you are looking to expand your knowledge of the rich Acadian heritage or Celtic culture by visiting the many museums or taking in a local Ceilidh, you have come to the right spot. For outdoor enthusiasts, you can explore the pristine wilderness by kayaking, sailing, hiking, golfing, heading out on the water for a whale cruise or sitting back and relaxing on the beach as you watch the stunning sunsets.
Cape Breton has what it takes to make your vacation unforgettable and build memories that last a lifetime.
Cape Breton Island & HI-Cabot Trail Activities
May 25 - 26 - Cabot Trail Relay Race - 24 hr, 300 km race around the famous Cabot Trail!
June 2 - Ingonish Triathlon - Ingonish
June 30 - July 6 - Gaelic College 75th Anniversary - St. Ann's
July 1 - Canada Day - Parades, ballgame, boat parade and fireworks - Pleasant Bay
July 7 - 14 - Highland Games - Antigonish
July 20 - 3 Peaks Hiking Challenge - Cape Breton Highlands
July 23 - Milling Frolic - Cape Breton Highlands National Park
July 28 - Broad Cove Scottish Concert - Broad Cove
Aug 2-5 - Cape Breton Bikefest - Island Wide
Aug 4 - Festival de l'Escaouette Parade - Cheticamp
Aug 4-11 - Fete National des Acadiens - Cheticamp
Sept 13-22 - Hike the Highlands Festival - Cape Breton Highlands National Park
October 4-6 - Cabot Trail Writers Festival - North River Bridge
October 11-19 - Celtic Colours Music Festival - Island wide.