Cape Breton Island - seat of ancient culture and hub of the Celtic folk music revival. For centuries, the Scottish and French settlers of tree-covered mountains and magnificent valleys nurtured their heritage in relative isolation. Today the world flocks to historic villages, some of the most desirable golf Nova Scotia has to offer, and Celtic music festivals in the island's stunning setting.
Travel + Leisure magazine World's Best Awards 09 named us number three in its top islands in the world ranking and the number one island to visit in North America.
Join in the old-time dances as bagpipers and fiddlers celebrate Gaelic culture amidst the quiet beauty of the Ceilidh Trail.
Nova Scotia’s Cabot Trail is famous around the world. Tour the bold highlands, high above spectacular ocean views, where moose and bald eagles can be seen. Or go whale watching and watch pods of Pilot whales capering in the shimmering waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Stroll the grassy shores or cruise to international boating destinations along the Bras d'Or Lakes Scenic Drive.
Tour the world-class historical reconstruction of Fortress Louisbourg, learn about Acadian history as you wander through centuries-old villages, and descend to a coal mine beneath the ocean floor on the Fleur-de-lis and Marconi Trails and in Metro Cape Breton. An array of lodges, bed and breakfasts, and resorts provide a Nova Scotia accommodation to suit all styles of Cape Breton getaway.
Colourful and cultured-delight in the sights and sounds of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia's masterpiece.