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Visitor Information

Visitor Information

Cape Breton Island, located off the north east coast of Nova Scotia, Canada, offers breathtaking scenery, rolling seacoasts and a friendly atmosphere which is sure to make your vacation experience unforgettable. 

National Geographic Traveler ranks Cape Breton Island second among the world’s greatest travel destinations.

An integral part of the Island is the world-renowned Cabot Trail. This mountainous seacoast offers the visitor a vacation experience that can only be described as mystical. From boating the Bras d’Or Lakes to golfing the Highland Links or salmon fishing on the famous Margaree  River – the Cabot Trail has it all. For soft adventure enthusiasts, the Cabot Trail offers a variety of attractions from camping, hiking, whale watching plus so much more.

Cape Breton Island is easily accessible by road, sea and air. If you are travelling by car, there are two entry points to the Island – the Canso Causeway at Port Hastings and car ferries travelling from Port-aux-Basques and Argentia, Newfoundland, to the Marine Atlantic terminal in North Sydney. Bus service is also available through Acadian Bus Lines and air travel through Sydney Airport which provides several flights each day, connecting from major centers via Halifax International Airport.