Majesty and wonder await you on Cape Breton Island, one of the most magnificent golf destinations in North America. Play award-winning courses surrounded by towering highlands and inspiring seascapes on what Forbes Magazine called “the hottest island for golf.”
Gaelic culture is heard in dance halls and kitchen parties, tempting visitors to try a step or two. Take time to explore the spectacular Cabot Trail with its many breathtaking vistas over towering cliffs, and spot moose, deer and other wild creatures in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Cruise the placid waters of the Bras d’Or Lakes, Canada’s amazing inland, saltwater sea. Explore vibrant Acadian culture and traditions and step to the riveting sounds of the Celtic fiddle. No matter where you go, you’ll find an abundance of outdoor adventures and a host of friendly people.
Festivals & Events
Louisbourg 300 Celebrations
Festival de l’Escaouette
July 15 - August 15, Chéticamp
Race the Cape International Sailing Race
July 17-22, Bras d'Or Lakes, Sydney Harbour
Hike the Highlands
September 13-22, Cabot Trail
Celtic Colours International Festival
October 11-19, Cape Breton
Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site
Experience the magic as past and present come together at the largest reconstructed historic site in North America.
Experience the lifestyle of Nova Scotia’s early Gaelic settlers.
Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
Look into the life and legacy of renowned inventor Alexander Graham Bell with models, replicas, artifacts, and films.
Glace Bay Miners’ Museum
Take an underground guided tour of the Ocean Deeps Colliery to understand the contribution of the region’s coal mining industry.
Cape Breton Highlands National Park
From easy strolls to strenuous climbs, the park offers a myriad of hiking trails as well as camping, look-offs, and weekly activities.
Les Trois Pignons: Museum of the Hooked Rug and Home Life
See tools and demonstrations of techniques used by world-renowned Chéticamp rug hookers.
Bell Bay Golf Club
Le Portage Golf Club
The Lakes Golf Club
Cape Breton Highlands Links