Canada Travel Guide
Canada Travel Guide - Nova Scotia
Canada Travel Guide - Nova Scotia

Cape Breton Island

Cape Breton Island was named the "best island to visit in continental North America" by Travel and Leisure magazine. The Cabot Trail, a centerpiece of your visit to Cape Breton, is a scenic, world-class attraction.

Cape Breton Highlands National Park sits at the geographical centre of the Cabot Trail. The 950 square kilometers of wilderness is boarded to the west by the rugged coastline on the Gulf of St. Lawrence, while to the east are more hospitable little coves and bays on the Atlantic.

Not far from the Cabot Trail, Sydney is the largest centre on the island. It is a cruise-ship port of call and well known as a hub of the Celtic music revival. While there, visit centuries-old Acadian villages, world-class golf courses, descend to a coal mine beneath the ocean floor on the Fleur-de-Lis and Marconi Trails, or take in the largest historical reconstruction in North America, the 250 year-old town of Louisbourg, and discover, with the help of hundreds of guides and remarkable reconstructions, what life was like in 18th century New France.
 

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