Cape Breton Island Region


Number One, Must-see Island in North America

From the legendary Cabot Trail, to the glacier carved valleys of Cheticamp, to the sparkling Bras d’or Lakes, Cape Breton Island has so many breathtaking must-sees for visitors both young and old. 

After visiting Cossit House Museum, take a stroll along the Sydney waterfront to enjoy the numerous shopping, dining and entertainment options available in the region’s busy city centre. For those looking to experience magnificent scenery, the Fleur-de-lis/Marconi/Sydney Area Trails extend from Glace Bay to the Canso Causeway and are dotted with picturesque Acadian villages such as Arichat and Petit-de-Grat.  

For visitors who wish to discover the region’s rich history, the historic Fortress of Louisbourg provides an unparalleled glimpse of daily life in what was once one of France's key centres of trade and military strength in the New World. In Iona, visitors can experience Nova Scotia’s Gaelic heritage at the Highland Village Museum, a living history museum and research centre that focuses on the life and traditions of the area’s Scottish settlers. 

For more information about the attractions, experiences and entertainment that the Cape Breton Island region has to offer, visit Nova Scotia Tourism's website.