“When I come from work we love to just grab our kayaks, put them in the water and go for a ride. That’s beautiful.” — Dr. Victor Espinal
Cape Breton Island’s landscape is varied, dramatic and inspiring. The island’s beeches, wooded trails, plunging coast lines and scenic vistas inspire explorers and weekend warriors alike. Popular activities in the area include sailing the Bras d’Or Lake and hiking trails that dot the Cabot Trail. Recent additions to the ecotourism community include zip-lining, stand up paddle boarding and river tubing down the Margaree River.
Culture & Arts
Our people are uniquely connected to our roots, finding many ways to express cultural identity through song, story and dance throughout generations. With Cape Breton’s storied industrial past, it has been said that adversity has created one of the strongest artistic outputs in North America. Whether you enjoy jigs and reels from the lively fiddles of Inverness county, award winning plays and visual arts from the heart of downtown Sydney, or cultural demonstrations from the Mi'kmaq First Nations' community of Eskasoni, or the Acadian village of Cheticamp, there is beauty to be witnessed all over.
Whether you embark on a wild adventure, delve into a cultural discovery, or take the road less traveled, larger than life experiences are just a step ahead. Check out these 12 unforgettable experiences.