Cape Breton Island

Cape Breton Island was recently ranked #3 in the world, and #1 on the list of Top Island Destinations in the Continental U.S. and Canada – in Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2011 readers’ survey.

Cape Breton is an experience unlike any other. A boundless playground for those who are looking for incredible outdoor adventures.

Cape Breton is also famous for its beautiful golf courses! Some of the 18-hole courses has been awarded several International prizes.

Every October Cape Breton hosts its prize-winning Celtic Colors Festival. Musicians from all over the world will come together to make music and perform in a local community setting. Accommodations must be booked well in advance.

Although a three day visit isn't unusual, in order to get a real feel for Cape Breton's “way of life” and its charm, we recommend you should plan to stay for at least one week on the island.





Possibly the most romantic aspect of vacationing on Cape Breton Island is the fact that things move slowly there. You can live in your hotel room for days without missing your laptop. You can take a snowshoeing trip to areas with no cell-phone service and never miss that annoying buzz that comes every five minutes. In Cape Breton it’s all about you, your partner and breathtaking landscapes. Visiting Cape Breton takes relaxation to new levels, which means you have nothing but time to devote to the one you love the most. If your ideal romantic getaway includes cozy pub booths, fresh seafood and simple country charm, then this island in the Maritimes should be at the top of your list. Cape Breton offers peaceful and idyllic surroundings as well as luxurious resorts and warm B&Bs — perfect for a Valentine’s Day weekend escape, an anniversary trip or even a romantic honeymoon. When you cross over to “the Island” from mainland Nova Scotia, you can almost hear the music in the air — fiddle music, more specifically. Cape Breton has the most fiddle players per capita in the world and it isn’t difficult to find a quiet pub or country dance to try your hand at Cape Breton step or square dancing with your honey.

Highland Village Museum

Located in picturesque Iona, overlooking the beautiful Bras d'Or Lake, the Highland Village brings to life Nova Scotia's Gaelic culture, heritage & hospitality.

Cabot Trail

The Cabot Trail is a dramatic backdrop to any outdoor adventure: kayaking, hiking, fishing and skiing. With 24 lookout points, you'll have room for a view on the Cabot Trail.

Louisbourg

Fortress of Louisbourg Walk through time at the and explore the largest historical reconstruction in North America.

Celtic Colours

For nine days in October, Cape Breton Island is home to a unique celebration of music and culture as the Celtic Colours International Festival.