Things To Do
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Things To Do

Cape Breton Island offers endless possibilities for year-round enjoyment. Whether you like hiking, beachcombing, golfing or just relaxing alongside the ocean, it is perfect place for relaxation, adventure and inspiration.



  • Snowshoe through the many trails and scenic routes
  • Ski or snowboard at Ski Ben Eoin
  • Take a sleigh ride at Two Rivers Wildlife Park
  • Snowmobile along the world-famous Cabot Trail
  • Take in a production at the Highland Arts Theatre (Open year round!)



  • Fly fish one of the many rivers throughout the Island, like Margaree or Baddeck
  • Take a puffin-watching tour in Englishtown
  • Enjoy a traditional Gaelic Ceilidh
  • Travel along the Cabot Trail and explore the artistic community of leather makers, glass blowers,
    pewter-smiths and more


  • Sunbathe and swim at one of the 80+ beaches located on Cape Breton Island
  • Golf at one of eight premier golf courses along the Island, including Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs
  • Sail along the renowned Bras d’Or Lakes
  • Sea-kayak and breath in fresh salt air
  • Crack a lobster alongside the water’s edge of the Bras D’Or Lakes



  • Hike the Highlands and experience panoramic views of breathtaking scenery
  • Enjoy Celtic Colours International Festival and be delighted by the music and entertainment
  • Take in the amazing fall colours throughout the Cabot Trail
  • Nestled in the heart of Cape Breton, The Farmer’s Daughter Country Market offers a unique selection of sweet treats, express meals, home baked goods, gourmet foods, gifts and apparel.

Due to the effects of COVID-19, the Cape Breton Partnership has put together a list of helpful resources.

Find more information here.
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