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About Cape Breton Island

Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

Majestic scenery, unforgettable experiences and friendly locals... What more could you want for your next vacation? Set off for Cape Breton right away – while it's still relatively unknown – and make sure you have the best trip possible by finding your vacation rental on FlipKey.

About Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

Found on the north-east tip of Nova Scotia, Cape Breton is only connected to the mainland by a rock-filled causeway.

This makes it the perfect secluded spot for a week away, and there's plenty to explore while you're there.

You can see the island's history at almost every turn. You'll find evidence of the Acadians, Aboriginal and Gaelic forebears if you look hard enough – or head to one of the exciting museums on offer.

The rugged yet beautiful landscape makes this the perfect place to explore. So chuck away those maps, just wander through the forests, breath in that fresh air and let Cape Breton do the rest.

What to do in Cape Breton

The best way to see Cape Breton is to follow the Cabot driving trail. You drive along the shoreline, looking over rocky cliffs, and then right through the national park. Don't forget your camera, because this is one trip you do not want to miss!

If you fancy finding out more about the history of the area, there are plenty of opportunities to do so. Head to the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site – it'll show you how the Silver Dart—one of the earliest airplanes—was created! The Cape Breton Centre for Heritage and Science is pretty good, too.

For a real step back in time visit the Fortress of Louisbourg – the largest historical reconstruction in North America. It's a bit noisy with all the military drumming, musket shots and bubbly townfolk, but it's an experience you'll never forget.

As Cape Breton's an island, it's no surprise that there's lots to do on the water. Go canoeing or kayaking, or take a boat out and go whale watching.

Top travel tips for Cape Breton

Driving is probably the best way to see the most of Cape Breton, but don't be afraid to venture out on foot.

Check out Cape Breton's events calendar and see what's going on during your stay. There's bound to be a community party or festival and they're always lots of fun.

If you're not sure where to start, head to the visitor center and ask a local for advice – they're bound to know some spots off the beaten track that will make your trip even better!

For an escape to a natural paradise, full of craggy rocks, beautiful scenery and exciting activities, no place can match Cape Breton – an often forgotten part of Nova Scotia. Start your journey there today by find your perfect rental home on FlipKey!