Cape Breton Things To Do
Vacation in Cape Breton Island
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Cape Breton Island, which lies in the northern part of Nova Scotia, is popular with its beautiful seaside and well-preserved forest. Meanwhile, visitors can also enjoy water-sports activities in this place such as sailing, whale-watching, kayaking, and scuba diving. There are also several theaters, historic landmarks, and museums that show the rich history and culture of the island.
Cape Breton Island offers tourists with breathtaking views and natural beauty that will allow them to relax and enjoy sports activities like kayaking, sailing, whale-watching, scuba diving, biking, and hiking.
Main Attractions of the Island
Visitors can enjoy cultural shows and contemporary performance arts in this Victorian-style theater. Meanwhile, audience can also expect performances from international artists and local groups.
The place also boasts golf courses such as Bell Bay, Le Portage, Highland Links, and Dundee Resort which are all situated in a landscape perfect for such sport. These golf courses also provide complete amenities and luxurious accommodation for visitors.
During winter season, the island transforms itself into a perfect place for winter sports activities with its perfect slopes that are ideal for beginners and experienced skiers.
Bay St. Lawrence and Meat Cove
These are the two scenic fishing villages which are widely popular among tourists. These places also have seafood restaurants, unique accommodations, whale-watching tours, and picturesque seaside view.
Meanwhile, tourists can also go to the northern tip of the island where they can see whales frolicking from the ocean surface.
Cape Breton Highlands National Park
This national reserve is popular among local and foreign hikers. While authorities allow self-guided hiking in the area, visitors are advised to take local tour guides with them especially when hiking in remote areas.
This place is probably the best biking trail in Canada with its challenging slopes and luxuriant vegetation that make this place also ideal for nature trips.
Meanwhile, visitors can have a stopover in Joe’s Scarecrows at Cheticamp which is a place that shows a collection of scarecrows wearing Halloween masks. (The place has no entrance fee.)
Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site
This is a historical fortress built during the 1700s where visitors can see well-preserved streets and old buildings that have been reconstructed few years ago to replicate the grandeur of the past.
Meanwhile, tourists should visit the 18th-century restaurants that serve mouth-watering seafood dishes.
St. Peters Canal
Located in Bras d’Or Lakes Scenic, this man-made canal provides tourists with a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean and the Bras d’Or Lakes. Because of the romantic ambience, this canal is also perfect for a quiet promenade or picnic.