Cape Breton Island is rated the #1 Island to visit in continental North America -
Travel & Leisure Magazine
The Cabot Trail is considered one of the World's Most Scenic Destination Areas. The Cabot Trail is a 3-5 day experience. Enjoy our culture, our music and outdoor activities.
Participate in our local festivals, our special Musical Events, the Ceilidh's, kitchen parties that happen around the Cabot Trail regularly. Enjoy our fabulous seafood at many of the great restaurants.
Cape Breton Island is easily accessible by land, air or sea. Once you're here, you'll see that this winding scenic trail has lots of things to do and see during each season. This winter you will enjoy snowmobiling on groomed trails, cross-country skiing on groomed trails at Nordic Centre in Cape North, downhill skiing at Ski Cape Smokey and snowshoeing. Many of the communities along the Cabot Trail feature outdoor rinks.
Our festival season begins in May with Cabot Trail Relay Run (May 23 -24) and ends in October with Cabot Trail Writers Festival, Celtic Colours International Festival and the Huckle Buckel Festival.
Lobster is a specialty in many restaurants around the Cabot Trail as fresh seafood can be found in all communities. Check out the fine dining at The Bell Buoy Restaurant in Baddeck or the Island Sunset Restaurant in the Margarees.
The Cabot Trail Artisans are unique and awarding winning. World renowned folk artists, Leather Works, and Glass Artisans are just a few located on the Cabot Trail.
If you're looking for outdoor adventures, try one of the many opportunities around the Cabot Trail. From hiking to kayaking to whale watching, there are lots of outdoor activities to enjoy. If you'd rather sit back and enjoy the views, visit Cape Breton Highlands National Park for some of the Island's most spectacular scenery. Or if you prefer something a little more lively, tap your toes to our local Cape Breton music which can be enjoyed at festivals and events around the Cabot Trail.
After your long days of exploring the Cabot Trail and its communities, check into one of our many cabot trail accommodations. Our cozy inns, bed and breakfasts, cottages, hotels, motels and five-star resort suites will offer you a comfortable place for a restful night's sleep.
The Cabot Trail will offer you a journey that you will want to savour again and again.