Top of the Island

Travel Itinerary for Top of the Island

Discovering the Top of the Island on the Cabot Trail starts with a great itinerary.

At the Top of the Island, Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, you can wake up to the call of the birds and the rush of the waves luring you out to explore. Start off your day with a hike to Beulach Ban Falls – one of nature’s most mystical gems. Take along some fishing gear and discover our teeming rivers and shores. 

Continue along your travels and discover the North Highlands Community Museum. Here you can learn about shipwrecks, the early settlers of northern Cape Breton and much more. Next, grab your golfing gear and head out to one of the nations most popular and breath-taking golf courses- the Highlands Links. Spend your afternoon at the course and work up an appetite for a fresh seafood dinner.

Choose among the many fine diners and restaurants this area has to offerr. With fish, lobster and seemingly endless seafood delights, we are sure you’ve never had better! 

After dinner take some time to roam our picturesque towns and charming shops. Take a look around Courtney’s Country Crafts and discover some of the finest handmade goods created by talented Maritime artisans.  If you’ve any time and energy left, try Sea Spray Outdoor Adventures – take a kayak out on the ocean to go shorebird watching. You can also rent bikes or take a guided nature tour! 

At the end of your adventure packed day, take some time to sit back and listen to the calls of nature as you look up at the star-studded sky. This is a beauty that only paradise can offer.