Places to Visit & Things to Do - Cape Breton Island

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25 Must-Visit Lighthouses in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is a peninsula only by a few miles—it’s much closer to being an island. With coastlines known for being rugged and dangerous, lighthouses became a necessity. Lots of lighthouses. There are over 170 lighthouses around Nova Scotia, so you never have to go far. The 25 below are especially cool examples either for their history, their location, or their modern incarnations.

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Spooky Ghost Walks and Haunted Places to Visit in Nova Scotia

It is now officially Fall, and that means sweaters, beautiful fall colours, and spooky vibes. Now I’m not a big horror fan, but ghost stories are awesome,… Read more »

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25 Fall Resort Getaways Nova Scotia

Once you’re out of school, fall is actually a great time to get away in Nova Scotia. The cooler weather brings lots of new activities, cozy nights,… Read more »

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25 Fall Activities and Getaways in Nova Scotia

Fall is the absolute best time of the year to explore Nova Scotia. From, the beauty of the vibrant autumn colours to amazing harvest celebrations, towns, and… Read more »

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U-Picks Apple Orchards in Nova Scotia

Fall is here and it is the best time to celebrate the season by picking apples with your family and friends. Apple season is here, so take… Read more »

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25 of the Best Fall Hikes in Nova Scotia

The seasons are changing, and fall brings new hiking aesthetics to the province of Nova Scotia. Every season has its own pros and cons for hiking, and… Read more »

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50 Bucket List Ideas for Nova Scotia Staycation

If you’re looking for adventure, beauty, relaxation, history, incredible food, and interesting stores, you don’t have to leave the province. From Yarmouth to Meat Cove, Nova Scotia… Read more »

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25 Things to Do this Summer in Richmond County

Richmond County is the smallest in Cape Breton, but there’s still plenty to do outside. With a variety of activities on land and sea, Everything being close means you can hit as many of these locations as you want in just a few days!

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Top Outdoor Things to Do this Summer in Sydney and Cape Breton County

Cape Breton County is the most populated part of Cape Breton Island, with the capital city of Sydney in the middle (almost). This is a county rich in diverse history, and the names and locations of outdoor places reflect this history. Here is a list of 25 places to enjoy summer outdoors in and around Sydney.

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25 Outdoor Summer Adventures in Inverness County

Inverness County is known for great golfing, great music, and the Great Outdoors. Inverness has a distinct look and feel, even to the rest of Cape Breton,… Read more »

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25 Things to Do this Summer in Baddeck & Victoria County

Victoria County encompasses some of the wildest places in Cape Breton. The Cape Breton Highlands Park is the major feature, but you’ll also find adventures on the… Read more »

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25 of the Best Things to Do this Summer in Antigonish County

Antigonish County is perhaps best known for being home to St. Francis Xavier University (St. FX), but there’s so much more to do here. You can find whatever part of the outdoors you love best and have a tremendous time exploring it. From 4 million-year-old-rocks to a modern day amusement park, you’ll become part of the story of the county, and it will become part of your story too.

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25 of the Best Things to Do this Summer in Pictou County

Pictou County can be distinguished by its variety of stories. You’ve got stories of peoples coming together and learning how to live with each other, stories of people creating spaces to live and learn together outside, and stories of the natural world all over the county. Wherever you spend your time in Pictou, you’ll hear these stories and watch them play out. Come visit, and add your own stories to the tapestry.

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25 Places to Visit in Canada with Guinness Records

The Guinness World Records have been around since 1954 and was created by Sir Hugh Beaver who was the Managing Director of the Guinness Brewery at the… Read more »

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10 Places to Go Picnicking or Walking on the Ocean Floor in Canada

Selling out within minutes in 2019, The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery’s Dining on the Ocean Floor event at Burntcoat Head Park took beach picnicking to a… Read more »

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25 of the Best Waterfalls to Visit in Nova Scotia

With the unique landscape of Nova Scotia, it is no wonder that there are so many waterfalls across the province. Many waterfalls are located in provincial parks,… Read more »

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25 Must Visit Natural Attractions in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia’s natural beauty can be found in every corner of the province. The coasts show off stunning oceanic sights, while inland Nova Scotia has woods and… Read more »

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25 Scenic Hikes and Lookouts in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is a beautiful province in so many ways, so there have to be many ways to enjoy these beauties. From the Halifax Regional Municipality to… Read more »

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Canada From Home: Explore Our Stunning National Parks for Free Online

There is much to discover in Canada’s National Parks and not being able to get to them physically shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the fabulous natural areas… Read more »

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Unique Things to Eat & Drink in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is a delicious melting pot of culinary experiences. There are all sorts of cultures that combine here, and out of that mix a few dishes… Read more »

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25 Things to Do in Winter in Cape Breton Island

As the temperature drops, Cape Breton becomes a breathtakingly beautiful winter wonderland. Get ready for cool activities and to warm up at Ceilidhs. Break out your warmest clothing and get ready to embrace the coastal winter like an Islander.

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Things to Do in Cheticamp

Located on the Cabot Trail, Cheticamp is an Acadian fishing village. Along with its neighbour Saint-Joseph-du-Moine, they make up the largest Francophone enclave on Cape Breton Island…. Read more »

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Things to Do along Cabot Trail during Fall

The Cabot Trail is a world-famous tourist destination that turns into a spectacular fall scene as the leaves of old-growth forests turn beautiful colours. Driving the Cabot… Read more »

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24 Ways to Discover Cape Breton in 24 Hours

Cape Breton Island is a beautiful island at the northern tip of Nova Scotia. While Cape Breton is a part of Nova Scotia, it has its own culture and history. This island is home to many fun, interesting experiences. Here are just 24 ways for you to discover Cape Breton.