About the Area
Things To Do

Since Cape Breton Island is consistently voted as North Americas #1 island there is no end to the adventures you can have. Here are our personal favourite things to do and experience on our beautiful island.
Our cottages are in the perfect spot to go anywhere on the island, some things you can reach in minutes but others you can turn into a day trip.

Bras d’Or Lake (2.3km)

It might be called a lake, but with its size of 1,099km2 this is really Canada’s inland sea. The Bras d’Or Lake is the perfect spot to go swimming and do all kinds of watersports such as boating, sailing and paddle boarding.

Cabot Cliffs and Cabot Links (90km)

Two world class Golf Courses where every hole offers a postcard worthy view of the ocean. These courses are for golfers of all skill levels and rank among the top 100 golf courses in the world.

Dundee Golf Club and Wedding Location (6.3km)

Play the 18 hole Golf Course while enjoying some gorgeous views of Cape Breton. Dundee is also known as one of Cape Breton’s finest wedding locations.

Highlands National Park (138km)

The Highlands is one of the most beautiful spots in Cape Breton Island and offers 26 hiking trails. Here you can explore nature such as river canyons and valleys. You might even see some wildlife such as moose.

Cabot Trail (78km)

A 298 km scenic loop around the Northern tip of Cape Breton Island, where the mountains meet the sea. Experience a spectacular coastal drive through the Cape Breton Highlands.

Fortress of Louisbourg (158km)

One of Cape Breton’s National Historic Sites and a well known tourist attraction. The fortress is a reconstruction of an 18th-century French fortified town.

Celtic Colours (All over Cape Breton)

Celtic Colours is a nine day long International Festival in October. It is a unique celebration of Cape Breton Islands living traditional culture.

Glenora Distillery (86km)

North America’s first single malt whisky distillery. Go take a tour of the distillery and enjoy a glass of their famous Glen Breton Rare.


Cape Breton has 80+ beaches scattered across the Island. If a white sandy beach is what you are looking for, this is the place for you.

Skiing (92km & 173km)

Bound down Nova Scotia’s tallest alpine peaks, while overlooking the Bras d’Or Lake or the Atlantic Ocean. Come face to face with highland peaks and ocean views at Cape Breton Island’s two downhill ski facilities: Ski Ben Eoin and Ski Cape Smokey.

Celtic Shores Coastal Trail (32km)

The 92-km Celtic Shores Coastal Trail stretches along the west coast of beautiful Cape Breton Island. This exceptional trail system provides first-class trail experiences for bikers, hikers, runners, quadders, skiers, snowmobilers and horse-back riders.


Cape Breton Island is well known for its seafood, especially lobster. Because of this there are plenty of restaurants where you can enjoy fresh lobster. If you don’t enjoy seafood or are a vegetarian there of course are many other great restaurants you can choose from.
Some ideas for those are listed in our guidebook which you will receive when you book your stay with us.