There’s a reason so many prominent cruise lines sail into Sydney, the historic capital of Cape Breton Island. Located on the northeastern tip of Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast, and connected to the mainland by the Canso Causeway, Cape Breton Island has established itself as one of the top scenic and touring destinations in the world. Explore and experience all that the island has to offer. Take part in outdoor adventures, including golf, hiking, cycling, boating, fishing and whale watching. Learn about and enjoy the area’s rich Gaelic, Aboriginal and Acadian cultures and histories. And take in the island’s awe-inspiring land and seascapes. You’ll never want to leave!

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What to do

  • Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site - Have a Blast. Have a Ball.

    Wolfe Street
    Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, CANADA

  • Eskasoni Cultural Journeys

    1 Goat Island Trail
    Eskasoni, Nova Scotia, CANADA

  • Membertou Heritage Park

    35 Su'n Awti
    Membertou, Nova Scotia, CANADA

  • Highland Village

    4119 Highway 223
    Iona, Nova Scotia, CANADA

  • Sydney Historical Walk

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, CANADA

  • Sail the Bras d'Or Lakes

    454 Chebucto Street
    Baddeck, Nova Scotia, CANADA

  • Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

    Baddeck, Nova Scotia, CANADA

  • Alexander Graham Bell - White Glove Tour

    Baddeck, Nova Scotia, CANADA