Local Attractions

Cape Breton Island is world famous for our historic, exciting attractions. From golf and sailing to exploring the buildings in an 18th century fortified town, we won’t disappoint!

Cabot Trail

This world famous route has been featured on automobile ads the world over. Its sweeping valleys and majestic seascapes continue to delight visitors all year long. Do not miss this trail – it is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that calls out to be experienced. Stop for fresh, off-the-dock seafood and local stories in one of the Trail’s many seaside restaurants.

Fortress of Louisbourg

Step back to the year 1744. Visit the streets of this busy seaport, once a North American stronghold and the heartbeat of the fishery. Animators bring life to this French fortified town, telling stories of war with England, of love and of life as it was back then. Period restaurants, bakery and gift shop will complete your visit.mollis.


Membertou Heritage Park 

The Membertou Heritage Park consists of a five-acre site that offers a living history of the people of Membertou. A large indoor exhibit and program area offers the visitor full immersion to an ancient culture. Outdoors, the visitor will experience traditional medicine gardens, demonstration areas, storytelling and performances in the amphitheatre.



Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

Located in the Village of Baddeck, a beautiful 25 acre park overlooking the Bras d'Or Lakes, a saltwater inland sea. This complex, with its three exhibit halls, contains the largest collection of Bell's artifacts and inventions, including replicas of the first telephones and a full-scale model of the HD-4 hydrofoil craft.

Cape Breton Golf

Get out and enjoy that sea air! Cape Breton offers an array of world-class golf, from the famous Highlands Links in Ingonish, to picturesque Dundee and Ben Eoin’s brand new The Lakes Golf Course. Choose from signature 18 hole courses, to a fine array of nine hole establishments.