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Cape Breton Island

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Introduction

Pilot whale upclose, Nova Scotia

Pilot whale upclose, Nova Scotia

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Cape Breton Island is an island on the Atlantic coast of Canada and part of Nova Scotia province. Although officially an island, it is artificially connected to the rest of Nova Scotia by a causeway.

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Geography

Cape Breton Island is about 10,300 square kilometres big and contains 4 out of 18 counties in Nova Scotia: Cape Breton, Inverness, Richmond, and Victoria. About 150,000 people live on the Cape Breton Island, although the region sees heavy declines since over a decade.

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Cities

  • Sydney is the largest city on Cape Breton Island.
  • Glace Bay is a former coal mining town located in the north of Cape Breton Island.
  • Port Hawkesbury is the first town you enter when traveling to Cape Breton Island.
  • Baddeck is a lovely little resort town located in the middle of Cape Breton Island near the Bras d'Or lakes.

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Sights and Activities

Cabot trail, Nova Scotia

Cabot trail, Nova Scotia

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  • Whalewatching
  • Cabot Trail

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Getting There

By Boat

To/from Newfoundland
Port-aux-Basques, Newfoundland, to/from North Sydney, Nova Scotia, daily service year-round; additional service mid-June to September. Argentia, Newfoundland to North Sydney, Nova Scotia: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, mid-June to mid-October. Reservations recommended. Tickets must be picked up one hour before sailing. Marine Atlantic Reservations, 355 Purves St, North Sydney, NS, B2A 3V2. 1-800-341-7981.

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Sleep

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Bear on the Lake Guesthouse/ HI Cape Breton Island10705 Highway #105 Nova ScotiaGuesthouse96
Bubbles Bay B&B Sydney1082 Hillside Boularderie, Groves Point Rd SydneyGUESTHOUSE-
Cabot Shores, 4 Star Adventure Resort on the Cabot30 Buchanan Dr, Englishtown RR#1Hotel-
Cabot Trail Hostel Cape Breton23349 Cabot Trail Pleasant Bay,Hostel93
Sea Shanty23408 Cabot TrailGUESTHOUSE-

nd, although the region sees heavy declines since over a decade.

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Cities

  • Sydney is the largest city on Cape Breton Island.
  • Glace Bay is a former coal mining town located in the north of Cape Breton Island.
  • Port Hawkesbury is the first town you enter when traveling to Cape Breton Island.
  • Baddeck is a lovely little resort town located in the middle of Cape Breton Island near the Bras d'Or lakes.

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Sights and Activities

Cabot trail, Nova Scotia

Cabot trail, Nova Scotia

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  • Whalewatching
  • Cabot Trail

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Getting There

By Boat

To/from Newfoundland
Port-aux-Basques, Newfoundland, to/from North Sydney, Nova Scotia, daily service year-round; additional service mid-June to September. Argentia, Newfoundland to North Sydney, Nova Scotia: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, mid-June to mid-October. Reservations recommended. Tickets must be picked up one hour before sailing. Marine Atlantic Reservations, 355 Purves St, North Sydney, NS, B2A 3V2. 1-800-341-7981.

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