Destination guide

Explore the natural setting in Cape Breton Island

Enjoy the live music and other features of Cape Breton Island. This city is scenic and welcoming, recognised for its hiking, sightseeing and whale watching. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in Cape Breton Island

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that Cape Breton Island has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Bell Bay Golf Course (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Bell Bay Golf Club (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Baddeck Forks Golf Club (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • St. Anns Provincial Park (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Coxheath Hills and Trails (17.5 mi / 28.1 km)
  • Ben Eoin Provincial Park (17.7 mi / 28.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Cape Breton Island

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Cape Breton Island is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Uisage Ban Falls Provincial Park (4.9 mi / 7.8 km)
  • St. Anns Provincial Park (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Ross Ferry Provincial Park (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • North River Provincial Park (11.2 mi / 18 km)
  • Barachois Provincial Park (12.2 mi / 19.7 km)
  • Bras d'Or Lake (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Cape Breton Island

Fly into Sydney, NS (YQY), the closest airport, located 31.2 mi (50.3 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Cape Breton Island?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 223 holiday lettings around Cape Breton Island. From 76 cottages to 76 cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Cape Breton Island?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Cape Breton Island. From travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Quebec: 3,918 holiday homes
  • Inverness County: 124 holiday homes
  • Chimney Corner: 24 holiday homes
  • Cheticamp: 22 holiday homes
  • Port Hood: 20 holiday homes offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Cape Breton Island! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Cape Breton Island?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Cape Breton Island with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Cheticamp: 22 holiday lettings
  • Port Hood: 20 holiday lettings
  • West Bay: 20 holiday lettings
  • New Harris: 51 holiday lettings
  • Margaree Harbour: 26 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Cape Breton Island? offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Cape Breton Island. From travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Coxheath Hills and Trails: 44 holiday rentals
  • Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design: 22 holiday rentals
  • Kidston Island Beach Ferry: 45 holiday rentals
  • Les Trois Pignons: 35 holiday rentals
  • Ski Cape Smokey: 38 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cape Breton Island listed on where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Explore destinations around Cape Breton Island