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Ranked #1 of 130 attractions in Cape Breton Island
Category: National Parks

Cheticamp is a simple Acadian fishing village at the gateway to the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. The restaurants aren't fancy and aren't geared toward fine dining, but... more »

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Ranked #2 of 130 attractions in Cape Breton Island
Category: Scenic Drives; Hiking Trails
Owner description: One of the most magnificent loop drives in North America treats visitors to the spectacular scenery of the Cape Breton... more » Owner description: One of the most magnificent loop drives in North America treats visitors to the spectacular scenery of the Cape Breton Highlands. « less
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Ranked #3 of 130 attractions in Cape Breton Island
Category: Specialty Museums; Mines
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Ranked #4 of 130 attractions in Cape Breton Island
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Category: Historic Sites; Military Bases/ Facilities; Specialty Museums
Owner description: Welcome to the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, a magical place on the edge of a continent where past and... more » Owner description: Welcome to the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, a magical place on the edge of a continent where past and present come together to celebrate Canada’s diverse heritage. Visit during peak season and take in a full range of services: make friends with a costumed ‘resident’ and enjoy a delicious period meal in a themed restaurant. Feel the ground tremble with the boom of the cannon. Explore the beautiful beach and scenic hiking trails nearby. Then after the sun goes down, figure out ‘whodunnit’ at our murder mystery or take in our dinner theatre, where great comedy and wonderful cuisine is always on the menu. Visit in the shoulder season for some services and to discover the exterior architecture of the Fortress’ reconstructed buildings. Marvel at the stunning views of both the sea and the Fortress from one of our hiking trails, open throughout the year. Take in the quiet and tranquility of the streets in the off-season. Close your eyes to listen to the crash of the waves in the distance. « less
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Ranked #5 of 130 attractions in Cape Breton Island
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums
Owner description: This museum chronicles the life and career of Alexander Graham Bell with its rich collection of artifacts and documents... more » Owner description: This museum chronicles the life and career of Alexander Graham Bell with its rich collection of artifacts and documents accumulated by Dr. Bell and his family during their time in Nova Scotia. « less
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Ranked #6 of 130 attractions in Cape Breton Island
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #7 of 130 attractions in Cape Breton Island
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: Experience the lifestyle of the Scots in Nova Scotia at the Village's Outdoor Pioneer Museum or look up your Cape Breton... more » Owner description: Experience the lifestyle of the Scots in Nova Scotia at the Village's Outdoor Pioneer Museum or look up your Cape Breton roots at the Genealogy and Family History Centre. The Highland Village is situated on a beautiful site overlooking the Bras d'Or Lakes and is open from May to mid October. « less
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Ranked #8 of 130 attractions in Cape Breton Island
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Louisbourg Playhouse (Louisbourg)
Ranked #9 of 130 attractions in Cape Breton Island
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #10 of 130 attractions in Cape Breton Island
Category: Lighthouses
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Cape Smokey (Ingonish)
Ranked #11 of 130 attractions in Cape Breton Island
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
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Middle Head Trail (Ingonish)
Ranked #12 of 130 attractions in Cape Breton Island
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Ranked #13 of 130 attractions in Cape Breton Island
Category: Bodies of Water
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Ranked #14 of 130 attractions in Cape Breton Island
Category: Hiking Trails; Waterfalls
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Les Trois Pignons (Cheticamp)
Ranked #15 of 130 attractions in Cape Breton Island
Category: Museums
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Ranked #16 of 130 attractions in Cape Breton Island
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Ranked #17 of 130 attractions in Cape Breton Island
Category: Beaches

Black Brook Beach is located approx 25 kms north of Ingonish Beach on the east side of Northern Cape Breton on the cabot trail hwy.  It is located in the Cape Breton Highlands... more »

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Ranked #18 of 130 attractions in Cape Breton Island
Category: Museums
Owner description: Our Museum can be found in Northern Cape Breton along the Cabot Trail Nova Scotia in the "Top of the Island" Region. We have... more » Owner description: Our Museum can be found in Northern Cape Breton along the Cabot Trail Nova Scotia in the "Top of the Island" Region. We have a beautiful exhibit hall that includes local artifacts along with professional displays that take you back in time while getting a taste of our local heritage. We also have a blacksmith forge, settlers' garden, and a historic Church building that has become our Culture Centre where we feature talented musicians and other events each week. Our Museum also serves as the Information Centre for the the area, so there are many great reasons to stop in an visit us! « less
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Margaree Salmon Museum (Margaree Valley)
Ranked #19 of 130 attractions in Cape Breton Island
Category: Specialty Museums
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Ranked #20 of 130 attractions in Cape Breton Island
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Cabot Links (Inverness)
Ranked #21 of 130 attractions in Cape Breton Island
Category: Golf Courses
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Ranked #22 of 130 attractions in Cape Breton Island
Category: Historic Sites; Historic Walking Areas
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Ranked #23 of 130 attractions in Cape Breton Island
Category: Educational Sites
Owner description: Situated in the heart of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada, the Gaelic College of Celtic Arts and Crafts was founded in... more » Owner description: Situated in the heart of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada, the Gaelic College of Celtic Arts and Crafts was founded in 1938 as a school devoted to the study and preservation of the Gaelic language, arts and culture. Students of all ages and abilities from around the world take courses at our Cape Breton campus and online. Our world-class instructors offer programs in Scottish traditional disciplines including Gaelic language and song, music, dance & crafts. « less
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Ranked #24 of 130 attractions in Cape Breton Island
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Ranked #25 of 130 attractions in Cape Breton Island
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Ranked #26 of 130 attractions in Cape Breton Island
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Owner description: The Mission Statement of the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre is to collect, preserve and promote the traditional Celtic... more » Owner description: The Mission Statement of the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre is to collect, preserve and promote the traditional Celtic music of Cape Breton Island through Education, Research and Performance. « less
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Ranked #27 of 130 attractions in Cape Breton Island
Category: Neighborhoods
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The Big Fiddle (Sydney)
Ranked #28 of 130 attractions in Cape Breton Island
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Acadian Trail (Cheticamp)
Ranked #29 of 130 attractions in Cape Breton Island
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #30 of 130 attractions in Cape Breton Island
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