Sometimes the best way to appreciate Cape Breton’s natural beauty is from the water! Cape Breton South is surrounded by the open Atlantic Ocean views and the inland sea, the Bras d’Or Lakes.

Rent a sailing charter on the Bras d’Or Lakes and enjoy a day visiting secret coves and capes. Or why not learn to sail at the Cape Breton Sailing School in St. Peter’s.

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Have an interest in fishing or wanting to try something new? Cape Breton offers a range of opportunities to test your skills!

Why not bring home dinner and cast your line for a wild Atlantic salmon in the Margaree River? Fly fishing in Margaree is a popular sport during the warmer months.

Interested in learning more about the history of fishing in our small villages? Why not hire a private charter for an experience of a lifetime!

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Hiking, Biking & More

The Island of Cape Breton is a hiker’s paradise, breathtaking views and challenging coastal expeditions are never more than a car drive away!

Don’t forget to bring your bike and take advantage of the well maintained and user friendly, Celtic Shores Coastal Trail beginning in Port Hastings.

Ever try surfing? The Point Michaud beach is a popular surfing destination for seasoned surfers and beginners. The beach offers lessons for beginners to finally learn to catch some waves!

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Driving Trails

For many, the beauty and culture of Cape Breton Island is what brings people to visit our Island. Whether you are visiting, or living here, these driving trails are a must see for the whole family.

Drive the world-famous Cabot Trail, extending 298km long, this drive will take you to mountain top views, and down the coast through small fishing villages, each telling a story of their own.

Check out the 263 km Fleur-de-lis Trail beginning at the Canso Causeway and driving around beautiful Isle Madame, through the Acadian communities of Arichat, Petit de Grat, and D’Escousse. The Trail winds its way along picturesque coastlines with many secluded inlets and coves. St. Peter’s Canal is a popular stop along this drive, with history dating back to 1650.

Looking for something shorter, but just as scenic? Head North after the Canso Causeway down the Ceilidh Trail. Ceilidh is a gaelic word meaning a “gathering” or “visit”. The trail follows the western shore of Cape Breton Island through Creignish, Judique,¬†Port Hood, Mabou, and¬†Inverness, eventually joining onto the Cabot Trail in Margaree Harbour.

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