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, recognized 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

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 cozy vacation 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 center:

  • 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 traveler 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 center:

  • 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

Transportation to and around Cape Breton Island

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

Where to stay around Cape Breton Island?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 328 vacation rentals near Cape Breton Island. From 116 Cottages to 145 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Cape Breton Island for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Cape Breton Island. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Quebec: 5,690 vacation rentals
  • Baddeck: 32 vacation rentals
  • Inverness: 52 vacation rentals
  • Chéticamp: 24 vacation rentals
  • Ingonish: 22 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Cape Breton Island! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

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

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Cape Breton Island:

  • Baddeck: 32 rentals
  • Inverness: 52 rentals
  • Chéticamp: 24 rentals
  • Ingonish: 22 rentals
  • Port Hood: 20 rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Cape Breton Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Cape Breton Island. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cabot Links: 77 rentals
  • Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site: 67 rentals
  • The Lakes Golf Club at Ben Eoin: 52 rentals
  • Bras d'Or Lakes and Watershed Interpretive Centre: 67 rentals
  • Skyline Trail: 26 rentals

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

Explore destinations around Cape Breton Island

Baddeck
32 vacation rentals
Inverness
52 vacation rentals
Chéticamp
24 vacation rentals
Ingonish
22 vacation rentals
Port Hood
20 vacation rentals
Chimney Corner
32 vacation rentals
Mabou
29 vacation rentals
Margaree Valley
36 vacation rentals
Margaree Harbour
35 vacation rentals
Tarbotvale
89 vacation rentals
Ingonish Beach
20 vacation rentals
Guysborough
40 vacation rentals
Judique
21 vacation rentals
Belle Côte
43 vacation rentals
Indian Brook
90 vacation rentals
Margaree Forks
41 vacation rentals
Breton Cove
79 vacation rentals
Englishtown
90 vacation rentals
North Sydney
23 vacation rentals
Grand Étang
31 vacation rentals