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 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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Cape Breton Island, CA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 224 vacation rentals around Cape Breton Island. From 76 cottage rentals to 102 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

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 Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Prince Edward Island: 759 vacation rentals
  • Chimney Corner: 24 vacation rentals
  • Baddeck: 24 vacation rentals
  • Indian Brook: 52 vacation rentals
  • Inverness: 41 vacation rentals

And Vrbo 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: 24 rentals
  • Indian Brook: 52 rentals
  • Inverness: 41 rentals
  • Port Hood: 20 rentals
  • Cape Dauphin: 53 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?

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

  • Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site: 45 rentals
  • Whale Interpretive Centre: 19 rentals
  • Bras d'Or Lakes and Watershed Interpretive Centre: 45 rentals
  • Cape Breton Highlands National Park: 17 rentals
  • West Mabou Beach Provincial Park: 45 rentals

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

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