Destination guide

Cape Breton - If the Cape fits, wear it

For a true taste of island life, you can't beat Cape Breton. Connected to the mainland of Nova Scotia by a mile-long stone causeway, at its heart is Bras d'Or, one of the world's largest saltwater lakes. Get your Nova Scotian adventure off to a great start by booking a centrally located Cape Breton vacation rental. Go whale-watching on the Gulf of St Lawrence, hike along the iconic Cabot Trail, and don't miss a night of local folk music in Sydney, a town famous for its Big Fiddle, a statue of a giant violin on the waterfront.

Things to do

Ring my Bell, in the summer home of Alexander Graham Bell

There's more to Cape Breton than spectacular views and nature walks. Head to Baddeck and visit the Alexander Graham Bell Museum. Set in the grounds of Beinn Bhreagh, the Scottish inventor's summer home, it's a fascinating display of artifacts, inventions and photographs. Book a Cape Breton vacation rental in Sydney and visit the North Sydney Heritage Museum, which delves into the island's long history. Putter around the local craft and produce stalls in the Big Fiddle Market, or pick up a lobster or some local artisan cheese in the popular Cape Breton Farmers' Market.


Get Cape, wear Cape, fly on your Cape Breton adventure

A vacation in Cape Breton is all about the great outdoors, even if it's largely seen from a car window. Widely considered as one of the world's best drives, the Cabot Trail is a scenic driving route around the island, and the best way to see Cape Breton. From the beautiful cliff top vistas, watch as bald eagles soar overhead, while whales breach in the navy sweep of the Gulf of St Lawrence. If you want to stretch your legs, take a sunset hike along the Skyline Trail at the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, where the mountains meet the sea.


Summer's are bright and balmy in Breton - No Cape needed

Cape Breton is largely a fair-weather kind of place. With long warm summers and a brisk fall and spring, it's the bitter winters that mostly keep the crowds away. The most popular season to visit is summer, where you'll find sunny, dry days and temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees. However, rain is not uncommon and an umbrella could be a saving grace. Fall is another special time to visit the island. The fall foliage turns Cape Breton into a blaze of color, but the mercury tends to drop rapidly and without notice, so pack wisely.

Natural features

Islands in the Gulf Stream – Cape Breton

At the top of Nova Scotia, Cape Breton has sweeping views of the Gulf of St Lawrence. Cape Breton Highlands National Park is one of the main reasons thousands flock to the island each year. Almost a third of the famous Cabot Trail winds through it, promising ocean views, river canyons and wooded forests hiding moose, black bear, and bald eagle. The park has hiking trails for every level, from the challenging climbs of Fishing Cove, to the leisurely Skyline hike where you can spot migrating minke, pilot and humpback whales as the sun sets over the Atlantic Ocean.

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

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 150 vacation rentals around Cape Breton. From 48 house rentals to 60 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Cape Breton?

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

  • The Lakes Golf Club at Ben Eoin: 47 vacation rentals
  • Marine Atlantic Ferry Terminal: 100 vacation rentals
  • North Sydney Historical Society: 100 vacation rentals
  • Ben Eoin Provincial Park: 47 vacation rentals
  • Sydney Mines Heritage Museum: 101 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cape Breton listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Cape Breton?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 48 Houses in Cape Breton. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Cape Breton include:

  • Cottages: 60 rentals available
  • Cabins: 60 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 60 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Cape Breton?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 7 vacation rentals with pool available in Cape Breton. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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