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Cape Breton Highlands

Cape Breton has classic rocky coasts, rugged Acadian forests and the largest concentration of bald eagles in eastern North America.

In the Neighbourhood

  • Bay of Fundy
  • Prince Edward Island - Canada's smallest province & "the cradle of Confederation"
  • Bonaventure Island (off the Gaspé peninsula) - cliffs with thousands of northern gannets - possibly over 50% of the North American population
  • Forillon National Park- the tip of the Gaspé peninsula

Highlights of Cape Breton

Cape Breton Highlands National Park
scenic hiking trails, camping & spectacular views along the Cabot Trail. The first national park in the Atlantic provinces.
originally settled by Acadians expelled from the mainland
Bras d'Or Lake
an "inland" arm of the ocean
[Bras d'Or]
Bird Islands
home to seabirds (puffins!) & seals
Cape Breton Island is connected to mainland Nova Scotia via the Canso Causeway.

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