Cape Breton Island Named Best Island In Canada By Travel & Leisure Magazine

Cape Breton Island’s Skyline Trail (Nova Scotia Tourism)

Looking for your summer adventure close to home this year? Look no further than your home province!

Our very own Cape Breton Island beat out the likes of Prince Edward Island and Vancouver Island to be named Canada’s Best Island for 2020 by Travel + Leisure Magazine.

Canada has over 30,000 islands to explore and to come out on top, it says something about the people and culture of this piece of heaven in our own province.

T+L readers rank destinations according to sights, natural attractions, beaches, food, friendliness and overall value.

Cape Breton Island’s Cabot Trail (Adobe Stock)

“Go, go, go!” urged one respondent after visiting Cape Breton Island. T+L goes on to say Cape Breton is a place of unrivaled beauty, inspiring wildlife encounters, and varied backcountry adventures.

They recommend driving or hiking the 185 mile Cabot Trail along Cape Breton’s rocky shore. Whale-watching in St. Lawrence Bay and teeing off at one of two championship courses at Cabot Links are suggested.

T+L says its readers loved the experience of exploring the Cabot Trail during fall. Summer crowds had departed and the leaves had changed color. One respondent said “The foliage was something else!”

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