Things To Do

The region from Neils’s Harbour to Meat Cove is an area that offers outdoor enthusiasts a myriad of activities that allow them to experience first hand the rugged beauty for which northern Cape Breton is deservedly famous. Moreover, these activities are not reserved for the elite adventurer, but may be pursued and enjoyed by visitors with a wide variety of fitness levels.

Sea Spray Highland Hiking Tours

Take a guided half day or day hike in the Cape Breton HighlandsHike to remote coastal meadows, former lighthouse stations and mountain vistas. Snacks and water provided.

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Meat Cove Oceanside Chowder Hut

Local-food Restaurant Seafood

Culinary

Directly across from the Meat Cove Campground is the Meat Cove Oceanside Chowder Hut. After an eventful day of activities in Meat Cove, you may want to take a break from cooking. Why not stop over at the Oceanside Chowder Hut and let us cook for you?! At our Chowder Hut, we have become known for our outstanding homemade chowder, served with a homemade roll. Also extremely popular on our menu are our delicious crab…

Telephone 1-902-383-2379

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Lowland Cove

Hiking

Outdoor Adventure

This trail connects to the Cape St. Lawrence Lighthouse. After you walk the shoreline you go back into the woods and you come out back home at the Meat Cove Campground.

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Cape North Farmers’ Market

Community-market Dance Fine-crafts Local-food Music

Artisans & Craft Culinary Music & Performing Arts

A friendly Farmers' Market in Cape North offering fresh garden produce, local crafts, works of art by local artists, local musicians and a Market Cafe.The Farmers' Market is located in Cabot Fire Hall, in Cape North Village, located directly on the Cabot Trail in Cape North. The Market takes places each Saturday, beginning in June and ending in October, from 10.00 am to 12.30 pm. The Market offers fresh garden produce, baked goods, preserves, candy,…

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The Markland Coastal Beach Cottages – Restaurant

Restaurant

Culinary

Our talented chefs have revitalized The Markland Restaurant and have made a point of celebrating local cuisine with wild halibut, lobster, snow crab, seafood chowder, scallops and oysters along with choice beef, chicken and pasta. Our restaurant offers a continental breakfast and dinner in a warm environment that welcomes families. Please see the many positive reviews received by our restaurant last season. Our wines are selected from an outstanding sommelier in Halifax and we are…

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The Bay Café

Restaurant

Culinary

Located on the beautiful Bay St. Lawrence, Bay Café is the place to be for delicious home-cooked meals and baked goods. Taste a slice of home made pie, or our delicious strawberry shortcake. We also carry a feature of the day, which your friendly server will be happy to tell you on your visit. 

Telephone 1-902-383-2993

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Meat Cove Mountain

Hiking

Outdoor Adventure

This challenging 90 minute trail is rich with spectacular views, from the ocean to the unique and beautifully rugged landscape of Meat Cove.Elevation 233Length 3.5km Return

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Kayaking in Meat Cove

Canoeing

Outdoor Adventure

Kayaking in Meat Cove is like no other. Strap in the Kayak and let the rugged Atlantic coast of Meat Cove show you what it has to offer. You will see some of the most amazing views that the Island has. When kayaking in Meat Cove it can almost be guaranteed you will see all sorts of wildlife. You will see the majestic minke whales, pilot whales, the curious seals that will surface to watch…

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Neil’s Harbour Chowder House

Restaurant

Culinary

When locals and visitors alike flock to your restaurant for the freshest seafood around, you know you've got a good thing going on. The Chowder House, a hidden gem on the Cabot Trail, fi ts that bill perfectly. The breathtaking ocean views and spectacular natural beauty are only out-done by the brilliantly fresh lobster, steamy bowls of seafood chowder, the sweetest crab around and succulent, plump mussels. All served up with pride and in a…

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Mountain Pine Adventure

Scenic-tour

Outdoor Adventure

Cape Breton offers some of the world's most spectacular unspoiled natural beauty. Combine this beauty with 500 feet of zip-line excitement, throw in a dash of adrenaline, and top it off with the freshest and innovative culinary treats available and you've found Mountain Pine Adventures. Join our friendly and knowledgeable certified guides as we take you on a journey of exhilarating thrills, breathtaking views, and culinary delights. Mountain Pine Adventures will help you build memories…

Telephone (902) 565-4153

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Cabot Trail Adventures

Canoeing Guided-hike

Outdoor Adventure

Your outdoor adventure specialists in Northern Cape Breton. Sea kayak tours and rentals, paddle boards, bicycle rentals, shuttles and guided tours. Guided coastal hikes to the best “locals know” destinations. With 20 years’ experience in the industry we can help you discover the island from a completely different perspective. All of this adventure lies just north of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.Guided sea kayak tours daily $65Atlantic Fisheries Cycling Tour daily $75Guided hikes dailyPaddle…

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Arts North

Gift-shop Studio

Artisans & Craft

Arts North, located near the northern tip of Cape Breton’s Cabot Trail, is an artisan’s consignment gallery retailing only high quality arts and crafts produced exclusively on Cape Breton Island.Designed, constructed and managed by professional artisans, Arts North has, since its founding in 1978, adhered to its “Cape Breton only” philosophy, maintaining only two overriding criteria for inclusion in its retail display.  Work exhibited and retailed through Arts North must:•    Be produced on Cape Breton…

Telephone 902-383-2911

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Cabots Landing Provincial Park

Beach Hiking Historic-site Parks

Culture & Heritage Outdoor Adventure

Cabots Landing Provincial Park is a picnic and beach park (North Harbour Beach) on the shore of Aspy Bay, 10 km (6 mi) north of the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island. Picnic tables are situated in the park’s open fields. Enjoy hiking and beachcombing along the sandy beach.  The Park also features a National Historic Site cairn commemorating the landfall of John Cabot. Cabots Landing was formerly a launching site for Mi’kmaq to paddle to…

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Capt. Cox’s Whale and Bird Watch

Whalewatching Wildlife

Outdoor Adventure

Bay St. Lawrence wharf. Daily tours (1- to 2-hr) on 7.5-m (24-ft) Zodiac. Hydrophone to hear whales. Experienced marine biology guide. Photo identification of returning pods. Seal rookery, seabirds, dolphins, moose, bear; shipwrecks, seacaves, waterfalls, spectacular geological formations. Reservations recommended.

Telephone 888-346-5556

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Eagle North Canoe & Kayak

Canoeing

Outdoor Adventure

Go sea kayaking in the Cape Breton Highlands just off of the world famous Cabot Trail.  Located on Shore Road in South Harbour, we offer guided sea kayaking tours, as well as hourly rentals.  Custom packages, including biking, guided hiking and whale watching are available.Our popular half-day tours leave most days at 10 am and 2 pm. Our tours will take you through oyster aquaculture and a saltmarsh to a barrier beach where, if conditions…

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North Highlands Community Museum

Genaeology Industrial-heritage Interpretive-centre Learning Musuem

Culture & Heritage

Interpretive exhibits illustrating lifestyle experienced by early settlers of northern Cape Breton. Exhibits include gypsum quarry, stores, church histories, shipwrecks, furnishings, school and transportation, forge, settlers’ garden. Extensive genealogy centre and archives, visitor information centre, c@p site. Weekly concerts and events.

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Oshan Whale Watch

Scenic-tour Whalewatching Wildlife

Outdoor Adventure

Watch whales, eagles, seals and seabirds at the Top of Cape Breton Island with the Fraser family. Locally owned and operated, Oshan Whale Watch offers guided tours with a coast guard trained crew. Our boat, the Oshan, is a 42-foot, hydrophone-equipped, Northumberland Strait-style vessel: ideal for the cliff side coastline of the Top of the Island region.Tours depart daily at 10:30am, 1:30pm and 4:30pm. Whale sightings guaranteed: 100% customer satisfaction or your money back!

Telephone 877-383-2883

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Cape North Farmers’ Market

Community-market Culinary-event Fine-crafts Local-food

Artisans & Craft Culinary

Our region – the northeast Highlands of Cape Breton Island – is a mountainous, rocky one, with harsh weather and many, if small, pockets of arable land. One of the primary goals of the Cape North Farmers Market is to bring about a resurgence in growing, selling and eating local food. The fresh produce, fish, maple syrup, honey, preserves and baked goods at the market may be limited in quantity but they are unsurpassed in…

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White Point Hiking Trail

Hiking

Outdoor Adventure

Located just off the northern portion of the Cabot Trail, White Point was once a busy little place. By 1922 it was home to a lobster factory, church, school and a sawmill, not to mention many homes. Now all that remains to mark what was once a booming French fishing village are a few stone foundations and a cemetery, with a cross marking the final resting place of the unknown sailor. From White Point you…

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