Attractions and Events

World Oceans Day

Hosted in Iona

June 8, 2019


Hike the Highlands


Highlands National Park

September 13-22, 2019


Writers Festival


Hosted in St. Anns

October 4-8, 2019

Celtic Colours Island Wide

Celtic Colours is an experience like no other. For nine days in October, Cape Breton Island is alive with music, energy and excitement as people come from far and wide to celebrate our rich culture. From concerts to dances and workshops to community suppers, we offer a full range of events against a gorgeous backdrop of autumn colours.



A comfortable and quiet beds

Line break

$25.22 / night

Private and Family Room

A comfortable and quiet room.

Line break

$52.17 / night

Facilities at the HI-Cabot Trail Hostel, Cape Breton.

Welcome….the hostel is set in Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia, right in the center of the Cabot Trail. We offer 3 private/family rooms, three bathrooms, and a 10 bed bunkhouse. We offer free parking, BBQ, two decks with ample outside seating, 2 self-help kitchens, a herb and veggie garden (in season) free wi/fi, free internet kiosk, TV, board games and outdoor games. We have a book exchange as well as various reference books. We had completed the new horse-shoe pit and a fire pit, we have bike storage, bike repair kits, bike rentals. We can help set you up with a whale watching tour, only a 5 minute walk down to the harbor and beach.

Thanks for making my 30th Birthday an amazing occasion. The advice and local insight into how and what to do was priceless. Memories are made and you certainly had large part in shaping my memories of Cape Breton. Definitely looking forward to our next meeting!!
Taras. (Ontario)