As a resident of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. and the owner of www.cabotgolftrail.com, I am
working to encourage independent golfer/travellers from around the globe to visit Cape Breton and play a “round on our world class golf courses”.

Cape Breton also has lots more to offer visitors, for example, take a day trip around the famous CabotTrail and visit the quaint villages and towns along the way, starting from Mabou where a must see is the Red Shoe Pub, then on up to Inverness Beach and the two new links golf courses that have recently opened there.

The Cabot Trail is a scenic road circuit around and over the Cape Breton Highlands with spectacular coastal vistas; over 500,000 visitors drive the Cabot Trail each summer and fall. Coupled with the Fortress of Louisbourg, it has driven the growth of the tourism industry on the island in recent decades. The Cabot Trail, circling the Cape Breton Highlands, and Trunk 19, along the western coast of the island, are important secondary roads.

Tourism in particular has grown over the past decades, especially the growth in vehicle-based touring, which was furthered by the creation of the Cabot Trail scenic drive. The scenery of the island is rivalled only in northeastern North America by Newfoundland, and Cape Breton Island tourism marketing places a heavy emphasis on its Scottish Gaelic heritage through events such as the Celtic Colours Festival, held each October, as well as promotions through the Gaelic College of Celtic Arts and Crafts.

Whale-watching is a popular attraction for tourists. Whale-watching cruises are operated by numerous vendors from Baddeck to Cheticamp. The most popular species of whale found in Cape Breton’s waters is the Pilot whale.

The Condé Nast travel guide has rated Cape Breton Island as one of the best island destinations in the world.