Just over the Strait of Canso, Port Hastings is the gateway to beautiful Cape Breton. This large area is known for its high cliffs and breathtaking views onto the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Cape Breton Island has lured visitors to her shores for thousands of years. It is an amazing place, where the sand and sea air has joined forces with the enchantment of the history to create an indescribable atmosphere.
To the north, along the Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park is a hot spot for any outdoorsman. The Park encompasses one of Canada's most exceptional wilderness areas. The highlands are a colourful tapestry of woodland, tundra and bogs, where wildlife is common and moose are often seen grazing in the quiet shallows of lakes and streams. In the summer, rolling golf courses await the avid player; during the winter, the groomed trails open the winter beauty of the highlands for cross-country skiers and snowmobilers. The Bras d'Or Lakes lie in the heart of Cape Breton Island, an inland saltwater sea surrounded by forested hills. Visitors to the Bras d'Or are often surprised that the lakes are salty. Although surrounded by land, two natural channels and a canal connect the lakes to the Atlantic Ocean. Here, where the highlands meet the lowlands, you can experience first-rate sailing and boating, hiking and biking and of course observing wildlife. Travel the Fleur-de Lis/Marconi/Metro route and tour the world-class historic reconstruction of Fortress Louisbourg. Discover the heritage of the Scottish immigrants who settled along the Ceilidh Trail on the western shores of Cape Breton.
Stay awhile and enjoy the maritime lifestyle and famous Cape Breton hospitality. Many of the properties listed below are members of one or both of: