Cape Breton Island
Cape Breton is a unique Canadian treasure waiting for you to bring your spirit of adventure and let you write your own story about how you will experience all that it offers.
The ancient kingdom of Fife, Scotland is not only the home of golf, but like Cape Breton, historically, the economy of Fife was tied to the coal mines of the area.
Evolving and tapping core treasures
The progress of the 20th century has meant the closure of the mines and a reinvention of the economy, anchored by the natural beauty of the lands, the warmth of the people and a culture steeped in storied history, thriving on hospitality, golf, craft distilleries and welcoming those who come from away.
Growing golf tourism and much more
Cape Breton is Golf Central. From stunning links courses to parkland courses with amazing views, the island is a world-class golf destination. Cape Breton is now home to Golf Digest’s #9 and #43 on their list of the World’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses and in Canada, Cape Breton courses were the #1, #3, and #6 ranked courses and that doesn’t include many more outstanding tracks such as Bell Bay Golf Club, a Tom McBroom creation, and Le Portage Golf Club.
Golf is not Cape Breton’s only draw. The island is a glorious playground with access to many adventures and activities. Along with salmon fishing, hiking and biking, Cape Breton offers water sports, access to superb beaches warmed by the Gulf Stream as well as growing winter sport attractions. The region offers so much to golfers and non-golfers alike. As the Cabot Trail flows through the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, there are some of the most awe-inspiring hiking and biking trails that offer everything from relaxing strolls to challenging climbs with panoramic views of canyons, highlands and the ocean. According to Lonely Planet, the Cabot Trial is one of the Top 10 cycling destinations in the world. Several tour companies offer supported rides and rentals.
Expanding the opportunity with Fife
The growing attraction of Cape Breton has been calling for more premier accommodation to help expand it as a leading destination golf region and a year-round traveller retreat. Fife answers this call.
“With rustic forest, scenic valleys and imposing highlands, Cape Breton in Nova Scotia boasts some of the most stunning scenery in North America. And while the dramatic landscape will wow travelers who visit the island, there is more to this picturesque area than meandering drives through the countryside. Between the world-class golf courses, whale-watching excursions, rich Gaelic heritage and storied history, there is much to explore on Cape Breton.” – Travel + Leisure