Nova Scotia Tourism

Nova Scotia Tourism

August 05, 2008 08:00 ET

Cape Breton, Nova Scotia Counted Among the World's Best Island Destinations, According to Travel & Leisure Magazine

Nova Scotia vacation destination given top marks in the 2008 Travel + Leisure Readers' Survey

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 5, 2008) - With its breathtaking landscape and unique culture, Cape Breton has been called the jewel of Nova Scotia. Now, a major travel publication has recognized the island as one of the world's best.

As part of the magazine's 2008 World's Best Awards, readers of Travel + Leisure ranked Cape Breton the best island destination in the continental US and Canada and one of the top ten island destinations in the world. From rolling highlands and wind swept shorelines, to Celtic ceilidhs and Acadian joie de vivre, Cape Breton has something to delight everyone and has increasingly become one of the most popular Nova Scotia vacation destinations.

Perhaps the island's most famous attraction is the Cabot Trail, which winds its way around the province's highest hills, taking travelers on what's been described as nature's longest roller coaster. Cape Breton Island is a popular destination for anyone interested in discovering their roots, with historic sites like the Fortress of Louisbourg and Highland Village illuminating early French and Scottish life on the island.

The Cape Breton landscape has also made it a premiere location for golf in Nova Scotia. The Fabulous Foursome-Highland Links, Bell Bay, Le Portage and Dundee-are renowned as the ultimate Nova Scotia vacation destination for golfers. A number of Nova Scotia resorts and inns are situated on Cape Breton, offering accommodations for destination golfers and more.

The Gaelic expression Ciad mile failte means "a hundred thousand welcomes." It's a sentiment shared across the island's people and quite possibly the main reason Cape Breton continues to rank as one of the world's best destinations. To learn more about Cape Breton Island, visit

About Nova Scotia Department of Tourism, Culture, and Heritage

Nova Scotia Tourism, Culture, and Heritage is responsible for promotion of this maritime province on Canada's Atlantic Coast. Nova Scotia Tourism, Culture, and Heritage emphasizes interactive tools and online education to assist visitors in learning about the province and planning Nova Scotia vacations, including colourful videos and eye-catching photos. The organization's website is among the first in North America to provide a Google Earth(TM) overlay that allows visitors to virtually visit Nova Scotia and its many destinations and experiences.

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