Conde Naste proclaims; Cape Breton as "the world's most scenic Island". A tour around the Island will quickly show you why. The Island is home to the world famous Cabot Trail, the Bras D'Ors Lakes, and scenic coastal drives. If you enjoy hiking, sailing, golfing, or skiing, Cape Breton could be your paradise.
We are also home to one of the world's few living Celtic Cultures. This culture is celebrated through a strong musical tradition, and local arts and crafts. The Celtic Colours International Music Festival is an annual celebration of both local Cape Breton Celtic musicians and International Celtic musicians, bringing various styles and traditions of Celtic music together for a ten day festival that spans the entire Island. This is just one of Cape Breton's wonderful festivals that delights local audiences and tourists alike.
Many hiking and mountain biking trails, as well as easy access to the ocean and Bras D'Ors Lakes make Cape Breton a dream for outdoor enthusiasts. World class golf courses can be found across the Island and you will realize the pleasure of golfing amongst such beautiful scenery.
The cost of living in Cape Breton is among the lowest in Canada. With lots of extra curricular activities for children and small classroom sizes, Cape Breton is a wonderful place to raise your family. Sydney is the home of Cape Breton University and Marconi College meaning post secondary education and an educated workforce are readily available.
The Cape Breton economy is currently undergoing a transition. From an economy traditionally reliant on mining and steel to an economy with increased emphasis on service and knowledge work. There are many opportunities in the health care field through the Cape Breton District Health Authority. Local companies in the technology and innovation sectors are achieving success and continued growth. Companies such as Advanced Glazings, Protocase, Icon, AG Research, VMP Group, Vibe Communications and more are doing world class, innovative, and award winning work right here in Cape Breton.