Bucket List

For the past two summers the #CBURoadSquad created the #CBUStaycation bucket lists of the best things to do around the Island.  Although the contest is over, it doesn’t mean the fun has to end. Whether you need a break from studying, or simply just want to explore Cape Breton Island, the #CBURoadSquad has you covered and they want to show you that you don’t have to leave this beautiful island to have a great time.

Here’s a list of the top 60 things to do on Cape Breton Island, so don’t wait any longer… Go explore!

  1. Find the Fairy Hole
  2. Go to a Margaree Barn Dance
  3. Play Mini Golf
  4. Eat a Local Lobster Sandwich
  5. Swim at Gypsum Mines
  6. Visit Gampo Abbey Buddhist Monastery Shrine
  7. Hike to the End of the Skyline Trail
  8. Find the Waterfalls at Black Brook Beach
  9. Watch the Sunset at Chimney Corner Beach
  10. Canoe or Kayak
  11. Get a Waterfall Shower
  12. Hike to the Top of Franey
  13. Build a Sandcastle
  14. Take a Photo at the St. Ann’s Look Off 
  15. Find Devil Hill Falls
  16. Swim at Polar Bear Beach
  17. Take the Eskasoni Cultural Tour
  18. Hike Uisge Bán Falls
  19. Enjoy a Frozen Treat from Lick-a-treat
  20. Find Cape Clear
  21. Camp on any Cape Breton Campground or Beach
  22. Visit Mary Ann Falls
  23. Hike the Kauzmann Trail
  24. Hike Salt Mountain
  25. Go Whale Watching
  26. Go Go-Karting 
  27. Swim in Egypt Falls
  28. Go Fishing
  29. Fly a kite at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
  30. Fire a musket at the Fortress of Louisbourg
  31. Take a picture of a sunset from the Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  32. Watch dazzling Canada 150 fireworks at a community event
  33. Hike the St. Peter’s Coastal Trail starting at the St. Peter’s Canal National Historic Site
  34. Create the perfect s’more over a bonfire
  35. Enjoy an ice cream at Neil’s Harbour Lighthouse
  36. Indulge in some world-famous Cape Breton pizza
  37. Feast on food from a local food truck
  38. Enjoy a beverage and a board game at the Underground Café
  39. Explore the stories of Louisbourg on the Louisbourg Lighthouse Coastal Trail
  40. Find the unknown sailor on the White Point Hiking Trail
  41. Check out views of the Strait of Canso from the Ceilidh Coastal Trail
  42. Discover North River Falls Hiking Trail
  43. Travel along the boardwalk at the Bog Trail
  44. Catch the ferry to Kidston Island and explore for the day
  45. Skip a rock at a Cape Breton lake
  46. Show us your creative side by making beach art with shells or rocks
  47. Find a sand dollar on a beach
  48. Test your balance while stand up paddle boarding or surfing
  49. Find a Pit Pony underground at the Miners’ Museum
  50. Enjoy live entertainment at the Makin’ Waves Festival
  51. Take a selfie in front of local street art
  52. Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy a ceilidh
  53. Check out where the Blacksmith works at the LeNoir Forge Museum
  54. Attend a Pow Wow in a First Nation Community
  55. Grab a group of friends and experience the adrenaline of Cape Breton’s first Zipline
  56. Take a picture with a sunflower taller than you
  57. Go Ice Skating at the Membertou Sport and Wellness Centre
  58. Get a picture with the Bells on the Baddeck boardwalk
  59. Picnic at a Cape Breton Provincial Park
  60. Shoot arrows and a variety of targets at Highland Bow & Arrow