Live on one of the world’s most beautiful islands

As a CBU student, you’ll get to experience the lifestyle of a medium-sized city while also enjoying the comforts of a small town. As a bonus, living on Cape Breton Island means your next adventure is only minutes away.

Enjoy life while exploring all that Cape Breton Island has to offer in the way of museums, theatres and historic properties. From the breathtaking Fortress of Louisbourg to the deep coal mines of Glace Bay, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

Stop by any pub, café or restaurant on the Island and enjoy some home-grown, local cuisine. If local isn’t your thing, stop by one of Cape Breton’s many ethnically diverse restaurants. There is something to satisfy everyone’s taste buds. Is physical fitness your thing? Lucky for you, Cape Breton Island has thousands of kilometres of scenic trails, many indoor facilities and groups that meet regularly for various types of exercise. From running or paddling to swimming or snowshoeing, we promise you’ll have lots of fun on our Island!