The #CBUStaycation Challenge – Bucket List

The #CBUStaycation Challenge is back!

This year each of our challenges have been placed in categories; every time you complete and share a challenge, you’ll be entered to win the category’s prize as well as the ultimate Cape Breton Island Staycation Grand Prize Package. Don’t forget to read the rules and learn how to play!


#CBUCan150 – CBU Celebrates Canada 150!

CBU is super excited about Canada’s 150 birthday. So, our Road Squad has partnered with Parks Canada to get in on the celebrations and have some summer fun while checking out all the amazing things Cape Breton’s Parks have to offer. Don’t forget you’re free Parks Pass. That’s Canada’s gift to you!

Category Prize: 1 night camping for 6 in an oTENTik in CB Highland National Park from Parks Canada (includes free entry for 2)

Fly a kite at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

Fire a musket at the Fortress of Louisbourg

Take a picture of a sunset from the Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Watch dazzling Canada 150 fireworks at a community event

Hike the St. Peter’s Coastal Trail starting at the St. Peter’s Canal National Historic Site


#CBUfoodies – Fun with Food!

Do you consider yourself a foodie? Are you always thinking about your next snack? Do you long for the delicacies and treats that Cape Breton Island has to offer? Then these challenges are for you! Join us as we sip, snack and savour our way through our beautiful Island this summer!

Category Prize: Dinner for 6 at the Black Spoon

Create the perfect s’more over a bonfire

Enjoy an ice cream at Neil’s Harbour Lighthouse

Indulge in some world-famous Cape Breton pizza

Feast on food from a local food truck

Enjoy a beverage and a board game at the Underground Café


#CBUhikes – Let’s go on an Adventure!

Cape Breton Island is a hotspot for fun and adventure. You just have to look in the right places. So get off the beaten path, enjoy the sunshine and check out these awesome places that will refresh your mind and body. The views are spectacular.

Category Prize: One-night hiking rental package and tube rental for two from Live Life InTents

Explore the stories of Louisbourg on the Louisbourg Lighthouse Coastal Trail

Find the unknown sailor on the White Point Hiking Trail

Check out views of the Strait of Canso from the Ceilidh Coastal Trail

Discover North River Falls Hiking Trail

Travel along the boardwalk at the Bog Trail


#CBUh2o – Keep it cool, Cape Breton!

It gets hot in the Cape in the summer months! So let’s take it to the Atlantic ocean, the Bras D’Or Lakes or your favorite local swimming hole to cool down, have some fun and check some items of the #CBUstaycation challenge list.

Category Prize: One-hour watersport rental for four from the Inverary Adventure Centre and a one night stay at Inverary Inn Resorts

Catch the ferry to Kidston Island and explore for the day

Skip a rock at a Cape Breton lake

Show us your creative side by making beach art with shells or rocks

Find a sand dollar on a beach

Test your balance while stand up paddle boarding or surfing


#CBUculture – Immerse yourself in the Culture of the Cape!

Where can you go that you’ll spontaneously happen upon a ceilidh, catch an impromptu square dance, learn several new languages or visit museums that you’ll actually enjoy, no wait, love? Cape Breton, of course! We’ve got it going on. So get out there and check out all of our cultural offerings. We’ve got something for everyone.

Category Prize: Private Ceilidh at Rita’s Tea Room fir you and up to 20 friends

Find a Pit Pony underground at the Miners’ Museum

Enjoy live entertainment at the Makin’ Waves Festival

Take a selfie in front of local street art

Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy a ceilidh

Check out where the Blacksmith works at the LeNoir Forge Museum

Attend a Pow Wow in a First Nation Community


#CBUfun – Random Acts of Fun make summertime the BEST time!

Everyone knows that sometimes the adventures with the least amount of planning, end up being the most fun! So check out our Random Acts of fun list and check off as many as possible!

Category Prize: One-night stay at Dundee Resorts and a round of golf for two

Grab a group of friends and experience the adrenaline of Cape Breton’s first Zipline

Take a picture with a sunflower taller than you

Go Ice Skating at the Membertou Sport and Wellness Centre

Get a picture with the Bells on the Baddeck boardwalk

Picnic at a Cape Breton Provincial Park

Shoot arrows and a variety of targets at Highland Bow & Arrow 

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