About CBU and Cape Breton Island

About Cape Breton University

Welcome to Cape Breton University, one of Canada’s youngest and most ambitious universities! With a population of almost 3,500 students we pride ourselves on our small, tight-knit and vibrant campus community experience. Having over a 3rd of our student population from close to 50 different countries, our students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in not only our Cape Breton culture, but also cultures from around the world. We are a leader in Experiential Learning, Aboriginal Education and Student Satisfaction; just to name a few. With unique course offerings and one of the most favorable student to professor ratios in the country, CBU students develop the skills they need to find their place in the world. For more information about our program offerings visit https://www.cbu.ca/academic-programs/

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Everything you need to know about Cape Breton Island

Welcome to Cape Breton ! We are so excited to introduce you to our islands rich and natural beauty, deep sense of culture and our good o’l Cape Breton hospitality.

Cape Breton Island is located on the north-eastern tip of Nova Scotia, on the east coast of Canada. Joined to the mainland by a rock-filled causeway, Cape Breton Island has proven itself to be one of the top scenic and touring destinations in the world.

Visitors may explore the Island’s regions and trails, alive with Gaelic, Aboriginal and Acadian cultures, awe-inspiring land and seascapes, exciting outdoor adventure and rich history. Roadways hug the coastline and the world’s largest inland sea, the Bras d’Or Lake.

Cape Breton University is located in the heart of beautiful Cape Breton Island in Sydney, Nova Scotia. As the second largest city in the province, Sydney offers all of the amenities of an urban area with the safe and friendly atmosphere of a small town. With east coast charm and hospitality at its core, you’ll love your time spent on our Island.

For more information on Cape Breton Island visit www.cbisland.com