Cape Breton Island

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Cape Breton Island
46°20.028'N, 060°54.558'W Chart icon.png
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Cape Breton Island (French: île du Cap-Breton—formerly Île Royale; Scottish Gaelic: Ceap Breatainn or Eilean Cheap Breatainn; Mi'kmaq: Unama'kik; or simply Cape Breton) is an island on the Atlantic coast of North America and part of the province of Nova Scotia, Canada. It is 10,311 km² (3,981 sq mi) island accounts for 18.7% of Nova Scotia's total area with a total population at the 2016 census numbered 132,010 .


See Nova Scotia.


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See Nova Scotia.


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Port Hawkesbury/wiki/Cape_Breton_Island#Port_HawkesburyHarbour icon Port Hawkesbury [[Cape Breton Island#Port Hawkesbury|Port Hawkesbury]] 45°35.875'N, 061°13.442'W

Sydney/wiki/Cape_Breton_Island#SydneyHarbour icon Sydney [[Cape Breton Island#Sydney|Sydney]] 46°08.095'N, 060°12.015'W

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Barra Strait Marina

Barra Strait Marina/wiki/Cape_Breton_Island#Barra_Strait_Marina
Marina icon Barra Strait Marina [[Cape Breton Island#Barra Strait Marina|Barra Strait Marina]] 45°57.374'N, 060°47.691'W

Water, electricity, toilets, showers, laundry, propane exchange, ice. Pumpout. Cafe, some provisions.; Tel: +1 (902) 622 1313; Fax: +1 (902) 563 8162; VHF channel XX
Address: Near Hwy 223, On Bras d'Or Lake, Grand Narrows, NS, Canada B1T 1A4


Bras Dor Lake

Bras Dor Lake/wiki/Cape_Breton_Island#Bras_Dor_Lake
Anchorage icon Bras Dor Lake [[Cape Breton Island#Bras Dor Lake|Bras Dor Lake]] 45°51.491'N, 060°50.214'W
Many anchorages in the "lake".


Water In Barra Strait Marina
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Eating out

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  • Cape Breton Island is served by Sydney Airport
  • Maritime Bus runs between Truro and Sydney with onward connections to much of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia
  • The most common way to get into Cape Breton is by car via the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy 104) at the Canso Causeway from mainland Nova Scotia



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Places to Visit

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See Canada.


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