Posted by: tourismvc | July 12, 2008

Travel & Leisure Magazine rates Cape Breton Island # 1 Island in Continental US and Canada and 10th in the World

Travel & Leisure Magazine

Travel & Leisure Magazine

Cape Breton Island was rated the top island in Continental US and Canada by the Travel & Leisure Maagazine recently and number 10 in the World.  Cape Breton moved up a notch from last year were it was second in the Continental US and Canada as well moved to tenth in the world when it was not ranked in top ten last year.

This is Travel & Leisure magazine 13th year recognizing the travel industry with these awards. The subscribers to their magazine play the major role in determining winners in the various categories. For a detail description on how the magazine conducts the voting for ther world best awards visit their website at this link.


The August edition of Travel & Leisure Magazine will featured the articles on the World’s Best awards. It is expected on newstands around August 22nd. You can read about the awards in the meantime on their website.  This is a great way for Cape Breton Island to start July off in our 2008 tourism season.


  1. I am interested in visiting Cape Breton, but we are coming in on a cruiseship on Sep 25. Is it possible to rent a car and drive there in a few hours? Or is it just too far? Thanks NC Saunders

  2. Hi Nan, You will probably landing in Sydney, NS with your cruiseship. There are a number of car rental agencies in Sydney :

    Budget – 1-800-268-8900
    Avis – 1-800-879-2817
    Enterprise – 1-800-rent-a-car
    National – 1-800-227-7366
    Alamo -1-800-844-9041
    Discount – 1-866-310-2277

    You will need more than a few hours to see Fortress of Louisbourg and Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. I would allow at least 4-5 hrs. Louisbourg is 30 plus minutes away from Sydney and Baddeck is 1 hour away. Cabot Trail is a 3-5 day trip. Hope this helps you.

  3. […] memorable experiences for their guests. 5) Cape Breton Island continues to receive accolades – Travel & Lesiure Magazine ranks our island #1 for     Continental US and Canada and 10th in the World. 6) Two of Victoria County’s and […]

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