Reimar 6 / Alamy

No. 3 Cape Breton, Canada

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Readers
love Cape Breton for its captivating vistas—cliff-backed beaches; forested
headlands studded with lighthouses—which is why the island, in Nova Scotia,
hasn’t dropped below the No. 2 ranking in the Continental U.S. and Canada since
2005. Local culture commingles Scottish,
Acadian, Irish, African, and native Mi’kmaq influences, and is fueled by music,
from Celtic-style fiddling played in parish halls to the popular Thursday night
ceilidh (kay-lee) dance gathering.

World's Best Islands 2011

No. 3 Cape Breton, Canada

Readers
love Cape Breton for its captivating vistas—cliff-backed beaches; forested
headlands studded with lighthouses—which is why the island, in Nova Scotia,
hasn’t dropped below the No. 2 ranking in the Continental U.S. and Canada since
2005. Local culture commingles Scottish,
Acadian, Irish, African, and native Mi’kmaq influences, and is fueled by music,
from Celtic-style fiddling played in parish halls to the popular Thursday night
ceilidh (kay-lee) dance gathering.

Reimar 6 / Alamy

World's Best Islands 2011

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