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Culture: Exploring Cape Breton Island

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Getting to Nova Scotia is half the fun if you book passage for yourself and car on the CAT, a Bay Ferry catamaran that departs from Portland and Bar Harbor, Maine and arrives in Yarmouth a few hours later. It’s quick and efficient and has enough entertainment (casino, movies, gift shop) to keep anyone entertained, adults and kids alike. Any storms in the Bay of Fundy pass quickly, so sit back and enjoy the ride. And every now and then take a look out the window. You never know when you might get a glimpse of a whale straight out of "Moby Dick."

Once in Yarmouth, head for the Sunrise Trail. The Fox Harb’r Golf Resort & Spa in Wallace is the place to stay. Better book ahead, though. You don’t want to miss out on these Fodor-worthy accommodations.

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