SYDNEY — Cape Breton has been named the No. 5 island in Canada according to readers of an international travel publication.
The readers' choice contest by Condé Nast Traveler places Cape Breton in fifth place in its Top 5 Islands in Canada contest.
The award was based on an overall rating developed by combining scores for scenery, friendliness, atmosphere, restaurants, lodging, activities and beaches.
Cape Breton received a rating of 77.3, having scored higher in the scenery, friendliness and atmosphere categories.
Two British Columbia islands made the list, with Vancouver Island taking the No. 1 spot with an 85.5 rating and the Gulf Islands taking the No. 3 spot with an 83.3 rating.
Meanwhile Prince Edward Island finished in second place with a rating of 83.8, while Newfoundland was named the No. 4 island with a 79.7.