Cape Breton named No. 5 island in Canada by travel publication

Staff ~ The Cape Breton Post
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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.

Geographic location: Cape Breton, Canada, British Columbia islands Vancouver Island Gulf Islands Prince Edward Island Newfoundland

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