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Cape Smokey in Autumn

A priority of the CBITTN is to build a robust research agenda focused on generating sound, relevant, and useful data that is specific to the Cape Breton Island tourism sector. To that end, the CBITTN needs your input!  

How can we help you? First, if there is data or resources that would help you make business decisions for  your operation that you do not currently have, please contact Darren Downing ( to discuss possible ways we can assist in finding, gathering, or organizing the data.

How can you help us? Secondly, the reliability of data collected from surveys and interviews is determined by the size and quality of the pool of participants. We are actively looking to engage tourism operators, managers, employees, former employees, and tourists on Cape Breton Island to participate in data gathering. If you can assist with contacting individuals from any of these groups, either through your networks, newsletters, or personal connections, please contact the CBITTN Research Lead, Darren Downing (, or the Industry Liaison, Mary Theresa (, so we can discuss building a high quality pool of research participants.

CBITTN Training Offerings Survey

The Cape Breton Island Tourism Training Network conducts tourism related training across the island with owners, operators, employees, and other members of the tourism community. Our training offerings are based on the requests and needs of the Cape Breton Island tourism community. You can use this Training Offerings Feedback survey to suggest and request specific workshops and courses.

Visitor Survey

CBITTN is launching its 2023 Cape Breton Island Tourist Experience Survey. We are seeking operators of tourism related locations who are willing to have a research assistant from CBU present for one or two weeks to conduct brief surveys of Cape Breton Island visitors. For participating operators, there is opportunity for our research assistants to gather specific data related to your site and business. 



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Sydney, NS B1P 1C4​​

Tel: 902-371-0255

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This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Sectoral Initiatives Program.

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