Cape Breton, an island at the Northern tip of Nova Scotia, Canada, can distinctly be separated into its eastern and western parts by the Bras d'Or Lakes. These parts are thought to have made their way from Africa and South America respectively during a period of tectonic shifting. Since that time, Cape Breton has experienced its up and downs through various settlement activity. People have immigrated and emigrated, ships have wrecked off its coast, fortunes have been made and lost.

Many people feel a deep connection to the island. Whether they have ancestry from the island or came from away and fell in love with its beauty or music, the slogan rings true, their "heart(s) will never leave".