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Your Snowshoe Adventure Awaits 

Spend the next three days exploring Cape Breton Island by snowshoe. Hike some of the most photogenic locations on the Island and take breaks among exceptional vistas. Stay in luxury accommodations where you can kick your boots off at the end of the day and relive the day’s adventures.

Day 1

Skyline Trail to Chéticamp – 22 km

Start your journey with a 7km hike along the breathtaking Skyline Trail, a personal favorite among tourists and locals alike. Take in the sights and sounds of nature as you hike your way to one of Cape Breton Island’s most iconic views.

3 Day Snowshoeing Itinerary 2

Snowshoeing Packages Starting at $109

Day 2

Chéticamp to Baddeck – 88 km

Sit back and enjoy the view as you travel to your next snowshoeing location – you’ll be back on the trail in no time. Make sure to include a coffee break on your drive, you won’t regret it, trust us!

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Day 3

Baddeck to East Bay – 101 km

Pack up the car and head to Sydney! Explore the downtown for a while before strapping on your snowshoes and hiking a new trail system tucked away in East Bay.

3 Day Snowshoeing Itinerary 3
  • Drive towards Sydney and the downtown core.
  • Stop and enjoy lunch at Governor’s Pub & Eatery.
  • Snowshoe along the Ruins Walk at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site.
  • Leave for home knowing you’ll be back on the trails soon enough.

Head home knowing you’ve hiked over 10kms across some of Cape Breton Island’s most popular trails. While there are certainly more trails to explore by snowshoe this 3-day itinerary is the perfect way to introduce or recommit you to the wintery activity. For our avid snowshoers, this is a get opportunity to do what you love while taking a mini-vacation.

Businesses and Activities from Itinerary

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Governor's Pub & Eatery

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Trip Advisor Rating 1269 Reviews

Region: Sydney and Area / Marconi Trail

Community: Sydney & Area

Governors Pub & Eatery, a superb Cape Breton seafood restaurant renowned for its fresh-from-the-ocean seafood, home-cooked meals and fab...

46.1397 -60.1959

Inverary Resort

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Trip Advisor Rating 780 Reviews

Regions: Bras d’Or Lake, Cabot Trail

Community: Baddeck & Area

We at Inverary Resort are very proud to call Baddeck our home. Located in the heart of beautiful Cape Breton Island and is the beginning and...

46.0968 -60.7573

Skyline Trail

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Trip Advisor Rating 822 Reviews

Regions: Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Cabot Trail

A dramatic headland cliff overlooks the rugged coast from the end of this level trail. You can enjoy an eagle’s view of the Cabot Tra...

46.7377 -60.8804

East Bay Hills Trail

Region: Bras d’Or Lake

Community: Ben Eoin & East Bay Area

3-km interpretive trail on 167-acre community property, through mixed forest (birch, maple, hemlock, pine) on gently sloping upland; diverse...

46.0073 -60.3896

Le Gabriel Restaurant & Lounge

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Chéticamp & Area

About Le Gabriel Restaurant & Lounge: Le Gabriel, with its unique lighthouse entrance, is situated on the Cabot Trail in Cheticamp. Our ...

46.63593 -61.00744