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5 Ingredients for a Snowmobiling Getaway!

Story by: Team Destination Cape Breton

Craving a snow day adventure? Eager to take the snowmobile for a ride but don’t know where to go? Cape Breton Island has you covered. Check out our top 5 ingredients for an epic snowmobile expedition!

5 Ways to Enjoy your Snowmobile Adventure

1. Choose from over 1100km Trails 

The Cabot Trail is 298km. We encourage people to explore the trail for a least a few days. Imagine what you could see with over 1100km of trails! You could explore for weeks and still see something new every day. The bulk of these trails are in the highlands but don’t forget about other areas that are rich in trails, regions like Canada’s Musical Coast, Cape Breton’s South Coast, and the Bras d’Or Lake regions.


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2. Discover Epic Highland Views 

The journey is the destination. It’s too true on Cape Breton Island. Cruise along the highlands to remote destinations that will make your jaw drop with winter beauty. The ride will leave you as breathless as the view at the end of the ride. Speaking of views, be sure not to miss not the views in Cape Clear, Meat Cove and Whycocomagh.

Snowmobiler overlooking the snowy highlands

3. Warm-up with a Hot Lunch 

After all that time in the blistery cold you’ll need something warm to heat you up! Every year, the Dancing Goat Cafe & Bakery provides snowmobilers with hot meals, such as soups and sandwiches – and, of course, coffee. Don’t forget to stock up on the coffee!

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4. Enjoy Meeting Friends Old and New

Thanks to the Snowmobilers Association of Nova Scotia (SANS) you are never far away from a helping hand. You never know who you will meet along the trail as several local SANS members use the trails daily.

SANS is a club of snowmobiling families throughout Nova Scotia, who are dedicated to the enhancement of organized snowmobiling through trail development, safety, public education, and advocacy.

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5. Wake Up at a Trail-side Accommodation

Don’t stop the fun just because the sun is setting, stay at one of the trail-side accommodations, and be ready to continue the journey after a full night’s sleep. Accommodations include:

Iron Mountain Wilderness Cabins, Whycocomagh

Keltic Quay Cottages & Bayside Lodge, Whycocomagh

Raven’s Rock Country Cottages, Wreck Cove

Wreck Cove Wilderness Cabins, Wreck Cove

Big Intervale Fishing Lodge, Margaree

The Clairestone Inn, Arichat

Inverary Resort, Baddeck

Valley View Chalets, Margaree Valley

Mabou River Inn, Mabou

Vicar’s View, Baddeck

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Our team at Destination Cape Breton is always exploring our beautiful Island. We love discovering our hidden gems, working with partners, and putting our Island on the pedestal it deserves!

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