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5 Winter Experiences Without Breaking the Bank
There’s no need to break the bank when you’re looking to fill up a fun day on the Island. Here are just a few of the many options available to keep you and your family entertained this winter without spending the big bucks.
1. Tubing Tuesdays… and Fridays and Saturdays!
Every Tuesday night at Ski Ben Eoin, take advantage of Tuesday Tubing! For only five dollars per person, come experience the Cape Breton Credit Union Family Tube Park. Spend an evening getting your heart racing as you glide down the slopes at top speed. Helmets can be rented for five dollars plus tax.
Hop in the car and cruise over to the Celtic Interpretive Centre in Judique. Choose something delicious from the menu, twirl around in a square set or buy a precious memento at the gift shop to remind you of your lively afternoon. Every Sunday there is a ceilidh where you can enjoy live music and dancing. Give us a step!
3. Snowshoe Rentals
There are a plethora of snowshoe trails to experience in Cape Breton. If you’re new to snowshoeing, there are plenty of guided hikes available also. Among the options for snowshoeing, trails are Cape Breton Highlands National Park, North Highlands Nordic Cross-Country Ski Facility, Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort, Escape Outdoors, Ski Ben Eoin and the Clairestone Inn. Don’t forget to check out Cape Breton Regional Municipal County, Inverness County, Richmond County and Cape Breton Regional Library winter gear lending programs.
In a small town off the beaten path called West Mabou, there’s a dance hall that comes alive every Saturday with laughs, music, dancing and drinks. Each weekend brings new, talented musicians to the stage. Never been in a square set before? This is your chance to learn! One Saturday at the West Mabou Hall will make you never want to miss out again.
Our furry friends at the wildlife park don’t take a break when it gets chilly out! Throw on a warm coat, hat and scarf and come visit some wild comrades. For only less than ten dollars, spend the day brushing up your knowledge about local wildlife and perhaps feed a deer or two. Have you ever seen a white one before?
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Have you wanted to take a weekend trip to Cape Breton in the winter but don’t know where to start? Here's an itinerary from our ambassador Kyler's visit to Cape Breton Island to help guide you on your next Cape Breton Island adventure!