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Cross-Country Skiing in the Highlands of Cape Breton

Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Outdoor Adventure, Winter

Cross country skiing in the highlands is definitely unlike any skiing we had done before. There’s no groomed track or perfectly flat terrain to ski, instead it’s an adventure in its own right every time we venture into the snowy highlands.


A couple cross country ski with snowy mountains in the background

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Snowmobile Packages

by: Team Destination Cape Breton

Winter

Enjoy snowmobiling across the Cabot Trail or near the Bras d'Or Lake. Meet up with old friends or meet new ones along the Great Trail. Pull up next to restaurants with delicious homemade food and sleep in accommodations you hand select.


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Celtic Hearts : Dé tha thu 'g ràdhainn? | What are you saying?

by: Shannon MacMullin

Bras d'Or Lake , Living Culture , Music & the Arts

Shannon MacMullin is a Gàidhlig learner, singer and storyteller; a community educator, and the Cultural Experiences Co-ordinator at Baile nan Gàidheal | Highland Village. She loves dancing, making beauty in the world & bringing people together.


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Suas e!

by: Celtic Colours International Festival

Cabot Trail , Canada's Musical Coast , Fall , Living Culture , Music & the Arts

The Gaels celebrated their culture not in huge buildings or sculptures but in their songs. Their songs told the stories of the people, the land, good times and bad, love's lost and yearned for.


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Two of a Kind

by: Celtic Colours International Festival

Cabot Trail , Canada's Musical Coast , Fall , Festival & Events , Music & the Arts

There’s nothing better than watching two musicians who just love playing music together.


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Exceptional Reception

by: Yvette Rogers

Living Culture , Music & the Arts

As a songwriter, I’ve often described my creative process as though I have tuned into an invisible radio frequency.


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Dance Dance, Wherever You May Be

by: Celtic Colours International Festival

Cabot Trail , Canada's Musical Coast , Living Culture , Music & the Arts

It is well-established that dance tradition is an important, if not defining, influence on Cape Breton's traditional music.


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Mabou, My Home - by Heather Rankin

by: Heather Rankin

Canada's Musical Coast , Living Culture , Music & the Arts , Outdoor Adventure

Heather Rankin is a singer, songwriter, actor and member of the 6X Juno Award winning band The Rankin Family. As a solo artist she has released two albums, A Fine Line (ECMA/Juno Nom.) and Imagine (ECMA Nom.).


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Pick A Tune, Any Tune

by: Celtic Colours International Festival

Living Culture , Louisbourg and area , Music & the Arts , Sydney Area and Marconi Trail

The annual Guitar Summit concert serves as an obvious showcase for these world-class pickers, but this wealth of talent inevitably shines through in concerts throughout each Festival.


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Songs for the Ages

by: Celtic Colours International Festival

Bras d'Or Lake , Fall , Festival & Events , Living Culture , Louisbourg and area , Music & the Arts

Before they were committed to memory and passed down and around through the ages, the traditional songs of today were once brand new.


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7 Places to Square Dance with Locals

by: Yvette Rogers

Bras d'Or Lake , Cabot Trail , Canada's Musical Coast , Cape Breton's South Coast , Festival & Events , Living Culture , Music & the Arts

While in Cape Breton, if wanting a real slice-of-life night out, be sure to check out one of our dandy dances.


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