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Warm Up To Winter

It’s that magical time of year when the temperature starts dropping and snow blankets the landscapes. Lace-up, grab some poles, hit the slopes, and track your own path. Lean into the snow and embrace our coastal winter like an Islander.

Cape Breton's Epic Winter Bucket List
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    Extensive trails. Drive-up eateries. Cozy accommodations. Cut a powdery path across highland mountains and coastal plains to lose yourself in the white dusted beauty of winter in all her glory.

  • Two snowshoers trek through a snowy landscape overlooking the ocean


    Trek your way to familiarity. Get to know every silvery inch of Cape Breton Island in the winter though winding trails, rugged headlands, ice-covered waterfalls, and peaceful woods.

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    Cross Country Skiing

    Four cross-country ski facilities. Hundreds of trails to discover. Glide around beautiful sea vistas, bound across golf courses, and challenge yourself on the only serviced Telemark hill in the Maritimes.

  • Winter Activities

    Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding

    Shred powder while overlooking Canada’s only inland ocean. Bound down Nova Scotia’s tallest alpine peak, high above the North Atlantic. Here, the mountain meets the ocean—literally.

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    Culture & Craft Experiences

    Cape Breton Island is open and our locals are waiting for you. Connect yourself to the heartbeat of mother earth while experiencing a Medicine Walk or work with a local artisan and create your own unique piece.

Winter Packages and Specials

Rediscover our Island this winter! Whether it is a vacation, a staycation, or a one-day adventure there are plenty of winter packages and specials just waiting for you to enjoy.

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    Winter Accommodations

    Not even the cold can dull the warmth of our Island. Embrace winter with a snowy farm stay or escape to an authentic Mongolian yurt set in the vast wilderness of the Cabot Trail.

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    Winter Eats

    Cozy up for an après ski ale alongside the Bras d’Or Lake. Defrost over a steaming bowl of fresh chowder. Tuck into a hearty Dutch Pannekoek (pancake) before embarking on a wintery trek across the Cabot Trail. The air may might be chilly but our winter hospitality is warm.

Winter Events

Locals Know Blog

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Easy to Find. Hard to Leave.

There are direct flights to Sydney from Toronto and Montreal and from other North American and European cities via Halifax. If traveling by ground, the Trans-Canada Highway 104 leads to Cape Breton Island.

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