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Cross Country Skiing

Glide around beautiful sea vistas. Bound across deserted, snow-covered golf courses. Discover four cross-country ski facilities or challenge yourself on the only serviced Telemark hill in the Maritimes. Our beautiful Island deserves to be explored, poles in hand. Rent equipment or bring your own to experience winter at its best.

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Cross Country Skiing Adventures

Cross Country Skiing

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Cape Breton Nordic Ski Club

Region: Sydney and Area / Marconi Trail

Community: North Sydney

Club members will have access to all equipment and programs at reduced rates. Special events and try-it events will be announced through the...


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Escape Outdoors

Region: Sydney and Area / Marconi Trail

Community: North Sydney

An independent, locally-owned retailer. EO promotes an active & outdoor lifestyle. Visit them for all your active and casual clothing, f...


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Inverness County Winter Gear Rentals

Region: Canada’s Musical Coast

Community: Port Hood

The Inverness County Recreation/Tourism Department has skis, snowshoes, and walking poles available on a rental basis. If you are a school g...


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Ski Ben Eoin

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Trip Advisor Rating 5 Reviews

Region: Bras d’Or Lake

Community: Ben Eoin

11 runs: longest run 1300 m (4200 ft). Vertical rise: 149 m (490 ft). Lifts: 1 carpet lift, 1 quad chair. Alpine skiing; night skiing; ski s...


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Ski Tuonela

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Region: Cabot Trail

Community: St. Ann’s

The “Tuonela Trail”, founded in 1997, boasts the maritime’s only serviced Telemark hill. Located in the snow belt of Cape Breton, it w...


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Snow-Cation: Stay and Ski

Region: Bras d’Or Lake

Community: Ben Eoin

Après ski has never looked so good! Enjoy the best of winter activity at Ski Ben Eoin, followed by a comfortable stay at the Lakes. Cozy up...


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Two Rivers Wildlife Park

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Region: Louisbourg Area

Community: Grand Mira North

This 500-acre park displays many native Nova Scotian wildlife in a natural setting, including black bears, white-tailed deer, wolves and cou...


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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

3 Day Nordic Skiing Itinerary

Don’t miss out on this nordic skiing adventure that takes you to the Maritime’s only Telemark Skiing facility as well as two local ski hills.

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  • Snowmobiling

    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.

  • Snowshoeing

    Hike one of our many trails to discover breathtaking ocean vistas. Head backcountry for a peaceful walk in the woods. Join a guided trek and experience winter like a local.

  • 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, mountain meets ocean—literally.

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