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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

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Ski Ben Eoin

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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...


45.9735 -60.4427

Ski Tounela

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...


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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  • Six Unique Places to Stay This Winter 5

    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.

  • Cape Breton Fall Culinary Guide 24

    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 Activities 1

    Winter Events

    Hygge in the highlands? We call it Cape Breton cozy. From moonlit snowshoe treks and family friendly festivals to snowmobile rallies and warm Ceilidhs, we celebrate winter with a full schedule of events.

  • Snowmobiles travel down a snowy trail

    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.

  • Two Snowshoers

    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.

  • Winter Activities

    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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