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Cultural & Craft Experiences

Take this winter to connect with the locals of Cape Breton Island, who wish to share their deep-rooted culture and special talents.  A one of a kind experience is waiting for you.

  • Culture & Craft Experiences

    Cape Breton Island is open and our locals are waiting for you.  Connect yourself to the heartbeat of mother earth and take a piece of Mi’kmaw culture home with you after you experience a Medicine Walk or work with a local artisan and create your own unique piece


  • Shop Local: What’s Open

    If you’re looking to make an in-person purchase, our Island is still open for business! Please follow all Covid-19 restrictions when shopping; Shop Local & Stay Safe.

  • Give the Gift of Tourism

    Looking for a unique gift for that special someone this holiday season? Purchase gift cards, crafts, or other products from Cape Breton Island businesses while you look forward to days spent exploring all our Island has to offer.

Packages & Specials

Look no further than Cape Breton Island for your epic winter getaway. We have everything you need, from Ski Resorts to relaxing spa days, mountain top views to cozy chalets, and everything in between. Whether it is a vacation or staycation this is the place for you.

  • 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 might be chilly but our winter hospitality is warm.

  • 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

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

  • 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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