Cape Breton Island offers an extensive winter trail system you need to see to believe. Speed past spectacular views. Drive-up to cozy eateries and welcoming accommodations. Find your pack of snow loving adventurers as you cut a powdery path across highland mountains and coastal plains to explore our Island in all her white dusted glory.
Snowmobile Rentals Available
If you don’t have a snowmobile but want to see what everyone is raving about, don’t worry! Rentals are available!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Locals Know: Winter
When we think of waterfalls, the image that comes to our mind is tropical pools, cascading water, peace and calmness. But come winter, these waterfalls turn into a completely different scene. We have rounded up our favourite winter waterfalls around
Cape Breton is known for its spectacular beauty, vibrant living cultures and outdoor adventure and this is especially so during our winters. Winter is no time to sit back and let the season pass you by, it's full of adventure, events and hospitality.
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