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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.

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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!

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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.

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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 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.

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    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

    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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Monday, January 18

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