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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. Get to know every silvery inch of Cape Breton Island in through rugged headlands, ice-covered waterfalls, peaceful woods, and over 50 winding trails.

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The Clairestone Inn

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Trip Advisor Rating 63 Reviews

Region: Cape Breton’s South Coast

Community: Arichat

About The Clairestone Inn: A unique 17-room hotel/motel (one being wheelchair accessible) offering the best in French Acadian and Cape Breto...


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Two Rivers Wildlife Park

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Trip Advisor Rating 78 Reviews

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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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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Ski Tuonela

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Trip Advisor Rating 3 Reviews

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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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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Framework Cycle & Fitness

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Trip Advisor Rating 11 Reviews

Region: Sydney and Area / Marconi Trail

Community: Sydney

Bike rentals available year-round, including high-performance, touring, and hybrid bikes; snowshoes in winter. Open Tuesday-Friday: 10:00am-...


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  • Two snowmobiles parked outside winter cabins

    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.

  • Cultural Experiences & Local Artisans 1

    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.

  • Inverness Capers Snowmobile Rally

    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.

  • 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.

  • cross country skier

    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.

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