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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.


Snowshoeing Adventures

Follow Your Heart to 50+ Snowshoeing Adventures on Cape Breton Island



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Destination Cape Smokey

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Ingonish & Area

Cape Smokey, a year-round mountain playground where land meets sea and your ultimate getaway awaits and welcomes you to choose your own adv...

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The Clairestone Inn

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Region: Cape Breton’s South Coast

Community: Isle Madame

Experience sea level living on an island off an island at The Clairestone Inn: a newly renovated 17 room boutique hotel nestled in the quain...

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CBRM Recreation Snowshoe Lending Program

Region: Sydney and Area / Marconi Trail

Community: Sydney & Area

20 pairs Adult & young adult sizes Also available: 40 pairs of snow cleats and 10 sets of trekking poles. Open: Monday-Friday: 8:30am-4:...

Escape Outdoors

Region: Sydney and Area / Marconi Trail

Community: North Sydney & Area

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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Framework Cycle & Fitness

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Region: Sydney and Area / Marconi Trail

Community: Sydney & Area

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

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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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  • 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 may might be chilly but our winter hospitality is warm.

3 Day Snowshoeing Itinerary

Spend 3 Days exploring Cape Breton Island via snowshoe. Get up close and personal with nature as your hikes lead you to stunning views and vistas.

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