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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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Ski Ben Eoin

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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...


45.9735 -60.4427

Ski Cape Smokey

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Ingonish Beach

Ski Cape Smokey has been premier ski resort destination in Atlantic Canada for many years that delighted visitors with exceptional skiing f...


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Stay and Play Winter Package

Region: Bras d’Or Lake

Community: Kempt Head

We’re just far enough off the beaten path to be the perfect little getaway. Grab your snow shoes and come on over for a night or two with...


46.087538 -60.656052
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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.

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    Winter Events

    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.

  • 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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