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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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Region: Cape Breton’s South Coast

Community: Arichat

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


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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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Framework Cycle & Fitness

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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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Ingonish Visitor Centre Snowshoe Rental

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Ingonish

Starting Monday, January 18th, snowshoes will be available for rental from the Ingonish Visitor Centre. If you would like to take advantage ...


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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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Port Hawkesbury Trail System

Region: Canada’s Musical Coast

Community: Port Hawkesbury

Conveniently located in the Town of Port Hawkesbury, this wonderful system of all-season trails will appeal to both the avid and casual hike...


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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.

  • 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.

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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  • 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.

  • 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 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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