Things to do

"Stepdance Extravaganza" from the DVD Live in Cape Breton, Natalie MacMaster

We don't mean to brag but we have to. From sunrise to sunset we have an abundance of "things to do" that will leave you wanting to catch tomorrow's sunset too!

It’s Now or Never Tuna Charters

Come aboard It's Now or Never for the ultimate sport fishing experience!Explore Nova Scotia's masterpiece, beautiful Cape Breton Island! The scenic view of the Cabot Trail bordering the endless ocean backdrop makes it the perfect getaway.Experience the ultimate adrenalin rush as you fish some of the largest Bluefin tuna in the world. Your adventure begins at Murphy's Pond, located in Port Hood, along the Ceilidh Trail. An experienced crew will be waiting to take you aboard a 42-ft (13-m), fully…

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Capt. Mark’s Whale and Seal Cruise

2022 seasonJuly 10 - September 15Zodiac tours depart daily at 10am, 1pm and 4pmCome aboard for a unique adventure along our rugged coastline of Cape Breton Island. We will search for Pilot, Minke, Finback & Humpback whales as well as seals and Bald Eagles. We'll show you spectacular rock and cliff formations, sea caves, waterfalls and pioneer settlements as part of your whale watching experience. A hydrophone to hear the whales is also available. Reservations highly advised.

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Cape Breton Backcountry Adventures

At Cape Breton Backcountry Adventures we offer exciting on/off-road Jeep tours giving you the opportunity to see areas of the island only accessible with local guides and expert drivers. Our tours allow adventure seekers and tourism lovers alike to experience Cape Breton Island like never before. With endless terrain to explore on Cape Breton Island, it can be difficult to access all that the island has to offer without proper guides, gear, and experience. Cape Breton Backcountry Adventures provides experienced guides,…

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Cabot Trail Guaranteed Whale Adventures

Double-decker 38 foot Cape Islander tour vessel; hydrophone-equipped; whale and/or marine life sightings guaranteed. Comfortable seating and rain gear. 

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Centre de la Mi-Carême

The Centre de la Mi-Carême is located in the village of Grand-Ėtang in Inverness County, Cape Breton Island. Bus tours are welcome.

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Eagle Eye Outfitters

Welcome to beautiful Cape Breton Island! At Eagle Eye Outfitters, we offer everything you need to explore our scenic surroundings. Located in Inverness, home to Canada’s only true links golf courses – Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs – miles of sandy beaches, warm salt waters, and stunning sunsets. We are also located at the beginning of the Celtic Shores Coastal Trail, Nova Scotia’s first destination trail for cyclists and the perfect route for your family-friendly cycling adventure!We offer the following…

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Eileanan Brèagha Vineyards

Overlooking the Bras d’Or Lake, Eileanan Brèagha (pronouced AY-len-an BREE-ah) is Cape Breton’s first and only estate winery. Scottish Gaelic for “beautiful islands,” Eileanan Brèagha was named in homage to the owner’s Gaelic heritage and for the majestic view of the numerous small islands in the Bras d’Or Lake, which can be seen from the property. Situated on a 200-acre former homestead in Marble Mountain, the south-east exposure and moderate climate of the salt water Bras d’Or Lakes allows for a…

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Riverside Retreat

Minutes from the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Riverside Retreat is ideally located along the Cheticamp River in the small village of Petit Etang. As a new campground, every effort has been made to keep true to the natural landscape. Canoe and kayak rentals available.

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La Brise Stained Glass Studio

Although most items are made to order, a small assortment of inventory is on hand for purchase. 

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Proud to be Hookers

Demonstrations are available at all times.

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Mabou Farmers’ Market

The Mabou Farmers' Market houses an eclectic collection of local food growers, producers, fishers, artisans and crafters who offer their wares on Sundays from 11am to 2pm from June to mid-October at the Mabou Athletic Centre. During the month of December, special holiday markets are held at Dalbrae Academy in Mabou.We're located at about the midpoint of Cape Breton's Ceilidh Trail in the picturesque village of Mabou. After visiting the market, check out beautiful West Mabou Beach Provincial Park, take…

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Last Chance Sandwich

Visitors can expect to be greeted by Pierre Pickles, a 6-foot-tall folk art carving by William Roach. Inside, our menu has an emphasis on fresh, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free with a selection of soups, salads, and sandwiches with sweet treats to finish.Peruse our gift shop for one-of-a-kind locally made gifts and a little something extra for the campground or the road trip. Dine outside on our cheerful covered porch or pre-order a picnic to take to the park!

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Celtic Music Interpretive Centre

With year-round Ceilidhs, an interactive museum, gift shop, music demonstrations and more, it's a lively and vibrant place. The Centre's Ceilidh Pub offers a lunch menu of Nova Scotia home-cooked favourites and local drinks with live traditional music featuring some of Cape Breton’s best musicians. Menu features a delicious seafood chowder, traditional lobster sandwich and a variety of pub fare.

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Acadian Trail – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Climb 365 metres above the Chéticamp River for panoramic views of the Acadian coastline, the Chéticamp river valley and the park's highland interior. Benches along the way let you rest periodically and enjoy the scenery. Watch how the forest changes as you climb steadily to the top and be on the look-out for black bear and moose.Trailhead: Opposite the Chéticamp Visitor Centre. Significant Feature: Ocean and mountain sceneryLength: 8.4 km (5.2 mi) loopHiking Time: 3–4 hoursElevation: 20–365 m (65–1200 ft.) Steep inclines.…

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Galloping Cows Fine Foods

Passionate about artisan pepper jellies and wild blueberry jam? Come see why we are different and why we were invited to both the Oscars and the Golden Globes.We purchase local fruit and field grown vegetables for the production of our products. Processing is done with fresh spring water.No artificial dyes or preservatives are used. Small batch preserving with generations of family caring about the process from start to finish.

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Larch Wood

Bold grain. Varied patterning. Natural colouring. Renowned durability. All are inspiration and part of the story behind our handcrafted larch wood cutting boards and chopping blocks.We also make flooring, stools and other kitchen and living products. Every product is meticulously handmade using eastern Canadian larch (Larix laricina) by our own in-house local craftspeople to ensure it meets or exceeds our high standards for quality and design.The durable, self-healing, end grain construction of the Larch Wood board provides a smooth, impact-resistant,…

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Doryman Pub & Grill

Come in. Sit down. Relax. But most importantly… just have a good time!The Doryman is well known for good times! With an undisputed reputation for live local music, including Saturday afternoon fiddle sessions, music lovers will not be disappointed when they leave The Doryman.Located in the picturesque seaside Acadian village of Cheticamp on the Cabot Trail, The Doryman’s reputation for live music is a perfect example of how this community is “toujours chantante”.

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Wabo’s Pizza, Sub & Donair

Our Italian Restaurant (downstairs on the boardwalk) offers a full-service, licensed menu with relaxing atmosphere during the summer months.  

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Customs House Artisan Incubator

The Customs House Artisan Incubator, located on the Port Hawkesbury Waterfront, is a must-see in the Town of Port Hawkesbury, close to the entrance of Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia.The Gallery Shop at the Customs House features a stunning display of Cape Breton craft in a wide variety of media including pottery, textiles, jewellery, wood, visual art, mixed media, glass and more. You can see the artists-in-residence at work in one of the state-of-the-art studios and learn all about…

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TNT Outdoor Adventures

Explore Cape Breton’s extensive trail network with TNT Outdoor Adventures. Discover breathtaking look-offs, beautiful waterfalls, and unique heritage sites along side our experienced guides while on tour on groomed Cape Breton Highlands skidoo trails in a Polaris side-by-side or by snowmobile. With the ability to mobilize and move our gear throughout Cape Breton, our equipment and guides will meet you where the trail starts. Our year-round tours include:Guided side-by-side / snowmobile adventures along unforgettable routes throughout Cape Breton Highlands and beyondMeticulously…

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Port Hood Beach

Beach amenities include: washrooms, showers, and a canteen.GPS: N46 00.191 W61 31.797 

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Margaree Salmon Museum

“Cape Breton offers a surprisingly large number of wonderful quirky museums.  My favourite, by far, was the Margaree Salmon Museum.” Alan Burdick, The New York Times.Established in 1965, The Margaree Salmon Museum is located beside the Cabot Trail in Northeast Margaree, Cape Breton.  This historical gem connects the people of the area to its natural resources and highlights their contribution to the history of the famed Atlantic Salmon.  Local guides made early angling icons famous through their river knowledge, often shared…

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Whit’s Public House at Cabot Cape Breton

The patio has a beer garden atmosphere featuring live local music and hearty, rustic cuisine served in the warm, sincere hospitality style Cape Breton is known for.

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The Red Shoe Pub

The Red Shoe Pub has become a kind of “home away from home” for many locals and visitors over the years. The Rankin Sisters’ cozy spot in the hamlet of Mabou, on the west coast of Cape Breton, offers a menu of Nova Scotia home cooking. Features include a treasured seafood chowder and a variety of pub fare. Visit "The Shoe" for great food and drinks and great live music, seven days a week. The Red Shoe Pub is open…

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The Bar at Cabot Cape Breton

Whether stopping in for a quick post-round snack or lingering longer, Cabot Bar will be sure to impress with diverse menu offerings, including locally-caught seafood, fresh salads and small plates that can be shared among friends on our green-side patio. Our carefully curated list of wine and spirits is among the best in the region, featuring rare scotch, crafted cocktails and ice cold ales and lagers.

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Route 19 Brewing

We welcome all, with friendly smiles and open hearts, to our Cape Breton Island. With fierce pride for our beautiful home, we invite all walks of life to come, eat, drink and be present. When you're on Route 19 all roads lead home and our door is always open. 

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Meat Cove Chowder Hut

Drop in for a bowl of seafood chowder, mussels, lobster, or one of the many other tasty dishes served up hot at our very own "Chowder Hut Restaurant", then wash it down with a cold beer on our licensed deck!

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Ann Schroeder Studio – Art Quilts & Mixed Media

A spectacular ocean view and a warm welcome await you at Ann Schroeder's home studio.Ann's fine art quilts, mixed media paintings and collages often evoke the landscapes, weather and music of Cape Breton Island. Others are playful abstract compositions.This year visits are by appointment only; please email or call to arrange. This is a home studio and visitors will need to follow current COVID-19 guidelines.Nearby attractions include the Red Shoe Pub, Mabou Farmers Market, Cape Mabou hiking trails and beautiful…

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Cabot Cliffs

Exquisitely carved out of the breathtaking Cape Breton landscape, with postcard worthy panoramas vying for your attention and rich, rolling fairways waiting to reward your creativity, this is linksland golf at its best. A chance to follow in the legendary footsteps of course designers Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw.  From cliff to cliff and across rolling sand dunes, experience the game in its most visceral sense: with a stiff coastal wind at your back and a sense of purpose in…

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Freya & Thor Gallery and Café

Freya & Thor Art Gallery and Café is located just outside Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Formerly the Sunset Gallery, this has long been the home of folk art in Cape Breton for over 30 years. Our gallery works with over 55 artists highlighting the best of local and Maritime made art and craft. From folk art, textiles, photography, ceramics, rug hooking, jewelry, books and more there is always something to see with new additions regularly! An on-site studio has…

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Cape Breton Clay

Unique pottery reflecting the bounty, wildlife and sea life of the Island. Studio/gallery in a renovated barn two minutes from the Cabot Trail.

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Miller’s Seafood & Chophouse and Church Street Patio

Adjoining Maritime Inn Port Hawkesbury, Miller’s offers a casual relaxed atmosphere, with summertime patio dining. Our menu features a variety of local flavours. Start with a delicious seafood appetizer, such as our homemade seafood chowder or crab cakes. Then choose from the wide variety of dishes on our main menu – from steaks and ribs to salmon and mussels – or opt for the nightly feature, carefully chosen and prepared by our culinary team.Port Hawkesbury is a perfect base from which…

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Eagle Eye Outfitters

Welcome to beautiful Cape Breton Island! At Eagle Eye Outfitters, we offer everything you need to explore our scenic surroundings. Located in Inverness, home to Canada’s only true links golf course - Cabot Links Resort - and sister course Cabot Cliffs, miles of sandy beaches, warm salt waters, and stunning sunsets. We are also located at the beginning of the Celtic Shores Coastal Trail, Nova Scotia’s first destination trail for cyclists and the perfect route for your family-friendly cycling adventure!We offer…

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Father John Angus Rankin Cultural Centre

Local archives, with material dating back to 1800s; C@P site (public access to Internet and e-mail); kitchen ceilidhs; Gaelic resource centre (children's Gaelic workshops in summer, other workshops); weaving demonstrations; genealogy research. Ceilidh Days first weekend of July; Celtic Colours venue in October per Covid restrictions.

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Mike’s E Bikes

Mike’s E Bikes offers rentals of 26” electric mountain bikes, in the heart of Canada’s Musical Coast, in beautiful Port Hood, Cape Breton.  Your three-hour rental will consist of a short eBike Training and Trail Safety Orientation followed by a scenic self-directed ride on the beautiful Celtic Shores Coastal Trail from Mike’s E Bikes headquarters located at 10015 Route 19, Port Hood.You will travel along the Southwest Mabou River and through the picturesque village of Mabou with breathtaking views of the…

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Aucoin Bakery

The Aucoin Bakery is located in Petit Étang, alongside the world famous Cabot Trail, neighbouring the Cape-Breton Highland National Park and the region of Chéticamp. For more than half a century, the Aucoin Bakery has been offering products and services that are a slice above the rest.We offer assorted breads and rolls, homemade pastries, sandwiches, Acadian style meat pies, tea, coffee, free wi-fi and friendly service with a smile.Established in 1959, the Aucoin Bakery rose to success by offering products…

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MacDonald House Museum

Contact the museum for more information about group tours and special demonstrations.

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Les Trois Pignons: Museum of the Hooked Rug and Home Life

Les Trois Pignons houses the Museum of the Hooked Rug and Home Life, an Acadian, cultural, genealogical and visitor information centre. Located in Chéticamp, on the world famous Cabot Trail, the museum joins the story of the area's settlement with that of the evolution of hooked rugs. The gallery features traditional antiques and contemporary hooked rugs created by local craftspeople as well as masterpieces by world renowned wool artist Elizabeth LeFort. Visitors are also invited to watch rug hooking demonstrations and…

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Elizabeth Lefort Gallery

Her work has been shown in Toronto, Montreal, St. John, Moncton, Sydney, San Diego, Phoenix, and other places. The Dr. Elizabeth Lefort Gallery, located in Chéticamp, Nova Scotia, holds the largest collection of her work, including "The Crucifixion" which spans 3m x 1.7m and required the dyeing of some 510 colours. She was appointed a member of the Order of Canada in 1987 and received an honorary doctorate from the Université de Moncton in 1975.Elizabeth's piece titled Canadian Centennial 1967…

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Glenora Distillery

You'll also find an inn, pub, dining room and gift shop surround a courtyard with a running brook. Enjoy the scenic grounds and be sure to take in one of the free daily ceilidhs. Mountainside chalets are also available. Bus tours and groups welcome (by appointment).

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Captain Zodiac Whale Cruise

From May until mid-October, Captain Zodiac entertains customers with sightings of:Finback whales (huge at 75 ft long)Humpback whales (entertainers)Pilot whales (friendliest Cape Breton residents)Dolphins/Porpoises (speedy/acrobatic)Minke whales (smallest baleen whales)Some rare recent sightings have included Blue whales, Sperm whales, Killer whales, Beluga whales and Right whales.With Captain Zodiac there are two main experience options to choose from:Coastal Snorkelling: Snorkel our rugged coastline, including sea caves and coves. These beautiful areas are only accessible by boat. This trip has many options depending on your…

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Doug Fraser Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden

Born and raised into a family steeped in the Cape Breton Celtic traditions in Inverness, Doug Fraser is deeply connected to the land and spirit of this place. His pursuit is light, and his unique style enables him to create that ethereal perspective he has become so well known for in his landscape and seascapes. His studio is located on his family land where he resides with his wife and two children just five minutes from the Village of Inverness…

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Artisans Collective

Local artisans operate a seasonal gift shop offering quality hand-crafted items for purchase, including quilts and quilted items, knitted and crocheted hats, mittens and scarves, woven blankets, table runners and place-mats, wooden vases and bowls, keyrings and seam rippers, baby gift items and a large assortment of hand-made gift products.

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Whycocomagh Provincial Park

Whycocomagh Provincial Park occupies a dramatic hillside overlooking the Skye River Valley and the Bras d’Or Lakes. This is a quiet scenic setting for camping and hiking, or as a base from which to take in the area’s many attractions. Fall colours make the park a “must-visit” location in October. A series of hiking trails (4.9 km/3 mi total)  lead to four Salt Mountain look-offs offering excellent views of the Bras d'Or Lakes. From the park, eagles may be seen soaring…

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Trout Brook Provincial Park

Trout Brook Provincial Park in East Lake Ainslie on Cape Breton Island (22.5 km /14 mi south of the junction of Routes 19 and 395) is a picnic park with tables under a mixed-wood forest. Beyond the forested area, visitors will find a beautiful white sandy beach on the shores of Lake Ainslie for both swimming and trout fishing activities.

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West Mabou Beach Provincial Park

Other park features include change houses, vault toilets and a small interpretive site.

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Mabou Provincial Park

Mabou Provincial Park is 1.5 km (1 mi) north of Mabou (11935 Highway 19) on Cape Breton Island. Its hillside location with picnic tables offers a panoramic view of the Mabou Valley.

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Port Hood Station Provincial Park

The beach is located across the street from the Port Hood trailhead for the Celtic Shores Coastal Trail, Nova Scotia’s first destination trail for cyclists. GPS: N46 00.191 W61 31.797

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Lake O’Law Provincial Park

Lake O’Law Provincial Park is an inland park on the shore of Lake O’Law on the Cabot Trail (24 km / 15 mi north of Highway 105) on Cape Breton Island. The park features picnic areas in fields and mixed-wood stands and a boat launch – a great location for boating and swimming.

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Strait Area Museum

History comes alive in this modern museum overlooking the Strait of Canso. Displays on the construction of the Canso Causeway and its impact on the people and communities in the area, model ship display, local history, early 20th-century lifestyle, railroads, and ferries. Extensive archives and materials for genealogical research available on-site. Personalized tours of the museum are given. Be sure to visit our gift shop, which features handmade products by local quilters, crafters, and woodworkers. Stop by our gazebo and enjoy…

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Rusty Anchor Restaurant

The Rusty Anchor is Cape Breton's best kept secret!The halfway point on the Cabot Trail, serving the best lobster roll and fish n chips in the area. Come for the food and stay for the view!

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Port Hawkesbury Community Trails

Conveniently located in the Town of Port Hawkesbury, this wonderful system of all-season trails will appeal to both the avid and casual hiker. Discover a wide variety of plants and wildlife as the 10-kilometre trail system winds its way through majestic hardwood stands, softwood forests and along gently flowing brooks and streams. A series of rest areas inviting you to stop and enjoy the surrounding scenery can be found throughout the trail.Parking is located at Grant's Pond, Crandall Road and…

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The Opulent Alpaca

The Opulent Alpaca produces luxurious, high quality garments from our herd of Alpacas raised on Cape Breton Island

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Robert Chiasson – Atlantic Salmon flyfishing guide

Atlantic Salmon fly fishing guide on the famous Margaree River, as well as the Cheticamp River and other Cape Breton rivers on the Cabot Trail.Daily rates and half day rates, equipment supplied. Book your adventure today!The Margaree River is only a short 20 minute drive from Inverness where you'll find Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs golf courses, two of the top ranked golf courses in the world.

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Nature Lost and Found

Nature paintings, fairy village and fairy crafts. Free little library and TARDIS on-site.

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Mabou Village Gallery

Original landscape paintings, photography, limited-edition prints and archival reproductions. Gallery in operation for 40 years. The driveway leads to parking at the back of the gallery.

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Orangedale Railway Station Museum

Award-winning museum in one of Cape Breton’s oldest ICR railway stations, dating from 1886: railway artifacts, stationmaster quarters, waiting rooms and office. Some rolling stock on site; interpretive centre. Wheelchair-accessible on first floor of the Stationhouse and on both floors of the Interpretive Centre. Also open for Storytelling Day in October and other special events, by appointment or check locally.

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An Drochaid (The Bridge)

An Drochaid (The Bridge) Museum is located in Mabou (60 km / 37 mi from the Canso Causeway) on Cape Breton Island. Formerly a general store (c. 1874), the building now serves as a centre for research and local music, Gaelic language activities, cultural activities, local artefacts, and genealogical and historical records. Throughout the year, An Drochaid (The Bridge) hosts a series of ceilidh concerts, storytelling, a Gaelic conversation group and lessons, and music and dance lessons. Bus tours are welcome.

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Whale Interpretive Centre

The Interpretive Centre provides various exhibits and interactive media presentations, including scale illustrations of 16 whale species that may be sighted in the waters off Cape Breton Island. Visitors can see a life-size model of a pilot whale suspended above a saltwater livestock tank which contains live creatures found in the whale’s environment. Tours are provided throughout the day. Bus tours are welcome. Other features include a gift shop, Internet access, picnic area and parking. MasterCard, Visa and Direct Debit are…

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Storyteller’s Gallery

Storyteller's Gallery and Siudiac Air An Urlar Historical Society is located the picturesque seaside village of Judique on the western or "Musical Coast" coast of Cape Breton Island. Located in a delightfully restored heritage designated house, the gallery houses an extensive collection of photos, books and historical items representing the various Scottish, and French settlers as well as the original Mi'kmaq inhabitants of the surrounding lands. Research your family tree, enjoy a lively ceilidh with fiddle music or savour a cup…

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Celtic Shores Coastal Trail

The Celtic Shores Coastal Trail is a 92 km (57 mi) multi-use trail, along former rail bed, stretching from Port Hastings to Inverness on the west coast of Cape Breton Island. It's also part of the Trans Canada Trail and the International Appalachian Trail. Great for off-road cycling or long-distance trekking, the easy, flat trail meanders along the coastline, through picturesque wilderness, connecting several communities and attractions that showcase the area’s vibrant Celtic culture. Along the way, you’ll discover active fishing…

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Strathspey Performing Arts Centre

Nestled in the rolling hills of Inverness County on beautiful Cape Breton, this world-class professional theatre has played host to international and local performers alike. Our 488-seat theatre provides excellent acoustics, making every performance memorable. From live theatre to international singer-songwriters, Strathspey Performing Arts Centre has shows for visitors of all ages. As an integral piece of the community for locals and a “must-see” for visitors, this venue has a passion for performance!Please visit our website for an up-to-date list…

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Tears of Glass

Unique jewellery made from sea glass found on local beaches. Personal designs created by request.

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Celtic Music Interpretive Centre

During the Celtic Colours Festival in October we offer special events as well as a week-long fiddle camp. We are open daily from June to October; Sunday afternoon ceilidhs run all year.Bus tours welcome.

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Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro

We strive to incorporate the freshest of local ingredients into each of our menu creations, enticing your taste buds with our genuine flavours in every dish. Great local musicians take the stage all Summer long. Regular weekly specials like Ladies’ Night, 2 Can Dine, and Steak & Stein. Follow us on Facebook to up to date with all our events.

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The Dancing Goat Cafe & Bakery

The bustling roadside café, Dancing Goat Café and Bakery, is a favourite stop along the Cabot Trail for locals and visitors alike. With delicious sweet treats, fresh breads, artisanal sandwiches and soups, and lattes that would rival any top coffee house, the Dancing Goat is a culinary gem tucked in the hills of the Margaree Valley. After lunch be sure to buy a package of Goat Cakes (oatcakes) and a Margaree Valley Fog for the road!Open Year-Round.

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Celtic Shores Coastal Trail (Port Hastings Trailhead)

The Celtic Shores Coastal Trail is a 92 km (57 mi) multi-use trail, along former rail bed, stretching from Port Hastings to Inverness on the west coast of Cape Breton Island. Its also part of the Trans Canada Trail and the International Appalachian Trail. Great for off-road cycling or long-distance trekking, the easy, flat trail meanders along the coastline, through picturesque wilderness, connecting several communities and attractions that showcase the area’s vibrant Celtic culture.  Along the way, you’ll discover active fishing…

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Celtic Shores Coastal Trail (Inverness Trailhead)

The Celtic Shores Coastal Trail is a 92 km (57 mi) multi-use trail, along former rail bed, stretching from Port Hastings to Inverness on the west coast of Cape Breton Island. Its also part of the Trans Canada Trail and the International Appalachian Trail. Great for off-road cycling or long-distance trekking, the easy, flat trail meanders along the coastline, through picturesque wilderness, connecting several communities and attractions that showcase the area’s vibrant Celtic culture.  Along the way, you’ll discover active fishing…

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Inverness Shean Trail (part of Celtic Shores Coastal Trail)

Length: 16 km (10 mi) – Blackstone to Inverness (linear)Cell Service: YesDogs Permitted: On Leash Trail Surface: natural and gravelThe Inverness Shean Trail section of the Celtic Shores Coastal Trail begins at Blackstone. About 4.5 km (3 mi) toward Kenloch you will experience unsurfaced, but easily rideable coal dust covered treadway. Shortly after crossing the Strathlorne Scotsville Road at Kenloch, you will find a rest area along the shores of Lake Ainslie.Further along, after crossing the Deepdale Road, you will come…

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Rankin Tuna Charters

Feel the adrenaline rush of battling some of the biggest game in the Atlantic Ocean—the giant Bluefin Tuna. Join Captain Andrew Rankin, a third generation fisherman with 37 years of experience and his grown children for a tour aboard their boat, the Brown Eyed Girl '17. On our tuna charters you can jig mackerel and view sea life, such as pilot and minke whales, porpoises, seals and bald eagles. The tours depart from picturesque Mabou Harbour, surrounded by rolling farmlands and…

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The Lakes Cottages Margaree

Canoes, kayaks, pedal boats.

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Le Portage Golf Club

On one side of me is the Gulf of St. Lawrence; on the other the majestic Cheticamp Mountain range, literally at the entrance of world famous Cape Breton Highlands National Park. It’s hard not to smile. More golfers need to experience this place, I say to myself. More should come here to play and see what is all around me.The reasons are unfolding. So much more is there to Le Portage than merely the challenge Robert and David Moote’s 18-hole…

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Mabou Rivers Trail (part of Celtic Shores Coastal Trail)

Length: 19.6 km (12.2 mi) - Zutphen Farm Southwest Mabou River to Blackstone (linear)Cell Service: YesDogs Permitted: On Leash Trail Surface: The first 4 km are unsurfaced; the tread becomes excellent for the next 13 km through the village of Mabou.The Mabou Rivers Trail section of the Celtic Shores Coastal Trail can be accessed from Route 19 at four points. The first access point (Trail Marker 55) is on Route 19 about halfway between Port Hood and Mabou. Parking is available…

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Cabot Links

Much has been written and even more said about Canada’s first true links golf course. But to truly understand what it feels like to be transported to a time and place reminiscent of golf’s beginnings, you simply must experience it for yourself.  Listed on both the Golf Digest World’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses for 2016 and Golf Magazine’s World Top 100, Cabot Links represents a dramatic departure from the typical golf excursion.  From endless, rolling seaside dunes to ruggedly spectacular…

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Velo Max Cycling

Based in Cheticamp on the west coast of Cape Breton Island and on the world famous Cabot Trail, Velo Max Cycling assists cyclists from near and far as they experience one of the most exciting cycling routes in the world. Be it for spare parts, repairs, roadside assistance, baggage shuttling, bicycle rentals and/or supported cycling tours, Velo Max is here to help.

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Live Life In Tents

We also offer a large selection of rental equipment including; camping and hiking gear, river tubes, canoes, kayaks & standup paddleboards. Check our website for a full list of rentals and unique experience packages. 

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Judique Flyer Trail (part of Celtic Shores Coastal Trail)

Length: 19 km (12 mi) – Chisholm’s Brook, Long Point to Little Judique Harbour (linear)Cell Service: YesDogs Permitted: On Leash Trail Surface: natural, gravel, ten decked trestles The Judique Flyer Trail section of the Celtic Shores Coastal Trail begins at the Chisholm River Trestle in Long Point. The trail offers spectacular coastal viewscapes as it hugs the shoreline and passes by waterways, through a large wetland and over ten train trestles. The trail also passes by a pioneer cemetery and three active…

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Chestico Trail (part of Celtic Shores Coastal Trail)

Length: 17 km (10.5 mi) – Little Judique Harbour to Zutphen Farm Southwest Mabou River (linear)Cell Service: YesDogs Permitted: On Leash Trail Surface: Very good, crushed gravel surfacing for approximately 15 km (9 mi) before entering a moderate unsurfaced section for about 3 km (2 mi).The Chestico Trail section of the Celtic Shores Coastal Trail begins at the causeway in Little Judique Harbour. The causeway, which crosses the harbour offers views of herons perched on the shallow flats or fishing boats…

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Ceilidh Coastal Trail (part of Celtic Shores Coastal Trail)

Length: 22 km (13.75 mi) – Canso Canal to Chisholm’s Brook, Long Point (linear)Cell Service: YesDogs Permitted: On Leash Trail Surface: natural, beach cobble, hard surface, gravelThe Ceilidh Coastal Trail section of the Celtic Shores Coastal Trail begins at the entrance to Cape Breton Island, at the Trans Canada Trail Pavilion and Trailhead Kiosk beside the Canso Canal. The first kilometre of this 22-km (13.75-mi) multi-use trail is gravel-surfaced and single track, before entering a 2-km, hikeable tide-washed section. This section…

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