Mabou School of Cape Breton Step Dance

Date: Monday, July 22 2024 to Friday, July 26 2024

Experience the rhythm of Cape Breton! Come enjoy a week of percussive dance and traditional music in scenic Mabou village. This dance camp features some of the island's finest dancers, musicians and Gaelic singers and is led by Melody Cameron, a Mabou based fiddler and dancer with over 40 years of experience. The goals for the school are not only to offer high quality dance instruction, but also to give participants a well rounded Mabou, Cape Breton experience. Join us…

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Granville Green Concert Series

Date: Sunday, July 7 2024 to Sunday, August 11 2024

Granville Green is happening on Sunday evenings at 7pm, July 7 to August 11, 2024! The Granville Green concert. series has been a trademark of Port Hawkesbury's beautiful summers for 30 years. Join us as we celebrate our 30th year, and enjoy premier music talents from local and national artists, performing on our outdoor stage, Camp chairs and picnic blankets welcome, Merchandise and food vendors on site (permit required). In the case of inclement weather, the shows will be held…

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Festival de l’Escaouette 2024

Date: Thursday, August 1 2024 to Sunday, August 4 2024

During le Festival de l'Escaouette, we guarantee you will find something for the whole family in our celebration of Acadian culture and history. This festival celebrates the rich Acadian culture and traditions with a variety of music, dance, theatre, kitchen parties, a parade, and many more activities for all ages.

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Roots to Boots Festival 2024

Date: Friday, June 14 2024 to Sunday, June 16 2024

A unique blend of entertainment to please everyone: storytelling, hiking, food, local-flavour, concerts, songwriters' circle and late night square dances!

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Small of My Heart Songwriters Circle

Date: Sunday, May 26 2024

“SMALL OF MY HEART” Songwriters Circle is a concert series that will be touring the East Coast of Canada in the spring of 2024, hosted in engaging venues, celebrating our award-winning women and non-binary artists and musicians, and advancing their place and position within the Canadian music industry. “It’s more than a concert. It’s a movement.” Featured Artists: Kellie Loder, Heather Rankin, Lisa MacIsaac Our “in-the-round“ series creates a memorable fan experience of incredible songwriting, harmonies, musicianship and storytelling of…

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Carleton Stone

Date: Friday, May 17 2024

Presented by Robyn's Nest Productions Carleton Stone is an award-winning artist, a songwriter with a growing list of credits, and a founding member of the hugely successful band Port Cities. He has recently added producer to his list of accomplishments with both Willie Stratton’s award winning “Drugstore Dreamin’” and his own self-produced, Papercut - a collection of sophisticated singer-songwriter pop with well-crafted lyrics and memorable melodies. An outstanding writer, Carleton has written songs for and with such diverse artists as…

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The Relatives

Date: Saturday, May 11 2024

The Relatives, are a Mi’kmaq music group who began entertaining a little over thirty years ago. With more than enough musical experience, the lead vocalist Darren Stevens, along with his brother Robert on bass, cousin Tom Sylliboy on guitar, with brothers Stan & Tom Johnson on keyboards and drums along with their cousin Derek accompanying Darren on vocals, the Relatives began their unforgettable “1000 plus” shows for the next three decades. They have played in various venues across the Maritimes…

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Pages & Prose

Date: Friday, April 19 2024

A fabulous Friday night out for Literacy! Dinner, Cash Bar, Silent Auction and book reading and signing by Jane Doucet and Lorne Elliott.

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Valdy

Date: Saturday, April 13 2024

Valdy Nova Scotia Tour - April 2024 Folk legend Valdy will once again bring his talent and charm to perform in Nova Scotia this spring. Valdy, born Valdemar Horsdal, has been part of the fabric of Canadian pop and folk music for half a century. He is well known for “Play Me a Rock ‘n’ Roll Song” but has also delighted audiences everywhere performing classics such as “Peter & Lou”, “Yes I Can”, “Renaissance”, “Sonny’s Dream” and many more. One…

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The Fabulously Rich

Date: Friday, April 26 2024

Join us on this remarkable journey as we pay homage to The Tragically Hip and share our love for their music. Let's create unforgettable moments together, channelling the spirit of those legendary shows that touched our souls. Together, we'll keep the music alive, celebrating the magic that made The Tragically Hip an iconic force in Canadian music history.

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St. Patrick’s Day at the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre

Date: Sunday, March 17 2024

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the whole family -Dress up for a chance to win some exciting prizes -Free Tea and Coffee for the adults -Live music and dancing

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Campbell & Johnston at The Annex

Date: Saturday, March 2 2024

Vintage Blues-Rock and Roots music with a modern twist, fronted by two powerhouse guitarists and vocalists. They’ve been making waves, opening up for some big names, like Burton Cummings, Steve Earle & Bob Seger. Their latest release won “Best Blues Album” at the 2022 ECMAs, earned a Maple Blues nomination and Campbell just won the Music PEI 2023 “Rooted to the Island” Award. You may also hear their music in various popular Canadian shows such as “Hudson & Rex” &…

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Cabin Fever Concert Series

Date: Saturday, March 23 2024

The Cabin Fever Concert series will call the Shannon Studio home for four nights of song and storytelling beginning February 10th and running bi-weekly through March 23rd. March 23 features Jordan Musycsyn, Buddy MacDonald and Robert Bouchard Presented by Robyn’s Nest Events, these family and budget-friendly shows offer something for everyone and aim to help patrons shake off the Cabin Fever!

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Cabin Fever Concert Series

Date: Saturday, March 9 2024

The Cabin Fever Concert series will call the Shannon Studio home for four nights of song and storytelling beginning February 10th and running bi-weekly through March 23rd. March 9 features Isabella Sampson, Hearts of Kin and Eveyln MacRae Presented by Robyn’s Nest Events, these family and budget-friendly shows offer something for everyone and aim to help patrons shake off the Cabin Fever!

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Cabin Fever Concert Series

Date: Saturday, February 24 2024

The Cabin Fever Concert series will call the Shannon Studio home for four nights of song and storytelling beginning February 10th and running bi-weekly through March 23rd. February 24 features Jon Hines, Joe H. Henry and Willie Stratton Presented by Robyn’s Nest Events, these family and budget-friendly shows offer something for everyone and aim to help patrons shake off the Cabin Fever!

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Mabou Winterfest 2024

Date: Friday, February 16 2024 to Monday, February 19 2024

WinterFest is back for another year!Join us in Mabou for a range of winter activities to keep every age entertained. See Facebook for complete schedule and updates. Ski and Snowshoe rentals available through Inverness County Recreation Department (Monday-Friday- 8:30am-4pm)

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Sunday Ceilidh at the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre

Date: Sunday, January 7 2024 to Sunday, June 30 2024

Join us for lively tunes and great local food & drinks! Our weekly ceilidh runs year round, every Sunday from 2pm-5pm. The Celtic Music Interpretive Centre is a not-for-profit society and a one-of-a-kind facility located in the tiny village of Judique.  

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The Men of the Deeps-Christmas in the Mine with Colin Grant

Date: Sunday, December 17 2023

This upcoming holiday season, North America’s only coal miners chorus are preparing to take audiences on a journey like no other, touring their much-loved Christmas album, Christmas in the Mine. A Christmas in the Mine live performance treats you to some of your favourite holiday tunes, sung in jolly miner style, of course! Sprinkling in a story or two and some jokes for good measure, the choir aims to take show-goers underground, to share the experience of celebrating Christmas in…

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Christmas in Cape Breton

Date: Sunday, December 10 2023

CHRISTMAS IN CAPE BRETON After fifteen glorious years, Bette MacDonald’s Tis The Season is changing things up. Bette and Maynard return in Christmas in Cape Breton with Jordan Musycsyn and Juno nominee and ECMA award winners Wendy MacIsaac and Mac Morin of internationally acclaimed celtic group, Beolach. This show will deliver two jam-packed hours of belly laughs, lively tunes and songs that celebrate Christmases past! Like its predecessor, this show promises to be an official kick-off to the holidays and…

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Matt Andersen Holiday Tour

Date: Thursday, December 7 2023

Tickets on sale September 29th at 12pm!! tickets.phcivic.com 902-625-2591 Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Matt Andersen is taking the holiday party on the road. In his own words, “I'll have some friends along with me to join in on the fun for the night. We'll do up a mix of Holiday tunes and my own songs to warm us all up on a winter night.” When Andersen steps on stage, he brings a lifetime of music to every note he plays.…

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Art Exhibition: Dana Ryan (with live Jazz)

Date: Tuesday, December 5 2023

Join us on December 5th for an evening of art, music and refreshments.

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Raine Maida & Chantal Kreviazuk

Date: Sunday, November 19 2023

Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida are one of Canada’s most influential cultural couples. Kreviazuk made her critically acclaimed full-length debut, Under These Rocks and Stones, in 1997. Since then, the Winnipeg born singer-songwriter has been granted three JUNO Awards and a Grammy Award. In total, she has recorded ten albums, including a live album and a holiday album. Simultaneously, Maida forged a dynamic career as a solo artist in addition to being the front man for the band, Our Lady…

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Matt Minglewood Band

Date: Friday, October 27 2023

Tickets on sale August 22nd at 10am.

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J. Franklin Wright Gallery Presents: Growth: A Hair Journey by Kawama Kasutu

Date: Wednesday, November 22 2023 to Saturday, December 2 2023

Opening Show: October 22nd 1pm Exhibit dates: October 22-December 2, 2023 Exhibition Outline: I would like to highlight my personal lived experience, and journey of Black hair. The body of work will explore different dynamics within the emotional relationship that Black women carry within their hair. Kawama Kasutu a 23 -year-old Self-taught Zambian born Artist, multidisciplinary artist from Dartmouth , NS Mediums include Painting, Sculpture, Textiles and Digital Mixed Media. The Inspiration in her work often blooms from within her…

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BaRyKin Cafe and Bakery

The café is known for its perfectly cooked soup, sandwiches, and chowder. If you’re feeling a bit peckish, you might want to try their tasty scones. They also have a selection of local hot sauces and are famous for their Cape Breton oat cakes. The café is praised for its great service and friendly staff, who are always ready to help. One customer even mentioned that it’s the best food they’ve had in all of Nova Scotia. So, if you’re…

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Summer Rentals and Housing: NSCC Strait Area Campus

Our campus housing accommodations are available for rent at reasonable rates during the academic off-season for conferences, educational or large groups.Campus housing at Strait Area Campus provides suite-style amenities that could be useful to you depending on the reasons for your travel. Amenities, features and services Capacity: 46 bedrooms available in 1-bedroom and 3-bedroom shared suite style. Laundry: Washers and dryers are available on the third floor. Complimentary Wifi. Shared private washrooms. Onsite parking. No food services are available on-campus.…

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China King Buffet Restaurant

China King Family Restaurant is a renowned Chinese restaurant located at 825 Reeves Street, Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, B9A 2S4. Indulge in a wide range of authentic Chinese dishes prepared using traditional methods. From aromatic stir-fries to flavorful soups and dumplings, the menu at China King offers something for everyone.

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The Fleur de-Lis Tea Room and Dining Room

Where else can you get home-cooked all-day breakfast, Acadian seafood dishes, Cape Breton favourites, a wide variety of salads, vegetarian dishes, gluten-free and keto choices? Join us to have a true taste of Cape Breton cuisine!

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Papa’s Pub & Eatery

Where great food & good friends come together. Pizza for the serious pizza lover.

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Christmas In Cape Breton- Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre

Date: Sunday, December 10 2023

After fifteen glorious years, Bette MacDonald’s Tis The Season is changing things up. Bette and Maynard return in Christmas in Cape Breton with Jordan Musycsyn and Juno nominee and ECMA award winners Wendy MacIsaac and Mac Morin of internationally acclaimed celtic group, Beolach. This show will deliver two jam-packed hours of belly laughs, lively tunes and songs that celebrate Christmases past! Like its predecessor, this show promises to be an official kick-off to the holidays and for the cast, this…

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Middle River Stomp

Date: Saturday, November 18 2023

Join us for a night of food, music and dancing at the Middle River Hall. 5 Bands, 5 Chefs, good time! See HERE for tickets

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Bochans and a Birthday

Date: Friday, September 29 2023

The Society for the Ships of 1801 is pleased to present their newest show entitled Bochans and a Birthday. The society is a group of some 35 cast members who come together each year to provide an original thematic concert. The last six shows have been set in a traditional style Ceilidh House on the Keppoch. The Ceilidh House was common to most communities and gave the neighbours a chance to gather, exchange news, gossip, do some courting, sing, dance…

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Live Music at Le Gabriel Restaurant & Lounge

Date: Tuesday, August 29 2023 to Friday, October 20 2023

Join us for daily entertainment- 6:30pm-8:30pm. We are located on Main Street, Cheticamp, near the foot of Cape Breton Highlands National Park on the western side of the Cabot Trail. Look for Le Gabriel's distinctive lighthouse entrance. Cheticamp is easily accessible from land, sea and air. Your trip by car from Port Hastings and the entrance to Cape Breton to Cheticamp is 143KM, from Cheticamp to Sydney and the airport is 173KM and to the Provincial Capital of Halifax, 425KM.

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We’koqma’q L’nue’kati’s first Mawiomi

Date: Friday, September 1 2023 to Monday, September 4 2023

Join us for We’koqma’q L’nue’kati’s first Mawiomi in 15 years! Come join us for daily sunrise ceremonies, daily evening feasts, a baby welcoming ceremony, an archery demo, naming ceremony, healing ceremony and so much more traditional activities!

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Fiddle & Folk Foliage Farewell at the Barn in Margaree

Date: Thursday, October 19 2023 to Saturday, October 21 2023

Join us at The Barn at The Normaway Inn October 19-21 for our annual Fiddle & Folk Foliage Farewell! Our all ages concerts start at 8pm Featured Artists include: Thursday: Derrick & Melody Cameron on fiddle and guitar Friday: Dara Smith MacDonald and Adam Young on Fiddle and piano Saturday: Kevin LeVesconte & Neil McDaniel on fiddle, piano, vocals, mandolin, guitar and tin whistles  

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Red Shoe Pub- Daily entertainment

Date: Monday, July 31 2023 to Sunday, October 15 2023

7 DAYS A WEEK Our jam-packed entertainment schedule boasts some of the very best talent the East Coast has to offer. With live music served up every day of the week, you’re sure to find something that will get your toes tapping and your heart singing.

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West Mabou Family Square Dance

Date: Saturday, February 17 2024

West Mabou Family Square Dances have been held for over 30 years and are a well-established attraction of Cape Breton Island’s Celtic music scene. These dances are attended by locals and visitors alike and feature the island’s best-known traditional musicians. Our Inverness County square sets are easy to learn.  At the start of each dance, we will offer one guided square set for newcomers. Come join the fun!  All ages welcome!  

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Chestico Days 2023

Date: Monday, July 31 2023 to Sunday, August 6 2023

Each year our community sets the stage for a weeklong celebration for all ages – all are welcome.

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The Barn Concert-Ceilidhs

Date: Friday, September 1 2023 to Friday, September 29 2023

The Barn, operated by the Barn Music and Theatre Society, will present Concert-Ceilidhs weekly from June 30 to October 14, 2023. Fridays in September and October. The Barn features the best Celtic Music performers on Cape Breton along with emerging talents and impromptu guest performers. The atmosphere is informal, the acoustics are excellent, and the local crowd graciously shares the love of their music with visitors from near and far. The concerts, for all ages, begin at 8 p.m. Canteen…

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Harmony of the Spheres 2023

Date: Friday, August 25 2023 to Sunday, August 27 2023

Building Blocks Presents Harmony of the Spheres 2023. Join us for a weekend of music and art at Harmony of the Spheres 2023! This year's event will take place on Fri Aug 25th to Sat Aug 27th at 1261 Cheticamp Back Road, Petit Étang, NS B0E 2M0. Get ready to experience the harmony of the spheres as we showcase some of the best musicians and artists in the area. Building Blocks is excited to bring together a community of music…

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Sunset Series- Inverness County Centre for the Arts

Date: Saturday, August 12 2023 to Saturday, August 26 2023

The 2023 Sunset Series  with four outdoor events you won’t want to miss! General admission tickets let you BYOC (bring your own chair) and enjoy the magic on our lawn. Or indulge in VIP tickets for premium seating and drink service on our deck Food will be available for purchase on site.   Don’t miss this summers hottest music experience Join us July 8 & 22, and August 12 & 26 for electrifying performances while the sun sets over Inverness.…

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Mabou Tuesday Night Ceilidhs

Date: Tuesday, July 4 2023 to Thursday, August 24 2023

These ceilidhs will feature some of Cape Breton’s finest traditional musicians and step dancers!  There will also be a guided Square Set at each one!  The concerts will be held in the air conditioned Mabou Parish Hall every Tuesday, July 4th to August 24th .  All ages welcome! This summer concert series is held Tuesday nights from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM in the air conditioned Mabou Hall, right across from The Red Shoe Pub.

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Colindale Beach Villas: The Seascape Mini Villa

Welcome to this brand-new Mini Villa  designed to accommodate a couple or a family of three within Colindale Beach Villas -- a breathtaking, 100+ acre ocean-front destination with a nature trail and secluded, sandy swimming beach. Located within 5 minutes of Port Hood, half an hour from Cabot Cliffs and an hour from the Cabot Trail.  Enjoy ocean views and stunning sunsets from the comfortable, open-concept living area and sundeck.  Features: Open-concept living area with sensational views of the ocean,…

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Colindale Beach Villas: The Rising Tide Mini Villa

Welcome to this brand-new Mini Villa / "couples cottage" located within Colindale Beach Villas -- a breathtaking, 100+ acre ocean-front destination with a nature trail and secluded, sandy swimming beach. Located withing 5 minutes of Port Hood, half an hour from Cabot Cliffs and an hour from the Cabot Trail.  Enjoy ocean views and stunning sunsets from the comfortable, open-concept living area and sundeck.  Features: Open-concept living area with captivating views of the ocean, nature and Sutherland's pond. West-facing sundeck…

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Blueberry Jam Outdoor Concerts

Date: Friday, August 18 2023

Blueberry Jam started in 2019 as an Outdoor Concert at Big Belle Farm, a 170-year-old heritage farm owned by Paul and Adele Meagher on Mabou Ridge, NS. The event, formed through a collaboration between Big Belle Farm and local-born musician, Rankin MacInnis, is a way to celebrate and promote both the wild blueberry industry of Cape Breton/Nova Scotia as well as the incredible music of the province.   OUTDOOR CONCERTS Friday, August 18th, 2023 Doors 5 PM, Music 6 PM-12…

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Mabou School of Cape Breton Step Dance

Date: Monday, July 24 2023 to Wednesday, June 28 2023

Experience culture as it lives in Mabou, Cape Breton Island! Come enjoy a week of percussive dance and traditional music in scenic Mabou village. This school features some of the island’s finest dancers, musicians and Gaelic singers and is led by Melody Cameron, a Mabou based fiddler and dancer with over 40 years of experience.  The goals for the school are not only to offer high quality dance instruction, but also to give participants a well rounded Mabou, Cape Breton…

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Learn to Square Dance & Step Dance – West Mabou

Date: Thursday, July 6 2023 to Thursday, August 31 2023

Come learn the Inverness County Square Set and some basic Cape Breton Step Dancing from Mabou based dancer, Melody Cameron!  This is the set that is danced at many of the local venues and dance halls such as The West Mabou Square Dances, Glencoe Mills Square Dances, Brook Village Square Dance and Celtic Music Interpretive Centre ceilidhs. Give it a try!   All ages welcome! Admission: $10   Any participants under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an…

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Granville Green Summer Concert Series

Date: Friday, June 2 2023 to Sunday, August 6 2023

The Granville Green concert series has been a trademark of Port Hawkesbury’s beautiful summers since 1993. Granville Green takes place each Sunday from July 2nd to August 6th, we will once again gather on the Green to enjoy premier music talents from local and national artists, performing on our outdoor stage. The all new lineup of artists promises to bring a dynamic and exciting spin on the classic series, while wowing the crowd with jaw-dropping hits and a few surprises.…

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West Mabou Family Square Dance

Date: Saturday, June 24 2023

West Mabou Family Square Dances have been held weekly for over 30 years and are a well-established attraction of Cape Breton Island’s Celtic music scene. These dances are attended by locals and visitors alike and feature the island’s best-known traditional musicians. Our Inverness County square sets are easy to learn.  At the start of each dance, we will offer one guided square set for newcomers. Come join the fun!  All ages welcome!

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Square Dance at the Margaree Firemen’s Club

Date: Saturday, June 24 2023 to Saturday, October 14 2023

A small, rural hall offering up the opportunity to hear, and dance(!), to some of the best traditional music Cape Breton has to offer. Featuring local legends to international touring artists in an intimate setting located along the famous Cabot Trail.  June 10 – Gillian Head, Rachel Davis, Jason Roach, Troy MaGillivray June 24 – Cameron Chisholm, Gillian Head, Kenneth MacKenzie, Jason Roach July 15 – Gillian Head, Hailee MacDonald, Ian MacDougall, Jason Roach July 29 – Cameron Chisholm, Douglas…

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Quilt & Artisan Market

Date: Wednesday, August 2 2023 to Sunday, August 6 2023

We are back! Join us for our Quilt & Artisan Market August 2-6, open daily from 10am to 4pm.

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West Mabou Square Dance

Date: Saturday, June 18 2022 to Saturday, October 29 2022

The West Mabou Hall is best-known as the venue of the West Mabou Family Square Dances which have been held weekly for over 30 years and are a well-established attraction of Cape Breton Island's Celtic music scene.  These dances are attended by locals and visitors alike and feature the island's best-known traditional musicians.  Our Inverness County square sets are easy to learn.  Come join the fun!  All ages welcome!

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Fiddler Howie MacDonald and Friends at the Barn

Date: Wednesday, August 24 2022 to Friday, October 14 2022

Enjoy traditional Celtic Music in an authentic setting with superb acoustics. Featuring Howie MacDonald on fiddle along with Beverly MacLean on Piano and Douglas Cameron on Fiddle in Concert at the Barn, 691 Egypt Road, Margaree Valley, on the grounds of the Normaway Inn. For information or reservations, please call 902-248-2987 or 1-800-565-9463. The musicians below are performing on August 24. The names of those joining Howie for the other 3 concerts will be announced later. Howie MacDonald a member…

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The Barn Concert-Ceilidhs

Date: Wednesday, July 6 2022 to Friday, October 21 2022

On the grounds of the Normaway Inn, The Barn, operated by the Barn Music and Theatre Society, presents weekly Concert-Ceilidhs on Wednesdays in July and August and Fridays in September to late October. This years first scheduled performance will be a Kitchenfest Ceilidh on July 6th. The Barn features the best Celtic Music performers on Cape Breton along with emerging talents and impromptu guest performers. The atmosphere is informal, the acoustics are excellent, and the local crowd graciously shares the…

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Sunday Ceilidh at the Celtic Music Centre

Date: Saturday, January 1 2022 to Saturday, December 31 2022

Join us every Sunday all year from 2:00-5:00 pm (restaurant opens at 12:00 pm, June 30-Oct 16, 2022). Live traditional Celtic music featuring some of Cape Breton's finest musicians. Come to square dance or just sit and enjoy! Our menu of Nova Scotia favourites features a signature seafood chowder, traditional lobster sandwich, fish cakes, Seafood linguini, a variety of grilled sandwiches, burgers, crepes, fresh salads, tasty desserts and more, all house made. Fully licensed bar featuring a variety of local…

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Fiddle & Folk Foliage Farewell 2022

Date: Wednesday, October 19 2022 to Saturday, October 22 2022

The Barn Music and Theatre Society of Margaree will be holding our Fiddle & Folk Foliage Farewell, a 3-day all-ages music festival from Oct. 19 to 22.  We may even expand this year’s festival to 5 days beginning Oct.17.  Performers names will be added once they are booked. The Barn is located on the grounds of the Normaway Inn. Please see www.thenormawayinn.com for availability or call 1-902-248-2987 or 1-800-565-9463 for information or reservations for music, dining, or accommodations at the…

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Northeast Cove Geodomes

Kayaks, stand up paddleboards, and bicycles are available onsite for your enjoyment.

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Ceilidh Cottages and Campground

Ceilidh Cottages is located in the Heart of beautiful, West Mabou, Cape Breton Island. Our Cottages are sure to make your stay in Nova Scotia an unforgettable experience. Each of our five Cottages are 800 square feet with a deck on the front and back. They are 2-bedroom cottages with a Queen size bed in each room. In addition, a Futon (Double) is located in the Living Room. Each cottage has a Kitchen, Satellite TV and Air Conditioning. Wireless Internet…

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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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1A Cape Breton Cottage Bed & Breakfast

Come and enjoy an unforgettable vacation, here on the shores of the Bras d’Or Lake, in the heart of Cape Breton Island. On this 36 acres property we offer you a cozy and comfortable cottage right the the Bras d’Or Lakes and a one room Bed and Breakfast. We have daily visits from bald eagles and we have a bald eagle nest behind our barn. Experience a vacation for the whole family – in a small private environment with family…

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Skye Lodge

The Skye Lodge is located in Port Hastings on beautiful Cape Breton Island. Overlooking the Canso Causeway, we are a convenient location for all your Cape Breton entry way day trips. Enjoy spacious, water view rooms and beautifully landscaped grounds that ensure your relaxation for a busy day ahead.Let us be your home away from home while you explore the area. As we are situated at the entry way to Cape Breton Island, we are within short driving distances to…

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Cape Breton Causeway Inn

Cape Breton Causeway Inn is located just past the Canso Causeway at the entry point of Cape Breton Island. Make us your home away from home as you explore the island.Enjoy a hike along the Ceilidh Coastal Trail, a 22-kilometer (12 mile) trek that follows an old railway bed up to Long Point. Discover Glenora Distillery in Glenville, Canada’s only distiller of single malt whisky, where you can take a tour of the distillery and ground and then enjoy lunch…

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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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Mkwesaqtuk/Cap-Rouge Campground – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Cape Breton Highlands National Park’s newest campground, Mkwesaqtuk/Cap-Rouge Campground, is located on the western side of the park along the Cabot Trail, and approximately 16kms from the village of Chéticamp. GPS Location: 46°42'52.8"N 60°55'59.4"WThis cliff-side retreat is perfectly located where the mountains meet the sea, and offers visitors a private, backcountry camping experience with the convenience of being a frontcountry campground. Campers will use a Parks Canada cart to transport their gear a short distance to their walk-in spot. Mkwesaqtuk/Cap-Rouge Campground…

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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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Willow Retreat

Willow Retreat is an off-grid retreat with housekeeping cabin, camping cabin and campsite space. We generate all our own electricity from solar and micro-hydro sources. We are conveniently located for touring the Cabot Trail and Bras D'Or Lakes. Nestled against the Middle River Wilderness Area, the property offers a variety of hiking trails, from a gentle stroll down the lane to a challenging hike up the mountain. Meditate beside a waterfall, explore the organic gardens, or just lie back in…

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Silver Lining Inn and Motel

14 units (7 motel rooms, 7 suites) with king, queen or double beds, 3-piece (shower) or 4-piece bathroom, satellite smart TV, fridge, ramps for easy access to motel and inn. Breakfast will be available this season in our lovely kitchen/breakfast room (pending Covid restrictions it will consist of a bagged breakfast). Free Wi-Fi. Located in the middle of the village overlooking Chéticamp Harbour; near boardwalk, restaurants and local venues. English and French are spoken here. Smoking within NS bylaws.

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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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Willow Retreat

We generate all our own electricity from solar and micro-hydro sources. We are conveniently located for touring the Cabot Trail and Bras D'Or Lakes. Nestled against the Middle River Wilderness Area, the property offers a variety of hiking trails, from a gentle stroll down the lane to a challenging hike up the mountain. Meditate beside a waterfall, explore the organic gardens, or just lie back in the hammock and listen to the birdsong. The choice is yours at Willow Retreat.

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Maison Fiset House

8 luxurious rooms: 2 king suites, 5 queen rooms, 1 queen barrier free room, ensuite bathrooms (whirlpool in suites) Satellite TV, Wi-Fi, hairdryer, mini fridge, iron and board, private patio. During in season breakfast for inn guests only. 2 fully equipped/furnished housekeeping units. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact. 

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Steff’s Sunset Hideaway

Three cottages that sit atop a gently sloping hill, with a breathtaking sunset view over East Lake Ainslie. Perfect for families and groups, or even a quiet get-a-way for two, after a great day of hiking in the mountains.  As an alternative route to the Cabot Trail, the winding Highway 395 lies alongside the lake, offering stunning views of both the water and the mountains.  Situated only 20 minutes from Inverness, the Atlantic Ocean and the famous Cabot Links and Cabot…

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11827 Cabot Trail

Welcome to this comfortable 3-bedroom ocean side, cliff-top vacation home located on the Cabot Trail within 10 minutes of the restaurants, shops and the Le Portage Golf Course in Cheticamp and close to the Skyline Trail. We are a scenic half hour drive from Cabot Cliffs.   Enjoy stunning views of the Atlantic ocean, Cape Breton's rugged coastline and crimson sunsets from every the kitchen, living room and every bedroom. This home is filled with modern comforts including a fully equipped…

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13791 Cabot Trail

Welcome to this recently built 3-bedroom ocean side, vacation home which sits on a quiet secluded 7-acre estate and is located within 10 minutes of the shops and restaurants of Cheticamp. The Skyline Trail, Cape Breton National Park, whale watching (and  two golf courses, including Cabot Cliffs) are all easily accessible.   Features: • 3 Bedrooms with ocean views • 2 Bathrooms • Well-equipped open concept kitchen with island and bar stools • Fridge, stove, dishwasher, microwave and washer &…

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97 Cheticamp Island Road

Welcome to this modern 2-bedroom ocean side, vacation home which is packed full of modern-day comforts and located within 5 minutes drive of the restaurants, shops and fisherman's dock of the Acadian village of Cheticamp. The property provides easy access to the Skyline Trail, Le Portage and Cabot Cliffs (which is 40 minutes away).   Features: • 2 Bedrooms, each with ocean views • 2 Bathrooms • Well-equipped open concept kitchen with island and bar stools • Fridge, stove, dishwasher,…

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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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River to Sea Cottages

These modern cottages are stylishly decorated, and the rooms provide a lovely place to relax at the end of the day. A nicely equipped kitchen lets you prepare your meals while you enjoy the view of the surrounding hills and ocean. You’ll find the bright and fresh feel of the open concept cottages flows out onto a large outdoor deck where guests can sit in the sun or find shade under the overhang. Don't forget about the private hot tub!These…

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Riverside Retreat

Canoe and kayak rentals available.

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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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Cabot Trailers

Conveniently located on the West Coast of beautiful Cape Breton Island, we’re close to shops, beaches, boutiques, restaurants and world-famous Golf Courses…not to mention our very own driving range, right on site!

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Bear Paw Cottages

Our property is 20 acres, with a mile long sandy beach on lake Ainslie. We offer four, fully equipped 2 bedroom cottages. There are kayaks for use, a horseshoe pit and large group firepit. We welcome groups and are open year round for the snowmobilers. 

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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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The Trailhead Guest Cottage

Features: The Trailhead Guestcabin has a queen bed, large private deck, and hot outdoor shower overlooking a field of wildflowers, mountains and the ocean. Large oceanfront property, organic garden, free range chickens. BBQ, fire pit. Farm fresh breakfast is delivered fresh to your door.

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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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Les Cabaneaux vacanes JS du Banc

Cabaneaux is 5 beach cottages situated in the most picturesque place in Cape Breton. A 5 minute walk to the sandy beach, local trails or Cheticamp Harbour.

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Cornerstone Motel

The Cornerstone Motel is the latest addition to lodging in the Chéticamp area and is situated directly on the Cabot Trail just at the northwest entrance to the Cape Breton Highlands National Park in Chéticamp Nova Scotia. When you arrive you will be greeted by your hosts Cathy and Greg Larocque and their aim is to provide you with an amazing experience that will make you want to come back time and time again. (GPS Coordinates: N 46o 38.857' -…

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True North Destinations

Nine domes, each with luxurious queen-sized bed, 3-piece bath, fully equipped kitchenette, dining/living room area, bay windows and skylights, hot tub, BBQ, private deck and privacy pergola.  Enjoy the outdoor experience of a geodesic dome with spectacular ocean sunsets and mountain sunrises. 

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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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Fishing Cove Campground – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Located in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, this campground has 8 overnight unserviced sites in an open backcountry campground. Explore the 12-km return hike to your campsite which sits alongside an ocean cove at the base of MacKenzie Mountain. GPS Location: N46 47.792 W60 52.471No fires allowed and no potable water available; bring camp stove and water, pack out garbage.Campground services:Pit privies; bring your own toilet paper.Bear pole provided to safely store food and animal attractantsReservations required by phoning 902-224-2306…

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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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MacIntosh Brook Campground – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Part of Cape Breton Highlands National Park, MacIntosh Brook Campground is nestled in the Grande Anse Valley, a hardwood valley between North and MacKenzie Mountains, 5 km from Pleasant Bay. GPS Location: N46 48.753 W60 46.063Description: A wide open, grassy area with 10 unserviced sites alongside MacIntosh Brook. This is a beautiful campground to enjoy breathtaking fall scenery. Charge up at our EV charging stations before continuing on your journey.Campground Services:● Washrooms with flush toilets● Large kitchen shelter with wood stoves● Boil…

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Corney Brook Campground – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Part of Cape Breton Highlands National Park, 15 km north of Cheticamp. A small campground on the ocean, featuring 22 tenting sites with fireplaces. It’s a very popular spot and works on a first-come, first-served basis. Potable water is available. GPS Location: N46 43.580 W60 55.523 Note: No large RVs or trailers; this small campground is most suitable for tents and small pop-up car campers. No generators, please.Campground Services:•    Flush toilets and running water•    Kitchen shelters with wood stovesActivities:Ocean swimming (unsupervised)Hiking (within…

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Cheticamp Campground – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Located in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, this is a quiet family campground by the Chéticamp River, with the mountains as a backdrop. Approximately 8 km north of the village of Chéticamp. GPS Location: N46 39.121 W60 57.211 122 sites (most with fireplace) with 74 tenting, 24 hook-up sites (E, W, Se; 20-, 30- & 50-amp),14 with electrical, 10 oTENTik units. Please note that pets are welcome at campsites but not permitted in oTENTik units. Accessible sites are available. Campground Services:·      Washrooms…

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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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Iron Mountain Wilderness Cabins

Refresh, relax and reconnect with nature at Iron Mountain Wilderness Cabins. Located on Whycocomagh Mountain in the central Cape Breton Island highlands, we invite you to break away from the crowds and gain a new perspective from our brand new off-grid camping cabin facility. We are less than 5km from the TransCanada Highway 105 in Whycocomagh, NS. We offer 5 heated, year-round insulated cabins available for nightly rentals. Each cabin includes: 1 queen bed with 2 pillows, 2 twin bunk beds with a…

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Iron Mountain Wilderness Cabins

Refresh, relax and reconnect with nature at Iron Mountain Wilderness Cabins. Located on Whycocomagh Mountain in the central Cape Breton Island highlands, we invite you to break away from the crowds and gain a new perspective from our brand new off-grid camping cabin facility. We are less than 5km from the TransCanada Highway 105 in Whycocomagh, NS. We offer 5 heated, year-round insulated cabins available for nightly rentals. Each cabin includes: 1 queen bed with 2 pillows, 2 twin bunk beds with a…

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Cape Breton Villas – Your Luxury Vacation Home

All season Luxury Vacation Villas with fully equipped kitchen and lots of extras. Located on the Ceilidh Trail and Canada’s Musical coast, we are just seconds from Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs, and minutes from Inverness Beach and the Cabot Trail. Accommodation Types:4 bedroom Grand Villas – 2 living rooms, 2 extra queen size sofa beds2 bedroom Celtic Villas – living room with addition queen size sofa bedVillas Feature:Ocean and Mountain views Fully equipped kitchen with premium appliancesPrivate balcony, BBQ and patio…

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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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Cheticamp Outfitters Inn

Our property has fantastic ocean, mountain and valley views from our deck with spectacular sunsets. Chéticamp is a busy fishing village on Cape Breton Island with a thriving Acadian culture. Experience the local Acadian music and festivals; restaurants featuring traditional and Acadian cuisine; museums and boutiques – just to name a few things you can discover in Chéticamp village. Visit Les Trois Pignons. Spend a day hiking the trails of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Go whale watching and explore…

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Blue Barn Cottage

4-bdrm home (Q,D,T) with two 4-pc baths, SaTV, DVD, VCR, washer, dryer, electric heat, woodstove in living room, air conditioning. Optional additional bedroom with two beds, whirlpool tub and fireplace. Converted traditional barn on 25-acre property; adjacent to brook, 1-km walk through fields to river. Bookings through Normaway Inn.

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L’Auberge Doucet Inn

L’Auberge Doucet Inn offers 11 rooms (queen, double, twin and single beds) & 2 suites (king bed, sofa-bed, kitchenette) and ensuite baths (either a 3-piece bath with shower or a 4-piece bath), satellite TV and free Wi-Fi. A/C and mini fridge in all rooms. Complimentary full breakfast is available from May long weekend to October long weekend.The rooms have picturesque views of Chéticamp Island or the Cape Breton Highlands.Cancellation policy: 48 hours’ notice of cancellation is required.

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Inn on the Intervale

8 rooms, each with queen bed and private ensuite 3-piece bathroom. Full hot/cold breakfast; dietary restrictions accommodated with advance notice. Locally designed handcrafted log home on peaceful plateau overlooking beautiful meadow and Intervale River, close to the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre.

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Hillcrest Hall Country Inn

Stay at Hillcrest Hall Country Inn, a historic mansion with modern comforts in beautiful Port Hood, the "Beach Capital of Cape Breton". Built as a family home by a wealthy local businessman in 1910, Hillcrest Hall was restored and renovated in 1998 to become the elegant country inn of today, featuring 11 tastefully decorated rooms and suites. Enjoy panoramic harbour views overlooking Port Hood’s celebrated beaches and islands, warm waters, boardwalks, and spectacular sunsets. There is plenty to do with…

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Meat Cove Campground

We also have four camp wilderness cabins (bring own bedding) and a guesthouse.The Meat Cove Campground also includes hot showers, flush toilets, and access to fresh drinking water as well as kayak rentals, and hiking and biking trails.  Meat Cove Campground also has space available for the RV traveler.

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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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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 (5.4 km / 3.3 mi total)  lead to four Salt Mountain look-offs offering excellent views of the Bras d'Or Lakes.  From the park, eagles may…

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Margaree Harbour View Inn B&B

3 rooms (Q,D,T), shared 4-pc bath. SaTV in lounge, reading room; full breakfast. An inn since the early 1920s; furnished with antiques. Fantastic view from veranda of Margaree Highland Mountains at mouth of salmon-fishing Margaree River. Ocean swimming.

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Lakeland Cottages

6 vacation rental units located only five minutes from the main town of Inverness in Cape Breton.We have: 1-3 bedroom: 2 dbl beds & 1 queen3-1 bedrooms: 1 queen bed & 1 queen pullout couch in each2-2 bedroom cottages for rent: 2 queen beds & 2 queen pullout couches in eachAll have private bathroomsAmenities:Full kitchen in eachCable satellite TV and Internet includedpets are allowedgolf,  each and hiking nearby within 1 kmfire pits at each unit

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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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Old Salt Cottage

The Old Salt Cottage is centrally located minutes from the Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, beaches, hiking trails, and whale watching tours.  It is the perfect family destination, fully equipped with everything needed to make family vacations fun and easy.  Features:Newly renovated four bedroom, two bathroom family cottage is equipped with a large kitchen and dining room, living room, sunroom, covered porch, central heating, washer, dryer, workspace, fire pit, Wi-Fi, BBQ, Bluetooth speakers, board games and private spacious yard. 

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Hebridean Motel

Located between Judique and Mabou in beautiful Port Hood, the "Beach Capital of Cape Breton" where Celtic music traditions and coastal wonder abound! From here it’s just a short walk to great local dining and popular attractions like Sunset and Boardwalk Beaches, Port Hood Station Provincial Park and Celtic Shores Coastal Trail. Our property offers 16 motel units (1 queen or 2 double beds) and two 1-bedroom suites (2 queen beds in the bedroom and 1 queen pullout sofa in the…

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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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Cliff Waters Cottage

Features: The cottage comes with a fully equipped kitchen, dining room and living room, oceanfront deck, wood stove, campfire pit, beach access, BBQ, 4-piece bathroom, queen bed downstairs, double bed in the loft, washer, dryer, phone, wireless internet, board games, firewood, no pets, non smoking.

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Archer’s Edge Luxury Camping

Each geodesic dome is completely self-contained, comfortably furnished with a queen-size bed, cozy seating, toilet, shower and kitchenette suitable for two adults. All of our domes provide a full view of the ocean with no obstruction. Hiking, biking and beaches are minutes away. If you are an avid sky watcher, with no excess lighting on the property you are able to view our starlit skies and all the galaxy has to offer.Archer’s Edge Luxury Campground, located just off Route 19 (the…

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Cabot Trail Tiny House Vacation Rentals

Are you ready to live large in a tiny house? Cabot Trail Tiny House Vacation Rentals offers beauty and convenience inside and out. Upon your arrival, you’ll be greeted on one side by the breath-taking view of Margaree Harbour and beautiful Cape Breton highlands on the other. Each tiny house is equipped with a deck from which to see the gorgeous sunsets over the water. There is also a shared outdoor campfire and a beachfront for swimming or launching kayaks or…

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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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Haus Treuburg Country Inn & Cottages

 Three one-bedroom cottages are located on the spacious property. One two-bedroom cottage is in close proximity to the Inn. We invite you to leave your footprints on our private beach. Each of the one-bedroom cottages has a full bath, a spacious living room with kitchenette and a gas barbecue on the large sundeck. Elisabeth’s Hunting Cottage, in close proximity, offers two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, a kitchen, a living room, and a barbecue on the porch. All cottages have a…

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Blackbird Retreat and Tours

Located in the heart of Cape Breton, only minutes away from the world renowned Cabot Trail, the links golf courses, and the majestic Margaree and Mabou valleys, our working farm is a retreat for both birds and people alike, boasting over 200 acres of beautiful Acadian forests, wetlands, and pasture. We have a large fruit orchard, sugar bush, and garden where we produce our own apple cider, maple syrup, vegetables, and more. Wellness and health are at the forefront of Blackbird…

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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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Glamping off the Beaton Path

Our eight glamping tents are equipped with essential camping supplies – pots, pans, dishes, table, chairs, two double beds and much more. The verandas overlook the Gulf of St. Lawrence, giving you the perfect sunset view.

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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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Linkside

4 bed, 2 bath, fabulously wide ocean view, private BOCCE court, located at 2nd tee of Cabot Links, accessible first floor, 1500 sq ft sleeps 8. This is an historic Inverness coal miner Company House, reconstructed and modernized in 2018. We're located on Cabot Links golf course right in town, a par-five walk away from Cabot Links Pro Shop and Cabot Public House. It's a ten-minute walk to the Inverness beach. The house has an accessible first floor, a large…

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Auberge Bay Wind Suites

4 luxury waterfront suites (Q,sofa-bed), ensuite 3-pc bath (1 with roll-in shower, 3 with double airjet tub), A/C, SaTV, DVD, phone, Wi-Fi, CD player, microwave, mini-bar, robes; hardwood floors; deck off 3 units. Oceanview dining on premises open from mid-April to mid-October. Located by boardwalk in centre of village.

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Beardmans Art House by the Sea

The Beardmans Art House by the Sea is a 4½-star oceanfront vacation home surrounded by wonderful flower gardens and a breathtaking ocean view. The house offers beautiful, relaxing and spacious rooms for a maximum of 6 persons.It was the studio of NYC artist and painter John Beardman, and was built following Feng Shui principles. The first floor is open concept with a fully equipped kitchen, eating area, and a cozy living room with a TV for entertainment. There are three…

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Inn at Glendyer

3 rooms (Q) & 1 suite (Q,S): 3 with ensuite 4-pc bath (hydrotherapy airjet tub), 1 with ensuite shower room, SaTV, phone, hairdryer. Full breakfast in formal dining room. Elegant historic home in pastoral 6-acre setting with stream. Next to Trans Canada Trail; central for ceilidhs, beaches. No pets, please.

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Albert’s Motel

4 A/C units (Q,2D; all no-smoking), 4-pc bath, SaTV, fridge, microwave, free Wi-Fi, electric fireplace. 22-m/yd deck with harbour view; outdoor smoking area. Walking distance to restaurants, banks & whale cruises. Service bilingue.

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Browns’ Bruaich na H’Aibhne Suites & Cottages

Browns' Bruaich na H'Aibhne Suites & Cottages is located in Margaree Centre, Cape Breton Island, just 6.5 kilometres (4 miles) off the Cabot Trail on the Margaree River. Enjoy salmon and trout fishing, as well as river and ocean swimming in the summertime. We’re also just a short distance to golf and whale watching tours. Take a magical journey along the Cabot Trail, one of the world’s most scenic drives. Our accommodations include 4 cottages with full housekeeping facilities (Double; 1…

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SeaSky Cottages

If you are looking for a remote, yet well-located retreat, these six gorgeous, cedar-shingled cottages are perfect for a week-long getaway. Perched high above the ocean with epic views and sea sounds, these are some of the most spectacular vistas in all of Cape Breton. In the cottages, summer evenings are cool –great for sleeping– and are often accompanied by brilliant sunsets. Lobster boats haul in their catch out front, whales and eagles pass by, seals pop up in front to…

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Doug Fraser Artist Loft Suite

From your balcony enjoy ocean views, lingering sunsets and  peaceful views of my sculpture garden while listening to birds chirping & a babbling brook.  Our home & little piece of artistic heaven is located just 3 km from Inverness, Cabot Golf, a 3 km sandy beach & 30 sec walk from my gallery. Your cozy guest suite includes a living room, kitchenette, bathroom and bedroom located on the top floor of our home with your own private entrance. It is…

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Sunset Sands RV Park

73 overnight sites (Electric (30- & 50-amp), Water, Sewage). Open campground. Washrooms, FT, showers, wireless Internet, laundromat. Heated outdoor pools (saltwater & kids’). Short walk to sandy beaches; beautiful sunsets.

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Maison Vacances le Boucanier

This 3 bedroom 100 year old home will charm you. Situated on a quiet street facing the harbour, you will enjoy great sunsets from the deck. Each bedroom has a double bed and the kitchen is fully equipped with everything you will need.

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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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Cabot Cape Breton

Located over a mile of sandy beach along the coast of Cape Breton, Cabot Links offers one of the best golf resort experiences in North America. With an ocean view from each of the resort’s 72 rooms and 36 golf holes, Cabot Links is where traditional links golf comes to life against the spectacular Nova Scotia landscape. Resort Overview: 2 acclaimed World Top 100 golf courses, Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs72 rooms of award-winning hotel accommodation19 upscale Golf Villas2 vacation homes3 restaurants2…

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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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Cranton Cottages

Cranton Cottages is located 2.2 km (1.4 mi) off the Cabot Trail in the heart of the beautiful Margaree River Valley and Open Year Round. Our cottages are self-contained and distanced from each other. We have practices in place to adhere to NS Public Health directives and monitor updates so we can adjust as necessary. We offer 6 full housekeeping cottages (1 one-bedroom and 5 two-bedroom; queen, double and twin beds). Each cottage has a private bathroom (some cottages have a walk-in…

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Cheticamp Outback Inn

Guests will feel at home at this beautiful inn, which has been completely renovated with modern-day barnwood-style walls and special decor. Featuring 4 cozy rooms and 1 suite, all equipped with seating area, satellite TV, queen bed, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, A/C and Wi-Fi. All rooms come with a private bathroom and free toiletries. Daily housekeeping services and free parking are provided. Ideally located in a peaceful area just minutes away from Main Street, attractions and the National Park, this…

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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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The Poplar B&B (Suites/Cottages)

Locally owned and operated, 4 star Bed & Breakfast with cottages along the world famous Cabot Trail.  Located in the village of Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia surrounded by The Cape Breton Highlands National Park.  

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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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MacKinnon’s Campground

21 overnight sites (E(30-amp),W,Se) + 80 seasonal; 3 rental trailers. Open & wooded family campground on Lake Ainslie; excellent scenery. FT, free showers, DS, fireplaces, laundromat, store, propane, pay phone, ice, tea room, ice cream. Wi-Fi, CBTV in recreation hall, playground, darts, swimming in heated pool & lake, dock; kayak rentals. Daily loon & eagle sightings. Pets on leash.

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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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Colindale Beach Villas

Colindale Beach Villas is a breathtaking, 50-acre, nature-oriented "stay and play" oceanside destination with a beautiful, secluded 4-acre, sandy swimming beach, nature trails and executive class, three bedroom vacation homes, each situated on 2 acres of land. The property’s convenient location makes it an excellent base camp for enjoying Cape Breton’s many magical attractions in comfort and style.   Each of our luxurious, 3-bedroom vacation homes feature stunning ocean views, epic Cape Breton sunsets, open-concept floor plans and are packed…

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Hearthstone Inn

Stay at the Hearthstone Inn Port Hawkesbury, located minutes from the Canso Causeway, before you kick off your Cape Breton adventure. The rooms have been renovated and are equipped with fridges and microwaves with an indoor pool and laundry facilities on site.  Enjoy a visit to the Celtic Music Interpretive Center in Judique, a visit to a spectacular sandy beach, walk, run or bike on the Celtic Shores Coastal Trail, or enjoy a tour and tasting at Glenora Distillery as you…

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Yellow Sidecar B&B

Welcome to our Acadian home and B&B. Our house, which was built in the early1900s, is perched on a rise overlooking the magnificent Gulf of St. Lawrence. Sitting on our front porch after a day of touring the Cabot Trail, you will see the most stunning sunsets and the occasional pod of whales swimming by. You can also spot seals, dolphins and bald eagles along this rugged coast. Our home is cozy with ocean views from every window, and is…

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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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Ceilidh Trail Motel

Centrally located in the heart of Mabou on Highway 19; walking distance to many amenities, and a short drive to beaches and golf courses.Five air-conditioned motel rooms with queen bed or two double beds, 4-piece bath, cable TV, fridge, coffeemaker, microwave, hair dryer, and Wi-Fi; 1 unit has a fold-out sofa. Small pets are allowed, with prior approval.We are rated as Partially Accessible by Access Advisor.Cancellation policy: 24-hour notice to avoid a charge.

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Ross’s Housekeeping Motel

4 air-conditioned motel units and 1 cottage (one or two double beds per unit), 3-piece (shower) or 4-piece bath, satellite TV. Check-in by 6pm; check-out 10:30am.

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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 Inn & Distillery

The Glenora Inn and Distillery Resort is situated on a 200 acre site in Glenville, rich in the heritage of its Scottish culture and only a few miles from the ocean and near the highlands of Cape Breton Island.  Constructed in traditional style with stone walls and post and beam framing, the Glenora Inn is unique and attractive with twenty-two rooms and six chalets of high standing. The picture window view from each room brings the quiet beauty of the Highlands into…

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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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Bénaises Gestion des Propriétés

This vacation rental is situated in the heart of the village of Cheticamp. Directly on the wharf, you will watch fisherman unload their catch of the day. 3 units in the building.

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La Petite Fraise Maison Vacances

Century old home located in the heart of the downtown Chéticamp. 6 Bedrooms, 2 full bath, large kitchen and dining area to accommodate everyone.Ocean views and amazing sunsets.

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La Chaloupe Maison Vacances

This space has 3 separate units.

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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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River Trail Cottages

6 H cottages (S,D; 2 one-bdrm, 4 two-bdrm; fireplace in one), 4-pc bath, TV. Quiet country setting with view of the mountains. Fishing, hiking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling. Guides arranged. Walking trails to Margaree River & salmon pools.

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Cabot Coast Chimney Corner Coastal Cottages

Cliff Cottage: a one-bedroom cottage with queen-size bed and 4-piece bath; Studio Cottage: a studio cottage with queen size bed and 4-piece bathroom;Octagon Cottage: 1 luxury octagonal one-bedroom vacation home with king bed (converts to twin), ensuite 3-pc bath (roll-in shower), electric fireplace;Lighthouse Cottage: 1 luxury 2-storey hexagonal, 1-bedroom cottage with queen-size bed and 3-piece bath. Chalet Cottage: 1 king bed, 1 queen bed, 2 double beds, 2 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, gas BBQ, wood-fired hot tub, laser cinema projector, wood stoveAll…

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Keltic Quay

Your destination for exploration!Keltic Quay is located on the northeast shore of the Bras d’Or Lakes in the village of Whycocomagh, an area of outstanding natural beauty and spectacular vistas. From the beauty of Canada's largest inland sea to the breathtaking mountains, our year-round accommodation offers something for every vacationer. Enjoy the crisp autumn air and spectacular fall colours on one of the many hiking trails. Or snowmobile the Cape Breton Highlands' famous trail system for winter adventure and spectacular…

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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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Waves End RV Campground

Waves End RV & Campground is situated on Cape Breton Island and consists of 9.6 acres running from the Cabot Trail to the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Enjoy watching the sun melt into the ocean every night from one of our 98 RV sites or 36 Tent Sites.Access to the beach available from the property. Washroom and shower facilities available. We do not offer seasonal camping.

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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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Troy Lodge Cottages

Daily rates from $120 to $169 plus tax:1-bedroom with queen-size bed $1201-bedroom with two double beds $1392-bedroom with double beds $169Weekly rates from $600 to $850 plus tax.

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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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Harbourview Motel & Accommodations

Our Harbourview Motel and Accommodations features a provincially recognized historical home built in 1880 by Captain Embree and family. The property is located right beside the active wharf with boats and ships sailing in and out, next to the yacht club/marina, boardwalk, and Granville Green which offers free outdoor concerts on Sunday evenings in July and August. This is a great home base for your Cape Breton vacation featuring the legendary Cabot Trail, Fortress of Louisbourg, Alexander Graham Bell Museum…

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Aberdeen Motel

Overlooking the Bras d’Or Lakes, Canada’s only inland sea, the Aberdeen Motel is the gateway to the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island located outside the town of Whycocomagh.  We are a family-operated motel and your ideal location to enjoy day trips throughout Cape Breton and northern Nova Scotia. We offer a children’s play area, picnic tables and a running brook on our property, with access to a sandy beach just across the highway. Other area activities include bird and…

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Maggie’s B&B

A warm welcome to Maggie’s Bed and Breakfast offering comfortable accommodations in a mature, well furnished home with a delicious full breakfast (we can accommodate vegetarian or other special requests within reason).Our home is rated as a 5 star accommodation at the entrance to Cape Breton on the Strait of Canso and is centrally located within easy driving distance to many attractions offered in this unique part of Canada.Attractions include the French Acadian villages of Isle Madame, The Cabot trail,…

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Cabot Trail Sea & Golf Chalets

12 deluxe chalets (queen, double, twin beds; 4 with fireplace & whirlpool, 1 with ramp); 4-pc bath, SaTV, electric heat, covered deck, gas BBQ. 1 three-bedroom suite and 2 three-bedroom houses with washer, dryer, dishwasher, 3- & 4-piece baths. Crib, cot; pay phone; Wi-Fi. No smoking.

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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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Duck Cove Inn

18 motel units (D,T,S; ground-floor for easy access or with balcony), 4-pc bath, radio, SaTV. Licensed A/C dining room 7:30–10am, 5:30–7:30pm. In-room coffee and mini-fridge; guest laundry. Overlooking Margaree River; close to ocean swimming, fishing, hiking; 30 km to whalewatching, national park, golf.

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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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Lighthouse Cottages

Located near the Celtic Shores Coastal Trail, a former railbed, perfect for walking, hiking, cycling, and 4-wheeling on this shared use trail.

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Mabou River Inn

Mabou River Inn is located on the Ceilidh Trail on beautiful Cape Breton Island, where sandy beaches, Celtic music, and Gaelic culture are all around you. Come and enjoy the spectacular beaches, beautiful highland setting, fabulous hiking and walking trails, kayaking, fishing, as well as the many quality products and services of our community. Enjoy a day of cycling on the Celtic Shores Coastal Trail.Mabou is a beautiful village in the heartland of Gaelic culture, with many ceilidhs, festivals and…

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Ocean View Motel & Chalets

Ocean View Motel & Chalets is an oceanfront property situated in the Acadian village of Chéticamp on the famous Cabot Trail on beautiful Cape Breton Island. Chéticamp provides a variety of activities for everyone to enjoy – unique craft shops, historic sites, whale watching tours, golfing (Le Portgage Golf Club), hiking trails and beaches. Visitors can experience local Acadian entertainment and restaurants featuring our traditional cuisine. Les Trois Pignons houses the Museum of the Hooked Rug and Home Life – an…

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Pilot Whale Chalets

At Pilot Whale Chalets we offer 4-star, luxury accommodations. Surrounded by endless beauty throughout every season, here you can experience the rustic ambiance of a log cabin combined with today's modern amenities. Discover the spectacular views of where the Highlands meet the sea; stunning sunsets over the water and access to a private beach.  Inside our spacious pine log chalets, you will find 2 bedrooms furnished with king- & queen-size beds; 4-piece bathroom (some with whirlpool tubs); full kitchens; fireplaces; flat-screen…

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Soleil Chalets

Soleil is the French word for Sun, which we believe is the ideal name to represent the historical Acadian heritage that is still found in Cheticamp today. Our cozy chalets are perfect for accommodating a variety of guests. Every chalet is equipped with full kitchens and are stocked with everything you could possibly need to make yourself at home. We haven’t forgotten about electronics either, there is wireless internet and a new flat screen TV with Bell satellite in every…

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Tulloch Inn

Tulloch Inn is nestled in the beautiful Cape Breton Island region of Nova Scotia, in the heart of Celtic culture. We are a southern Colonial-style, year-round inn with a 52-foot balcony and veranda overlooking beautiful Lake Ainslie, the largest freshwater lake in Nova Scotia. We are a 250-acre property with a one-kilometre lane, providing privacy from the highway. We offer a variety of activities and services surrounded by picturesque landscapes, home to a variety of wildlife including osprey, loons and…

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Valley View Chalets

Chisled into a fourteen acre piece of Frasers' Mountain in Margaree Valley, Valley View Chalets provide year round, luxurious accommodations that are the perfect blend of modern and rustic.  Just six kilometer off the Cabot Trail, our chalet provide breath taking panoramic views of the Valley below, large verandas, AC, WiFi, Satellite smart TV, firepits, full kitchen, propane BBQ, electric fireplaces, and a dog bed for your furry friend.

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The Fiddle and The Sea B&B

Located in the seaside community of Port Hood, The Fiddle and the Sea B & B overlooks the ocean and is within walking distance to all community attractions, including restaurants and sandy beaches. We are also less than 1 kilometre from the Celtic Shores Coastal Trail, which is great for cycling and walking. Our guests will enjoy: - 4 air conditioned guestrooms with queen-size beds and 3-piece ensuite bathrooms- Private guest entrance- Hearty breakfast served in our water view dining - room-…

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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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Maritime Inn Port Hawkesbury

Maritime Inn Port Hawkesbury is the perfect base for your Cape Breton vacation, featuring 4 star accommodations and Taste of Nova Scotia approved dining at Miller's Tap & Grill. Be sure to ask our staff of local "Cabot Trail Experts" for personalized tips! We are members of the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia.

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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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Plage St-Pierre Beach and Campground

2-bdrm chalet (D), 4-pc bath, TV, stereo, sitting room, full kitchen, BBQ, firepit, picnic table. Pine finish; relaxed atmosphere. View of sandy beach and unique mountain scenery. Access to recreation room, mini-golf, tennis, ATM.

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Laurie’s Motel

Laurie’s Motor Inn, located in the heart of the historic Acadian Village of Chéticamp on beautiful Cape Breton Island, offers guest accommodations overlooking the Chéticamp Harbour and the Cape Breton Highlands. We invite you to relax and enjoy the unique Acadian experience that Laurie’s and Chéticamp have to offer.Let Laurie’s be your home away from home while taking a day trip through the Cape Breton Highlands National Park and along the legendary Cabot Trail with its panoramic views of canyons,…

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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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Hines Oceanview Lodge

5 rooms, two shared baths (3-pc (S) & 2-pc); common kitchen and sitting room. Overlooking cove; beautiful view of ocean and mountains; sightings of eagles and whales. Close to restaurants, hiking, and Internet access.

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Bear on the Lake Guesthouse

3 hostel rooms and 2 guest rooms (Q,D,T,bunk), shared or ensuite 3-pc (S) or 4-pc bath, free Wi-Fi, Netflix, shared kitchen, laundry, BBQ, large deck overlooking lake. Outdoor/indoor games; hiking; firepit; lake swimming. 20 km to Cabot Trail.

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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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Whale Cove Summer Village

Whale Cove Summer Village, located in Margaree Harbour on beautiful Cape Breton Island, has provided vacation cottages to families from all over the world. Dreamy but down to earth, Whale Cove's cottages feel miles away, but are located just minutes from the world-famous Cabot Trail. Protected by coastal forests, you can enjoy our picturesque summer playground in a park-like setting which gently falls away to meet the fine sand of our crescent beach, and the sparkling clear waters of the…

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Chisholm’s of Troy Coastal Cottages & Courtyard B&B

Welcome to Troy, home of the famous Scottish hospitality of the Ceilidh Trail. The Chisholm family has been extending this hospitality to visitors since their arrival on these shores almost two hundred years ago. Today, James MacDonald, great-great grandson of the original Chisholm settlers, welcomes you to these beautiful four-star cottages located on the Chisholm oceanfront farm.Relax on your deck and enjoy the panoramic views, watch the eagles soaring through the sky from your deck or take a walk through…

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Cajun Cedar Log Cottages

Welcome to Cajun Cedar Log Cottages! Each air-conditioned log cottage has a fully equipped kitchen, satellite TV and free Wifi. We also have a laundromat on site for customers. The cottages are ideally located across the road from the Margaree River, great for fishing, swimming and relaxing. We have plenty of land, perfect for walks, outdoor games, and some exploring. Our cozy cottages are built from top quality Northern White Cedar Logs. The all-wood interiors have cathedral ceilings. We provide a rustic serene…

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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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Mountainview Motel & Restaurant

18 motel units (D,T; incl 4 efficiency) & 4 H cottages (D,T; 1- & 2-bdrm); all with 4-pc bath; some no-smoking. Licensed dining room 7am–9pm. Tennis court.

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The Lakes Campground

The Lakes Campsite is located on the Cabot Trail at North East Margaree on Cape Breton Island. Our campsite is situated on beautiful Lake O'Law surrounded by the Cape Breton Highlands that offer natural beauty and sparkling waters that you will remember for life.The Lakes is only minutes away from the famous Margaree River, a Canadian Heritage River renowned for its salmon fishing and offers a variety of beautiful pools. There is something for everyone here. Enjoy Celtic music, ceilidhs,…

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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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Island Sunset Resort

Island Sunset Resort is nestled in Belle Côte on the historic mouth of the Margaree River on the breathtaking Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island. One of the world’s most famous and beloved scenic destinations, the Cabot Trail is brimming with cultural attractions, ocean-inspired scenery and friendly people; the region draws praise all over the globe. Guests can begin the day sipping coffee on your seaside veranda and taking a quiet stroll to our private and sandy beach. Stop by our…

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MacLeod’s Beach Campsite

97 overnight sites (E (15- & 30-amp),W,Se,U) + 53 seasonal. Extraordinary views. Open and sheltered tent sites. Washrooms, FT, PT, DS, showers, wood, firepits, store, laundromat, games room. Ocean & freshwater swimming on sandy beach. Volleyball, horseshoes, basketball; boat launch nearby.

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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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Sunset Hill Bed & Breakfast

Featuring free WiFi and a barbecue, Sunset Hill B&B offers accommodation in Port Hood. Free private parking is available on site. Rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV. Certain rooms include a seating area where you can relax. Certain units have views of the sea or garden. Each room includes a private bathroom. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. You can play darts at the bed and breakfast. The bed and breakfast also offers free use…

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Marble Hill Oasis Vacation Rental

2 units: 2-bdrm apt (Q,D), 4-pc bath, SaTV, full kitchen, microwave, dishwasher, laundry, patio set, BBQ; 1 B&B room (Q), pvt 4-pc bath, continental breakfast.Scenic ocean front view. Common area with SaTV, window seat.Bank transfers, cheques and cash accepted; no credit cards.

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Glenview Campground

Glenview Campground in Whycocomagh on Cape Breton Island offers level open and wooded campground sites on Skye River overlooking the beautiful Bras d’Or Lakes. Whycocomagh has all the local amenities necessary while on vacation, such as a bank, gas stations, pharmacy, supermarket, restaurants, and gift shops, yet still manages to retain a quiet village atmosphere. We are located 45 kilometres from Baddeck where you can enjoy a variety of restaurants, shops and boat tours, the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site,…

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MacKenzie House B&B

Located at the entry area of Nova Scotia's masterpiece, Cape Breton Island, this is the ideal location for those planning a vacation to explore the island and experience the seascapes, outstanding cuisine, hospitality, rousing ceilidhs and inspiring history. Visit the island and you will soon realize why Cape Breton has been given the distinction as one of the most beautiful islands in the world.There are many Cape Breton attractions to visit that are within 2.5 hours driving distance. Located in…

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Gillies by the Sea B&B

Gillies by the Sea in Port Hood offers two B&B rooms with queen-size beds and a pet-friendly apartment with double bed and full kitchen. There is free WiFi throughout the property, and free private parking is available on site. Continental breakfast is included (B&B rooms only).Rooms are equipped with a TV with satellite channels. Certain rooms have a seating area to relax in after a busy day.There is a 24-hour front desk at Gillies by the Sea B&B.

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Cheticamp Motel

9 motel units (K,Q,D,T) & 1 two-bdrm cottage: 4-pc bath, remote SaTV, DVD, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, A/C, ceiling fan; kitchenette in cottage & 2 motel units. Quiet 28-acre waterside property; mountain view. Breakfast available. Laundromat, picnic tables, gazebos, BBQs. Swing, horseshoes, outdoor fitness equipment, nature trails. Whale cruise & fishing guide arranged. Bilingual service.

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Nestle In Suites

4 1-bedroom suites, one with Queen and double beds, kitchenettes and 1 3-bedroom suite with full kitchen; all with ensuite 3-pc (S) or 4-pc bath, laundry, pullout, private decks, air conditioning and wifi. BBQ on deck. Kayak & bike rentals & tours available. Home in the heart of the village; a short stroll to boardwalk, whale watching, amenities. Bilingual service. Payment by cash or e-transfer accepted.

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Marie à Padée Maison Vacance

3-bdrm house (Q), 2 baths (3-pc (S) & 4-pc), SaTV, Wi-Fi, sofa-bed in one bedroom, full kitchen, dishwasher, washer, dryer, BBQ. 10-acre property on the Old Cabot Trail, overlooking picturesque fishing harbour; beautiful view of the highlands. Walking distance to Mi-Carême Centre, walking trail.

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Plage St-Pierre Beach and Campground

106 overnight sites (E,W,Se,U) + 44 seasonal; 8 rental trailers. Open & wooded campground on ocean inlet on Chéticamp Island. FT, showers, washrooms, fireplace, wood, ice, ATM, laundromat. Beach swimming, playground, horseshoes, volleyball, mini-golf, tennis, walking trail. Good Sam.

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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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Normaway Inn

9 inn rooms (Q) with 4-pc bath, air conditioning. 1920s inn on 500 acres. Licensed country gourmet dining. Nightly entertainment; barn concerts. Hiking trails, tennis. Paved landing strip. Salmon & trout guides, equipment. Pets not allowed.

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The Lakes Cottages Margaree

Canoes, kayaks, pedal boats.

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The Lakes Cottages Margaree

8 two-bdrm H cottages (S,D,Q), 4-pc bath, CBTV, sofa-bed, microwave, BBQ, picnic table. Cottages overlooking lake & Three Sisters mountains. Licensed dining room. Lake swimming, pedal boats, canoes, kayaks, mini-golf, go-karts, gift shop, laundromat, pay phone, lakeside fireplaces.

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Cabot Trail Backpackers

Cabot Trail Backpackers is located at the halfway point of the Cabot Trail in the community of Pleasant Bay, on Cape Breton Island. We offer two comfortable common areas with plenty of seating for relaxation after an adventurous day on the Cabot Trail.  Within walking distance of our accommodation, Pleasant Bay has a small general store and post office with several restaurants, gift shops, and a laundromat. Pleasant Bay is the whale watching capital of Cape Breton; there are more whales…

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MacPherson House Suites

3 suites (Q; one 2-bdrm), 4-pc bath with double whirlpool tub, sitting room with pullout sofa, woodstove, large deck; 1 with kitchenette & dining area. Hiking trails, fishing guides, tennis, landing strip on property. Licensed dining room; barn concerts.

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Green Chalets at Scotch Pine Lane

11 cabins with king or queen beds, pullout sofa, 4-piece bath (some with whirlpool), woodstove, fireplace, electric heat, air conditioning, fridge, microwave and coffeemaker; porch swing; communal firepit. Hiking trails, fishing guides, tennis, landing strip on property. Licensed dining room; traditional music nightly.

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Cape Breton Highlands Cabins

5 cabins (1- & 2-bdrm) with queen bed or 2 queen beds, sofa-bed, 4-pc bath, woodstove, fireplace, electric heat, air conditioning, satellite TV; some with kitchenette (fridge, microwave & coffeemaker). Hiking trails, fishing guides, tennis, landing strip on property. Licensed dining room, nightly music.

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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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Live Life in Tents

Offering 14 unserviced campsites as well as 6 fully supplied glamping (glamorous camping) options. All sites come with their own fire pit and access to our outdoor showers, toilets and fresh water. Don't have a tent or sleeping bags? No worries, we have you covered! Just select your dates on our website that you'd like to reserve a campsite and select the tent and sleeping bag combo at checkout to save yourself a few bucks.

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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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Festival de la Mi-Carême 2023

Date: Sunday, March 12 2023 to Saturday, March 18 2023

A two hundred year old festival that celebrates dance, music and the Acadian culture. Come and join in all the festivities of this amazing tradition. Mi-Carême will be celebrated from the 12th to the 18th of March 2023.   There will be live music and entertainment every night at the Mi-Carême center as well as Acadian traditional dishes to savour with friends and family.  

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Mask Painting Workshop

Date: Wednesday, July 6 2022 to Tuesday, October 11 2022

A creative activity for all ages. Join us in our studio where you can paint a Mi-Carême mask of your very own! Learn techniques from our artist in residence as she helps you transform paint into a masterpiece you can wear with pride. Learn about our Acadian tradition during your tour of the Mi-Carême Gallery which is included in the workshop. 

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Oceanfront Creations

Date: Wednesday, July 6 2022 to Sunday, October 9 2022

A creative experience by the sea Come join our workshops, learn from our talented artists and give a creative second purpose to materials gleaned in a beautiful oceanside setting: turn reclaimed wood, sea glass, marine debris, shells, rocks and more into works of art!

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Port Hawkesbury Ceilidhs

Date: Tuesday, July 5 2022 to Tuesday, October 4 2022

The Port Hawkesbury Ceilidhs, initially known as the Ceilidh at the Creamery, debuted in 1996 at a time when there were very few ceilidhs happening across Cape Breton Island throughout the week. The belief was that locals and visitors would enjoy hearing and seeing some of our favourite traditional performers on a regular basis.  The ceilidhs also offered an opportunity for beginner performers to showcase their talents. Tuesday night ceilidhs - 7:30 - 9pm - regularly featuring Cape Breton fiddle, piano, bagpipes, step-dancing,…

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