Competitive surfing is not for the faint of heart. Cold-water surfing?… now that takes a special kind of courage. The kind that drives champion surfer, Sally Fitzgibbons, who visited Nova Scotia to test herself against the frigid water of the North Atlantic. We had the pleasure to host Sally, her Dad, and her documentary film […]
The Yurt or Ger is a kind of Mongolian-styled structure, comparable to a First Nations Tipi. Used by nomadic peoples, it was originally made of felt and furs. The Cabot Shores yurt is a westernized version which has many comforts.
Windows looking out on the lake, Atlantic Ocean & Bird Islands
16.5 feet in diameter
Equipped with a skylight
An interior that has beds and conveniences (minus electricity and plumbing, but you’re near the Lodge)
You can get to the Yurt either by foot or by car, across the bridge from the lodge or through the orchard. Guests of the Yurt have access to all [...]
Cabot Shores is all about access to waterfalls along Indian Brook
leading to Church Pond with access to the Atlantic.
Layla Paddling into the Cabot Strait
Just in front of the chalets is a lagoon where you
can launch your canoe into Church Pond with friends…
Into the Lagoon with Your Canoes & Friends
All along these bodies of water our guests Kayak and Canoe and now Yolo Board. All available at Cabot
Shores and some tours arranged through our adventure partners like Angelo Spinozzola (for sea kayaks)
and Mi’kmaq guide John Henry Lafford for expeditions all over and along Cape Breton Island.
Exploring with Cosmo on Church Pond
“You Only Live Once” or (Yolo) is a stand up surf board. Dr. Keith from New Hampshire has all of
us on it.
Guests from Holland (by way of Ontario), Alex from Vermont, young Gillian from Toronto, Quinn from New Hampshire are boarders…and even Dr. Paul & Cosmo…are touring the waters around Cabot Shores: Church Pond, Indian Brook and occasionally the Atlantic.
"Yak" Yolo Board
Getting Ready to Yolo
(Outside & Inside Whiff’s Lodge)
Book & Stay With Us Today!
Whiff’s Lodge is a stunning Cape Breton Island barn-style construction with an open basement and 2 floors. built in 2004. Each level offers you an amazing view of the Atlantic Ocean/St Ann’s Bay and the Bird Islands.
The lodge is named in honor of Irving Weinberg, an anesthesiologist, mentor, and community leader, whose nickname was Whiff.
Let Whiff’s lodge become your gathering place for family, friends and team members. It’s a natural destination that will take your breath away. It’s also a spot with the sounds of local and world [...]