Basic Health

Have you ever participated in a hike, a yoga class, or taken a run, starting out feeling low-energy and a bit dispirited, only find yourself full of energy and clear-minded after the activity…..? …..And wondered, where did this new-found energy and clear mind come from? Certainly not from outside.  Somehow you discovered it inside of […]

Tour the Sacred Shambhala Sites on Cape Breton Island

  Have you always wanted to visit Gampo Abbey  or Kalapa Valley but don’t know how to get there and/or need a guide? This tour may be of particular interest to people doing Shambhala retreats at Dorje Denmaling near Tatamagouche or visiting Halifax. Cabot Shores is the ideal place to begin a tour of  Kalapa […]

Winter Hiking and Snow Shoeing from Cabot Shores

Every Saturday during the winter, there is a guided hike around the St. Ann’s Bay hills off the Cabot Trail. This snowshoe hike took us high with views of St. Ann’s Bay and onto the north-side Indian Brook Falls Trail, pretty much opposite Cabot Shores and just off the Cabot Trail. Here we are at […]

Cabot Trail Named One of “World’s 10 Most Beautiful Highways” by FoxNews.com

Cape Breton’s Cabot Trail has a history of high ratings from magazines and other media.
National Geographic, Conde Nast, Travel and Leisure, and the Readers’ Digest all have
written about the beauty of Cape Breton Island, especially the Cabot Trail.
Now Foxnews.com has named the Cabot Trail one of the “world’s top 10 highways”.
The article in foxnews.com goes on to say:  “the Cabot Trail brings travellers through lush
green forests that in the fall transform into a breathtaking sea of reds, oranges and yellows
as the leaves change colors.  Along the route, drivers will come across an abundance of restaurants,
museums, galeries as well as hiking […]

The Vikings: First Europeans on Cape Breton?

At Cabot Shores, we consider ourselves and other visitors as  “guests” on Cape Breton–with exception of the native Mi’kmaq who, by accounts, were here first.
Talk to Mi’kmaq elders like Albert or Merdena Marshall or our friend John Henry Lafford and you’ll hear that the Mi’kmaq have been here some 10,000 years, way before the Italian–Giovanni Caboto came sailing under the English Flag in the 15th century.  Whether Cabot landed on northern Cape Breton (near what’s called “Cabot’sLanding”, or
Newfoundland/Labrador is not certain.  But we certainly go on the assumption that he was here, and so the Cabot Trail and evenCabot Shores […]

The Cabot Trail Tipi

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Showing The Tipi Going Up
To Look Like…?
Well, a Tipi…

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“Something So Magical About Circular Dwellings – Especially the Tipi”
So said a family with a 9 year old from Halifax, even though there was a rainstorm they slept through during a chilly October night. But, I digress into a story, here are the facts:
A Gathering Place
Who: You!
The tipi is perfect in any arrangement, whether you’re a couple, a family or group. The tipi comfortably sleeps up to 12 adults, with enough room for you and your backpacks.
What: A Plains Tipi
Sitting around a wooden platform […]