Cabot Shores Becomes Road Scholar Destination on Cape Breton Island

Cabot Shores is excited to announce its affiliation with Road Scholar . Road Scholar is a not-for-profit leader in educational travel since 1975 (founded as Elder Hostel)   offering more than 7,000 educational tours in all 50 states and 150 countries. Alongside local and well-known experts, you can experience as an individual,  or part of a couple, family or  group in-depth and behind-the-scenes learning opportunities, from cultural tours and study cruises to walking, biking and more.

In partnership with Cabot Shores, Road Scholar is offering 2 exceptional programs  which will focus on Cultural & Inter-generational adventures with Cabot Shores as adventure destination on Cape Breton, located on the Cabot Trail.

Each  programs kicks off in 2012.  The programs are 6 nights, 7 days and run  through Spring, Summer and Fall of 2012 at an exceptionally reasonable price and will be hosted by outstanding local guides at Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort.


Road Scholar also provides instructors who accompany you on your travels and are both authorities on your topic or destination and lifelong learners themselves who are excited to answer your questions, hear your opinions and share in your experience. Even more, the learning that takes place is not imparted solely by lecturers and experts, but is a shared experience augmented to a major degree by the  participants themselves.

Friends along the Red Island Trail near Cabot Shores off the Cabot Trail
Along the Red Island Trail near Cabot Shores

The 2 Road Scholar programs being offered at Cabot Shores include:

Local Lobster from the Little River Wharf Fisherman1) Culture Adventures on Cape Breton (Offered: May 24-30 2012, June 15-21 2012, Sept 12-18 2012, Oct 9-15 2012)


6 Days/7 Nights (Program 20535RJ)

Go off the beaten path in one of Nova Scotia’s most beautiful coastal regions as you paddle through its unique waterways, hike along scenic trails and meet residents who share the region’s cultural traditions and history. Walk to waterfalls and hidden lakes, and enjoy outdoor adventures such as kayaking, canoeing, and yolo boarding. Spot indigenous wildlife — moose, Bald Eagles and seabirds — during nature explorations with members of the Mi’kmaq community, and enjoy an immersion into Gaelic culture as you take in live music performances… For more information or to register for Culture Adventures in Cape Breton, please visit www.roadscholar.org. or call  or contact us at Cabot Shores: call 902 929 2584 or email: info@cabotshores.com

2) Intergenerational Adventures on Cape Breton (Offered: July 7th – July 13th 2012)

6 Days/7 Nights (Program 20536RJ)

This program is intended for Grandparents & Grandchildren (aged 10-14)

Explore the historical, cultural and natural riches of Cape Breton Island. Trek through old moose hunting camps and across creeks to beautiful waterfalls as you scan the trees for eagles’ nests. Learn about the indigenous Mi’kmaq people from elders who describe Mi’kmaq gatherings, trails and hunting practices, and hear stories and legends around the fire and inside a tipi. Cook out over an open fire, explore area waterways by ferry, canoe and kayak and share a dinner of Nova Scotia seafood with a Cape Breton fisherman whose family has five generations of experience in the trade. For more information or to register for Intergenerational Adventures on Cape Breton, please visit www.roadscholar.org.

Program Costs:

You can’t find a better value than Road Scholar. As a not-for-profit organization, Road Scholar is dedicated to providing all-inclusive educational programs at great value. From lectures to gratuities to field trips to accommodations – the tuition you pay up front is all that you pay. For more information on costing, please click here.