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An exterior view of two luxury yurts used during Nova Scotia winter getaways.

Cape Breton Family Retreats | Nova Scotia Winter Fun

Known for its awe-inspiring beauty, rugged coastal backdrops, and old-world charm, Cape Breton Island offers an unforgettable escape when many families need it most. Although spring, summer, and fall are delightful times of the year for a retreat, family winter getaways in Nova Scotia present a refreshing opportunity to explore one of Canada’s most beautiful …

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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 …

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Fun Downhill Skiing at Cape Smokey

Cape Smokey is a nice little ski area on the Cabot Trail, right at the edge of Ingonish.
It is open through March, from Friday through Sunday and everyday during March Break.
Staffed by volunteers, the rentals and skiing are very economical.  And best of all are the
views you get of Ingonish Island, Ingonish Harbor and Middlehead.
The conditions were good the day I visited in March and I couldn’t help but look out on the
Harbour, each time I got to the top.   Pack ice comes in from the Atlantic and forms an amazing
vista.
 
There aren’t many skiiers there on a Friday, so the […]