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A beautiful vista of the Atlantic Ocean as seen from Cape Breton Island.

Exploring Nova Scotia | Things to Do in Cape Breton

With its craggy cliff sides, captivating waterfalls, and beloved Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island is quite possibly Nova Scotia’s most picturesque and alluring vacation spot. Add to that a rich history, deep-rooted societal relevance, and world-class outdoor recreation opportunities along the Atlantic Ocean and in the mountainous Highlands, and Cape Breton is the ideal destination …

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A wide angle shot of a geodesic dome for camping Nova Scotia style.

Cape Breton Adventures | Camping in Nova Scotia

Over the years, Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort has become widely recognized as one of North America’s premier retreat destinations. Part of that is because of the work we’ve put into weaving our passions throughout the property. Furthermore, Cape Breton Island’s natural beauty has also played an integral role in achieving such an honourable status amongst …

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The Cabot Trail Is the Most Splendid Drive (Guest Blogger)

People have an insatiable wanderlust to travel to different parts of the world, often wanting to visit the places which are not only far away but are also serene and majestic. One such location is the Cabot Trail which is located in the scenic province of Nova Scotia, Canada. The highway transverses through a picturesque …

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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 …

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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 […]

Gampo Abbey: Tibetan Shambhala Buddhist Monastery located in Nova Scotia

Gampo Abbey is the only Tibetan Buddhist monastery for Westerners. Founded in 1984 by renowned Tibetan Buddhist teacher and meditation master, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, it is located near Pleasant Bay on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Approximately 30 monastics, both men and women, live in community and practice traditional monastic discipline under the guidance of the Abbot, Venerable Thrangu Rinpoche and principal teacher Acharya Pema Chodron.
Life at the Abbey for the monastics is inspired by the view and practice intended to wake oneself up fully, to help others to also wake up, and to create an enlightened society.
If you are […]