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Cabot Shores is all about adventure.

We offer a wide range of outdoor adventures for guests -- kayaking, canoeing and paddle board rentals for you to explore the inlets and wildlife of our pond; guided hikes in all seasons; snowshoeing in the winter.... You may even hop on the Eagle Feather Ferry and propel yourself across a narrow section of Church Pond out to the beach where you can swim in the ocean, take a long walk, beach comb, or have a bonfire at night.

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Water Adventures

Swim in Church Pond, Indian Brook or the Atlantic Ocean. And do it all right at Cabot Shores! We are surrounded by water.

You can also hop on the Eagle Feather Ferry and pull yourself across Church Pond to our 2007 feet of private beach for beach combing, long walks, evening bonfires, and swims in the Atlantic Ocean, with another dip in the freshwater Church Pond to rinse off afterwards.

Incredible coastal vistas provide the backdrop to the abundant sea life found in the north Atlantic. You never know what may come up "out of the blue" - whales, dolphins, seals, tuna, halibut, the ebb and flow of thousands of mackerel coming with the tides.... The sea life is as breathtaking as the scenery.

SUP Board Rental

$40/half day

SUP (Stand Up Paddle) boards are more than mere paddling. SUP boards give you a whole different sense of the world as you flow with the nature around you!

Cabot Shores offers SUP board rentals to explore our coastal inlets. First time on a SUP board?  No problem!  We provide a short lesson to get you up and paddling in no time.

Canoe & Kayak Rentals

$40/half day

We offer single and double kayak and canoe rentals for your paddling explorations on Church Pond and Indian Brook.

Brought your dog along with you ? Our double kayaks are great for accommodating your best friend.

Grab adventure by the paddle and hit the water!

Hiking Adventures

Guided hike $35/person

Cabot Shores is located along the beautiful Indian Brook. We have developed a wilderness trail on Cabot Shores' property along Indian Brook, so go for a stroll any time!

Following Indian Trail west leads to three amazing waterfalls and into the Indian Brook Wilderness. To the north of Cabot Shores is the French River Wilderness. And an hour's drive up the road takes you into Cape Breton Highlands National Park, with many of its best hikes right inside the park gate!

Hiking is always an adventure at Cabot Shores. We can recommend many trails at all levels of difficulty, every one of which offers you a different experience - from beautiful waterfalls to mountain summits.

Here are some trails to consider:

  • Red Island Trail (1-1.5 hours round trip): With the trailhead only 2 minutes drive from Cabot Shores, this hike leads through dense forest to beautiful views of the ocean.
  • Indian Brook Falls (2-3 hours round trip): With some challenging terrain, this hike tends to get longer as you stop for wild strawberries, swims, and the occasional photo.
  • North River Falls (5-6 hours round trip): Go prepared! This fantastic hike is 16km hike and takes a looooooong time. You want to take enough food and water.
  • Black Brook Falls & Mary Ann Falls (15-20 minutes for each location): These two waterfalls can be done as a duo, as they are about four minutes' drive from each other. The trails are easy and it is not far to the falls.
  • Glooscap Cave (4-5 hours round trip): Want a real challenge? Glooscap Cave, also known as The Fairy Hole, is for you. Be prepared though! You'll need to scale a rock wall and/or take a dip in the ocean. Check with us first for a list of supplies.
  • Spinnakin Mountain Summit and Hidden Lakes (4 hours round trip): The views are so breathtaking, your hiking boots will transform into dancing shoes. Guided hike only.
  • Check out some local trails at or near Cabot Shores.

Snowshoes

$15/person

Do you love winter? Or would you like to love winter?! You will on your vist to Cabot Shores! Try winter hiking, snowshoeing, or cross country skiing. With plenty of trails on the property and many more nearby, the adventurer in you can continue exploring year-round.

You don’t have snowshoes with you? You can rent a pair at the front desk for $12 + tax.

Common Rooms

In Whiff's Lodge, you’ll have access to 2 common rooms (pandemic-permitting):

  • The Great Room upstairs with fireplace, comfy couches, and lots of books to read as you relax.
  • The Common Room downstairs with a ping pong and pool table, more books, and some board games for fun gatherings.

Guest Wifi is available in and around our Lodge and our Events Space Building.

Listed as 1 of 5 Quirky Stays On The East Coast of Canada

"A tree top village with Smurf-like domes rising out of the forest and Mongolian yurts in Nova Scotia? Indeed! Cabot Shores on Cape Breton Island entices you to embrace your nomadic roots and connect to nature. You can stay in one of the colourful yurts or opt for a geodesic dome raised up off the ground. Take in the lake views and the Atlantic waters on both sides, while the smell of cedar fills the air. Be sure to have your camera ready to snap a moose photo (they love it there)."

~ North American Traveller

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"So Much Fun"

Beautiful surroundings and places to walk. Apple orchards, view of the bay, canoes and kayaks.

~ Lauren, Trip Adviser member

 

"Get Away from the City"

We had such a wonderful stay at Cabot Shores! Highly recommend to anyone who needs to get away from the city; just enjoy all that nature has to offer. Very pet friendly too! We will definitely be back!

~ Jenny, Halifax

"Fell Asleep to the Sound of the Ocean"

In the morning there was a homemade breakfast and organic, fair-trade coffee, followed by morning meditation and a snowshoe around the property. I had an absolutely incredible time and will definitely be back!

~ Dana, Halifax

"Private Hiking Trail"

We were very impressed by the private hiking trail behind the farmhouse that led to breathtaking views of the eastern shores and a blueberry patch where we picked the ripened fruit for breakfast.

~Jun C., Mississauga



Good
Based on 290 reviews
Seahorselife Shannon (Seahorselife_Canada)
Seahorselife Shannon (Seahorselife_Canada)
October 17, 2023.
My boyfriend and I came here on a whim for lunch while in the area. What a pleasant surprise! Loved the unique atmosphere and amazing, friendly people. Could have very well have been the best salmon I have ever eaten. Everything was cooked to perfection. Fresh and tasty. Hats off to the chef. We also had the mussels... huge portion and delicious. We took a walk about the property, one of a kind cabins/domes to stay in.. most of which, if not all had their own hot tub. Even a sauna by the water. We would definitely highly recommend eating here at the bistro even if you are not staying over night. Everyone is lovely.. they even offered to email us the salmon recipe because we loved it so much. My only suggestion to owners would be to get better signage on the roadway, so visitors can find you easier. We passed the place twice before actually finding it. I think if there were two more signs a little up the rd on either side, more people may be able to come visit this hidden little gem. Thanks so much for a great lunch and top-notch service.
Jasmine Rahmel
Jasmine Rahmel
October 17, 2023.
Loved the location and the amenities. What a unique resort. The upgrade to the chalet was wonderful. Above and beyond.
Malcolm
Malcolm
October 16, 2023.
Stayed at Cabot shores from October 7th-13th was an unforgettable experience. Stayed in a yurt and very spacious and comfortable. The location along the sea was gorgeous and could hop over to the beach whenever. Kayaked two of those days and could see beaver domes while doing so. Would highly try the food as well very accommodating to all dietary requirements. Recommend the chickpea massala very nice meal! Friendly staff and good accommodation. 5/5
Vishnu Vardhana
Vishnu Vardhana
October 15, 2023.
Amazing experience in the yurt and dome. Friendly staff and beautiful views!
Trevor B
Trevor B
September 13, 2023.
Stopped for lunch and ordered the spaghetti bolognese. Very hearty and lots of meat. A nice satisfying meal. One surprise was to see a mandatory 10% gratuity when paying the bill. Who does this for a party of less than 5?

Good
Based on 51 reviews
Lukas
Lukas
September 21, 2022.
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Very nice people and a place full of joy ! Stayed 2 nights in the „Eagle dome“ which was really comfy and clean!Had really delicous dinner at the main lodge where paul played some music just for us and had nice conversations whith him and the other staffmembers.Also booked the hot tub at our dome for our last night from where we had a great view on the campfire.Lovely place where you see how much effort they put in every detail.
Nicole
Nicole
August 22, 2022.
Verified
Amazing adventure! Lots of fun sleeping underneath the stars!
Ryan
Ryan
August 14, 2022.
Verified
Relaxing
Nigel
Nigel
July 25, 2022.
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Beautiful place and very friendly staff. Perfect location if you’re travelling along the Cabot Trail, I highly recommend checking this place out! Would definitely stay here again. Thanks for a fantastic experience.
Anooj
Anooj
October 25, 2021.
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This was our first time staying in the Eagle Dome and we absolutely fell in love with this beautiful place. Super clean place to stay!
Redwan
Redwan
October 17, 2021.
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Very nice place to spend a couple of nights in the nature! My wife and I enjoyed our stay.It might be a good idea to install a heater in the dome as it can get chilly at night.
Brooke
Brooke
October 1, 2021.
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Beautiful, quaint place to stay! So unique and off grid. We loved staying at the dome!
Madison
Madison
September 9, 2021.
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We had a great stay in the Eagle Dome! We loved watching the sunset and sunrise, and being able to hear the waves from the ocean. Next time we would stay a few more days and prepare a bit better - we weren’t packed for off grid but we made it work. Outhouse was a few steps away, shower and toilet a short walk. We didn’t get the hot tub or use the sauna/other amenities but would certainly consider it next time.

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