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Introduction to Cabot Shores' Blog

Enjoy a series of blogs by the Cabot Shores team featuring recipes, do it yourself tips, stories and guides to outdoor adventure and what is new on Cape Breton.

Join the conversation on the Cabot Shores blog! Cape Breton Island is a special place and we want to know what adventures, events, wildlife, art, music, even which stories around the camp fire engage you the most. Write to tell us what interests you most.


Donnie Campbell & Jinks O’Neil – St. Ann’s Church: July 18

  Donnie Campbell & Jinks O’Neil on July 18 at St. Ann’s Church — Cape Breton & traditional songs, guitar, & bass   Meet Donnie Campbell: Born in Sydney, Cape Breton Island, Donnie has been singing to audiences for over 30 years; from a small crowd in kitchen parties to standing room only at the Savoy Theatre …

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Sheamus MacNeil & Brenda Stubbert – St. Ann’s Church: July 11

  Sheamus MacNeil & Brenda Stubbert On July 11 at St. Ann’s Church — Cape Breton fiddles, piano, & bouzouki     Join Sheamus and Brenda for an intimate, acoustic concert on July 11th at St. Ann’s Church – 46715 Cabot Trail, Englishtown. Limited Seating. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission $15; children under 12 …

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A delicious plate at a one of the well known Cabot Trail restaurants.

Eat Through Cape Breton at these 4 Cabot Trail Restaurants

Ask any seasoned traveller, and they will likely tell you that eating is a pillar of a good vacation experience. What better way to immerse yourself in the local culture? After all, trying one of your favourite entrees or something new at a recently discovered establishment is atop many vacationers’ checklists. The Cabot Trail restaurants are some of the best in Nova Scotia, from farm-to-table bistros to coastal seafood delicacies.

A pair of musicians play their instruments at KitchenFest on Cape Breton Island.

Cape Breton Events: What to Know About KitchenFest

It’s no secret that singing and dancing play a crucial role in the Cape Breton Island experience. Another cornerstone of our culture is our penchant for the culinary arts. And when you combine these two significant cultural segments of the Cape Breton lifestyle, you get KitchenFest, an enormous celebration in early July, hosted by the Gaelic College, teeming with bagpipes, songs, céilidhs, and fun.

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Dinner and Concert with Flo Sampson: July 8, 2023

Join Flo Sampson on July 8, 2023 as she plays the piano and performs vocals live at Cabot Shores. Start your evening with a delicious three-course dinner in the Cabot Shores Bistro. Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, a local seafood lover, a carnivore, or somewhere in between, you’ll be sure to find something on our menu …

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