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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.

Adventures Mild to Wild

Cosmo here, the guide dog of Cabot Shores. Dr. Paul advises guests to have An Adventure a Day on Cape Breton… so you can see I’m out there  balancing on the bow of our kayak, but the eagles get most of  the attention from our guests. You can see eagles  in at least 3 places …

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Healing Artist in Residency

Cabot Shores is pleased to be pioneering the first established Healing Artist in Residency program of its kind.   A natural place for all to relax and rejuvenate, this  program allows healing artists  to offer personalized services to our guests.
Each day, our Healing Artist will make a morning offering to guests.  This is usually an experiential activity geared toward reconnecting your body, mind and spirit.  Healing Artists in Residency also offer their specialty services for your to enjoy throughout their stay.  Additionally, many times weekend intensive programs are held for guests to delve more deeply into your “wellness”  experiences, combined with […]

Cape Breton Lobster, Lobster, Lobster

Many of us enjoy a good lobster dinner and go to Maine and Nova Scotia for the authentic experience. Here at Cabot Shores, we get our lobsters from Merrill MacInnis. For more on lobster and lobster fishing, click to see our video on Lobster Fishing Off Cape Breton Island
We asked Merrill: What’s the difference between “Canners” and “Market Lobster?” His answer can help us understand the history of lobster fishing on Cape Breton Island, in addition to, which lobster to order.
The MacInnis family has been fishing lobster for over 80 years off the eastern (Atlantic coast) of Cape Breton, […]

Pet Friendly Accommodations

Is Your Dog Part of the Family?
Would it just be easier to bring your pet along?

Cosmo Welcomes Your Pet

Cosmo here,  official guide and greeter at Cabot Shores.  I welcome you and your companions, as long as they’re friendly (and don’t take my food!)
Call toll free 866 929 2584, say “pet friendly Cosmo and your pet stays free  (instead of $15-$25 a night).
We’ve got many special places a pet can stay at Cabot Shores, with our own separate entrances:
Bunk With Your Dog Whiff’s Lodge:

Room 5 has separate entrance outside and entrance to room from hallway
Room 6a has separate entrance outside and entrance […]

Celebrating Our 7th Year In Business

As a doctor in Psychology, a teacher and a businessman, Dr. Paul and his wife, Barbara, “B”, a nurse and acupuncturist, have created Cabot Shores as a place for rest and renewal along life’s journey.  Founded in 2004,  Cabot Shores is now celebrating 7 years as a destination along the Cabot Trail.
Barbara is getting more involved as director of Gate of Life Healing Arts and turning our Bistro into a popular stop not only for guests, but for locals and for other travelers along the trail.  And, Paul,  a doctor of psychology, now focuses more on being a doctor […]

History of Cape Breton Island

Original Inhabitants Cape Breton Island’s first residents were likely Maritime Archaic natives, ancestors of the Mi’kmaq, the latter of whom inhabited the island at the time of European discovery. Giovanni Caboto (John Cabot) reportedly visited the island in 1497 to become the first European explorer to visit present-day Canada. However, historians are unclear as to …

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