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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 outdoor enthusiasts. From the ruggedly beautiful shores of St. Ann’s Bay to the flowing cascades of Indian Brook Falls, paddlers, cyclists, and hikers all have a home in our neck of the woods. One of the resort’s most unique features is the various options you have for a quintessential Nova Scotia camping experience. 

Cabot Trail | Camping on Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island

Whether you prefer an innovative dome, a traditional yurt, or a rustic campsite, Nova Scotia camping on Cape Breton Island is something you won’t soon forget. Known around the resort as “Treetop Village,” we have an assortment of geodesic domes that are ensconced upon an elevated deck to give you an excellent vantage point of the ocean, Bird Islands, and the Cape Breton Highlands. If falling asleep as you look at the night sky sounds appealing, then we highly recommend reserving a yurt. Finally, for those seeking a few nights alongside the calming sounds of the Indian Brook River, our campsites are second to none! Be sure to check out one of our previous blogs to find out which accommodations come with a hot tub!

Fun and Relaxation | Camping Nova Scotia

Camping in Nova Scotia is exemplified by exploration, discovery, and becoming one with nature amid the whispering woods and an abundance of tranquillity at every corner. Part of what makes our “Cape Breton campgrounds” so appealing is the island’s status as a four-season recreational area. Our gorgeous slice of paradise lends itself to a whole gamut of outdoor activities, from cross country skiing to kayaking. Furthermore, we present an eclectic collection of life wellness and healing arts activities that will help awaken your senses and recharge your energies. Take the stress out of planning your itinerary by perusing our specials to create the ultimate Nova Scotia camping package.

Cabot Trail Camping | Nova Scotia Resorts

A traditional Mongolian yurt, one of the many ways to enjoy camping in Nova Scotia at Cabot Shores.

Camping in Nova Scotia is an idyllic outdoor endeavour that allows you to connect with nature without staying at a dull, crowded campground. From luxurious yurts to traditional campsite, Cabot Shores promises to deliver an unforgettable retreat. What’s more, you’ll be delighted to learn that we also provide an extensive culinary experience featuring organic ingredients and locally sourced produce, whether inside the Cabot Shores Bistro or among the woods. For more information or to book a reservation, please contact us online or call 866-929-2584.



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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?

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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.
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Amazing adventure! Lots of fun sleeping underneath the stars!
Ryan
Ryan
August 14, 2022.
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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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