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Cape Breton Waterfalls: A stunning look at Egypt Falls on Cape Breton Island.

5 Beautiful Cape Breton Waterfalls near Cabot Shores

As one of our favorite activities, hiking aways seems to be a topic of interest for Cabot Shores’ guests. Of course, there are numerous reasons why hiking is so popular on Cape Breton, from getting good exercise to connecting with nature. Among the compelling motives for exploring the various trails, several nearby waterfalls offer an intriguing opportunity for an immersive adventure. Here, we’ll uncover five excellent options to visit during your stay.

Polar Bear Swim: A group of vacationers swimming in cold water off the shore of Cape Breton Island.

A Cabot Shores New Year’s Celebration + Polar Bear Swim

Ringing in a new year should be memorable no matter how many times you do it. Whether your focus tends to be reflecting on ways to improve or looking ahead and planning for the future, celebrating with friends and family is ideal. And while tradition is always a valuable aspect of your annual festivities, Cabot Shores invites you to experience a different kind of New Year’s Eve amid the wintery waters surrounding Cape Breton Island.

A musician plays a lute during the Celtic Colours Festival on Cape Breton Island.

Why Stay at Cabot Shores for the Celtic Colours International Festival?

As we’ve discussed, the Celtic Colours International Festival is an exuberant celebration of Cape Breton’s rich cultural heritage buoyed by musical performances, singing, dancing, and storytelling. Unlike other festivals, visitors to our beloved island can expect to find several distinct venues to enjoy this iconic gathering. With nearly 50 concerts and over 200 community events, this unforgettable experience promises to leave a lasting impression. Here’s why Cabot Shores is the perfect place to call home during the Celtic Colours International Festival.

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.

An exterior view of the Fortress of Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.

Things to Do on Cape Breton | Fortress of Louisbourg Tours

Located less than two hours from Cabot Shores, we know of an excellent place for a day trip, especially if you love learning. With true-to-the-time reenactors, interactive exhibits, and demonstrations, the Fortress of Louisbourg offers a unique opportunity to learn more about Cape Breton Island and its rich, colourful, and complex history. To give you …

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A group of friends clang their glasses in celebration of breweries in Cape Breton.

Say “Cheers!” to These Breweries in Cape Breton

Cape Breton Island is an idyllic destination in Eastern Canada that offers visitors abundant natural beauty, cultural attractions, and exciting activities to enjoy. One of the things that Cape Breton Island is known for is its craft beer and cider scene, which includes some of the best Nova Scotia breweries. If you love libations and …

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"Glamping Cape Breton with Cabot Shores."

Glamping Cape Breton | Winter Experiences from Cabot Shores

If you love spending time with the great outdoors during winter but are a bit turned off by the idea of “no-frills” camping in the cold, glamping “Cape Breton style” at Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort is worth considering. In 2019, Chateline Magaize labeled Cabot Shores as one of the “coolest places to go glamping in Canada.” And winter is no exception!

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