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Upcoming Events At Cabot Shores

Exciting things are happening here at Cabot Shores! Stay updated on our latest concerts, events, and retreats. Inquire about further details or planning your own event with our front desk staff (902-929-2584 or [email protected])

KitchenFest / Féis a' Chidsin

KitchenFest!: Dinner Céilidh at Cabot Shores on June 29, 2024

By Dr. Paul | March 18, 2024

Join us on June 29th, 2024 for an enchanting evening of music and culinary delights at the KitchenFest!: Dinner Ceilidh hosted by …

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Bethany June at Cabot Shores

Concert with Bethany on July 6th, 2024

By Dr. Paul | March 27, 2024

Bethany June will be performing at Cabot Shores on Saturday, July 6h, 2024 part of the Cabot Trail Acoustic Dinner and Concert …

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John main concert

Concert with John Main on July 13th, 2024

By Dr. Paul | April 12, 2024

Artist Bio Introducing John B. Main, the powerhouse blues and rockabilly sensation hailing from Halifax! With fingers flying over piano keys and …

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Flo Sampson Concert at Cabot Shores

Concert with Flo Sampson on July 20th, 2024

By Dr. Paul | April 13, 2024

Escape the hustle and bustle of modern life and immerse yourself in the enchanting ambiance of nature, accompanied by the harmonious melodies …

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Service Learning at Cabot Shores 2012

By Dr. Paul | January 16, 2012

Having reflected in gratitude on the amazing learning and accomplishments of our 2011  Volunteers, we now set forth our vision for 2012.
We are inviting people interested in Service-Learning at Cabot Shores who…

* Wish to live in a community of  people who enjoy working, serving,  learning and growing together
  * Aspire tol bring their kindness, generosity, an open mind, curiosity, skill, willingness, and full participation to everything they are asked to do
* Wish to learn about & expeirence Healing Arts such as meditation, Qi Gong, Morning Yoga with the intention of developing or deepening a daily body-mind practice

* Will do their […]

A Heartfelt Thank You to our 2011 Interns, Wwoofers, Helpx-ers and other Volunteers!

By Dr. Paul | January 12, 2012

Our heartfelt Thank You to all the Interns, Wwoofers, Helpx-ers and other Volunteers that helped out at Cabot Shores in 2011. What an amazing team! Well done, we could not have made it without you!!
Here are some of the projects you did for Cabot Shores:
In March, when our firewood supply ran low, an arborist from BC, spent 2 days cutting wood along Indian Brook.

  In May, during the few sunny days that month, two of us put in the seeds for the entire early garden crop; the tipi and yurt were put up, set up and decorated; a new […]

Gampo Abbey: Tibetan Shambhala Buddhist Monastery located in Nova Scotia

By Dr. Paul | January 5, 2012

Gampo Abbey is the only Tibetan Buddhist monastery for Westerners. Founded in 1984 by renowned Tibetan Buddhist teacher and meditation master, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, it is located near Pleasant Bay on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Approximately 30 monastics, both men and women, live in community and practice traditional monastic discipline under the guidance of the Abbot, Venerable Thrangu Rinpoche and principal teacher Acharya Pema Chodron.
Life at the Abbey for the monastics is inspired by the view and practice intended to wake oneself up fully, to help others to also wake up, and to create an enlightened society.
If you are […]

Halifax Chronicle Herald Article on Cabot Shores

By Dr. Paul | January 4, 2012

Bruce Erskine called yesterday from the Halifax Chronicle Herald, where he covers the Nova Scotia business scene.  He wanted my to get my reaction:    Cabot Shores  being rated one of the top 3 lodgings in Nova Scotia by USA Today Travel…
It was a good way to start the New Year, seeing Cabot Shores in the business section  of Nova Scotia’s largest newspaper
and  getting calls for interviews from Cape Breton radio stations…
Late this morning, Barbara was about to demonstrate Shambhala meditation at a “Senior’s Lunch” in
St. Ann’s and before she could get started people were coming up to us and […]

Strathspey Place Performing Arts Centre in Cape Breton

By Dr. Paul | January 4, 2012

The emergence of Celtic music on the world stage has led to a focus on Inverness County, Cape Breton as a major repository of pure Scottish culture. Acadian and First Nations communities complement and enrich traditional Cape Breton Island music, dance, and folklore.
The need to preserve and promote this unique and diverse cultural heritage brought community groups together to envision a facility which would be appropriate for the performance, production, and training requirements of the region. The result is Strathspey Place, located at the Allan J. MacEachen International Academic & Cultural Centre along with Dalbrae Academy.
Strathspey Place is located on […]

The Best Rated Nova Scotia Hotels: USA Today Travel Picks Cabot Shores

By Dr. Paul | January 2, 2012

David Harris writes in USA Today Travel Tips of the attractions of Nova Scotia, from Halifax to the  Cape Breton Highlands.
Harris says that Nova Scotia has “fine and unique hotels,”  and then selects what he considers as the Best Rated Nova Scotia Hotels.
Cabot Shores is mentioned as one of three Nova Scotia best rated hotels, and the only one mentioned from Cape Breton Island.
We are grateful that Nova Scotia is getting such extensive press these days and that Cabot Shores is mentioned in the article.
We congratulate Calvin Wadden, owner of Pictou Lodge, a place we refer our guests often in transit to […]

fall kayaks canoes for retreats

Kayaking and Canoeing by the Cabot Trail

By Dr. Paul | December 28, 2011

Cabot Shores is all about access to waterfalls along Indian Brook
leading to Church Pond with access to the Atlantic.

Layla Paddling into the Cabot Strait

Just in front of the chalets is a lagoon where you
can launch your canoe into Church Pond with friends…

Into the Lagoon with Your Canoes & Friends

All along these bodies of water our guests Kayak and Canoe and now Yolo Board.  All available at Cabot
Shores and some tours arranged through our adventure partners like Angelo Spinozzola (for sea kayaks)
and Mi’kmaq guide John Henry Lafford for expeditions all over and along Cape Breton Island.
Exploring with Cosmo on Church Pond

Canoeing […]

BBC Travel with Lonely Planet Ranks Cape Breton Among 5 Best Islands

By Dr. Paul | December 4, 2011

Cape Breton heads to the top of BBC Travel’s list of the world’s best islands.
This year, it is only Santorini, Greece and Bali, Indonesia that are ahead
of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.  They highlight Cape Breton’s scenery–
the great views, the “cliff-backed beaches”, the forests– and the multi-cultural environment
of Cape Breton,  typified by local music and ceilidh.
Here you can read more about BBC Travel’s rationale.

Based on 298 reviews
MacKenzie Cutcliffe
MacKenzie Cutcliffe
February 17, 2024.
We had an excellent stay! We stayed in the tiny house and got the hot tub as an addition - the house was an adorable little cabin, very clean and had everything we needed (mini fridge, microwave and more!). The hot tub was worth the addition! Paul and the staff were so considerate, he even called me before we arrived and let me know how the roads were and to make sure I knew how to get to the tiny house since we were probably arriving after dark. I can’t say enough good things! We will definitely be back!
Alexis Helena
Alexis Helena
February 16, 2024.
It was a great space, the manager was very helpful and answered all our questions. Will definitely be coming back
Katie Crossley
Katie Crossley
January 25, 2024.
My husband and I got married at Cabot Shores last October, after staying there multiple times in the past and falling in love with the scenery and food!! Paul was amazing to deal with leading up to the wedding! I was definitely a needy bride lol and he was always so patient and helpful with everything. The whole thing went off without any issues at all and my guests had a great time and raved on and on about the food! We are huge out door people and loved the whole vibe ! We can’t wait to go back again soon and make more wonderful memories at this slice of heaven in our favourite place in the world, Cape Breton !!
January 10, 2024.
An unforgettable experience for a family trip. A yurt experience is more than just lodging, especially if you have young children. What is most impressive of all is the owner and his wife, who are so kind and affectionate.
Karleigh Johnstone
Karleigh Johnstone
January 8, 2024.
Stayed in the Phoenix Dome for 2 nights and had the most wonderful experience. The dome was lovely and stayed warm through the night. The highlight of our stay was the food. My husband has been a chef for 20+ years and was blown away by the quality of the food. We had dinner one evening and the salmon was absolute perfection. We were lucky enough to be the only guests for breakfast so they cooked us a few items instead of the buffet and we enjoyed every bite. Hands down the best scrambled eggs I have ever eaten! The staff were so wonderful, kind and accommodating. We would love to return and spend more time here exploring the trails and relaxing on the beach. Thank you to everyone at Cabot Trail for such a wonderful experience!
Bobbi Zahra
Bobbi Zahra
January 1, 2024.
Hot tubs were great, overlooking the gorgeous water view. Yurt was super comfortable, very spacious, and even when the fire died while we were sleeping, we stayed cozy and warm - the bedding was superb. Recommendation for Red River Trail was great, and we enjoyed the hike very much.
Sandy Mackley
Sandy Mackley
November 27, 2023.
The staff at Cabot Shores actively took opportunities to make our stay relaxing and enjoyable. Our Mongolian Yurt was comfortable with the wood stove and outside hot tub. Would strongly recommend calling these fine folks and discussing your stay with them.

Based on 51 reviews
September 21, 2022.
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.
August 22, 2022.
Amazing adventure! Lots of fun sleeping underneath the stars!
August 14, 2022.
July 25, 2022.
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.
October 25, 2021.
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!
October 17, 2021.
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.
October 1, 2021.
Beautiful, quaint place to stay! So unique and off grid. We loved staying at the dome!
September 9, 2021.
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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