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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. Not only do we have an exciting and liberating Polar Bear Swim and jam session, but we also offer a trio of New Year’s Eve Packages to help you maximize your time on the Cabot Trail.

Cape Breton New Year’s Eve Packages 

A musical jam celebrating New Year's Eve.

Celebrating New Year’s Eve at Cabot Shores offers an exceptional experience for those seeking unforgettable memories. With our thoughtfully curated New Year’s Eve packages, guests can enjoy a stay and an immersive experience tailored to their preferences. Each package promises cozy accommodations in yurts, lodge rooms, or chalets and specially crafted culinary experiences featuring delectable three-course dinners showcasing local meat, seafood, or vegetarian options. The inclusion of concert admission adds an extra sparkle to the celebration. 

Whether opting for a one-night escape or a more extended stay, our packages ensure a perfect blend of relaxation and festivity. Moreover, the optional guided hike offers a chance to explore the scenic beauty of Cabot Shores’ surroundings, adding an adventurous touch to the New Year’s experience. With warm hospitality and a range of options to suit different preferences, Cabot Shores is an ideal destination to welcome the New Year like never before.

Polar Bear Swim

Experience the exhilarating Polar Bear Swim—an adventurous, non-commercial community event! Join us for a daring plunge or to cheer on the courageous swimmers. After the icy dip, warm up with tea, coffee, and finger foods. Bring your preferred beverage for a casual BYOB gathering. The festivity continues with a classic Cabot Shores musical jam session, so bring along your instruments and get ready to join in the fun! Feel free to invite friends and family to share this refreshing experience. Plus, our lodge’s hot tub will provide a soothing retreat for those seeking warmth after the plunge!

Nova Scotia New Year’s Eve Cottages with Hot Tubs

With vacation packages, mouthwatering cuisine, musical fun, and the Polar Bear Swim, the Cabot Shores New Year’s Eve experience promises to provide priceless memories that may even lead to a new tradition for you and your loved ones. There is also a good chance you’ll make a lasting friendship or two along the way. To find out more or to make reservations, please visit us online or call 866-929-2584 to start planning your next Cape Breton Island adventure.



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