STAY IN STYLE
on Cape Breton’s Cabot Trail
Cape Breton winters are filled with warm receptions, crisp ocean views, and most of all SNOW.
As the cool North winds move in and snow buries the Highlands, Cape Breton communities slow down. That being said, Cape Breton’s World Famous Cabot Trail takes on a whole new life in the winter months.
Highland snowmobiling, outdoor skating, skiing of all types, winter beach walks, and backcountry snow shoeing, top it off with a few drinks and some local music and you have a winter getaway to remember.
Cabot Trail in Black and White
When many think of the Cabot Trail, they think of the georgous fall colours of reds and oranges.
Visit during the winter and you will soon realize that it is not just the colours that make the Cabot Trail one of the greatest sights in the world.
Snow falls early in Cape Breton’s Highlands and coats the scenery long into the spring months. The warm tones of gray overtake you around every bend of the Cabot Trail. Stop along the way and strap on some snow-shoes for an up-close and private view of some of the Cabot Trail’s most picturesque areas like Franey Mountain, White Point, and Skyline Trail.
Strap on the Skis
Cape Breton’s Cabot trail is a winter wonderland of skiing opportunities.
Less than 5km from the Luckenbooth is Ski Tuonela, a backcountry/outback skiing with a gladed Telemark hill and 18kms of cross country trails.
An hour North, you will find the fresh slopes of Ski Cape Smokey. 11 runs and 300m of vertical skiing will give you plenty to enjoy.
Near the top of the Island, in Cape North, you will find North Highlands Nordic. Originally built for the “87 Jeux Canada Games, this trail network boasts a 12km network of mechanically-groomed cross-country ski trails and some of the most breathtaking views you will ever see on skis.
Hit the Highlands
Leave the Luckenbooth on skidoo and head for the Lewis Mountain Rd access to one of Cape Breton’s best kept secrets.
In a single day of snowmobiling, you can travel Cape Breton’s well-groomed and marked trails from St. Ann’s to Cheticamp’s Gypsum Mine or even Margaree’s Dancing Goat for a hot soup or sandwich. Stop along the way to marvel at the views of Cape Clear or North River Falls, Nova Scotia’s tallest waterfall.
Trail permit required – CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
Visit the Luckenbooth today!
Relax your heart, and experience all Cape Breton has to offer.
The Luckenbooth Bed & Breakfast offers year-round luxury accommodations in four unique guest rooms, each with its own story and inspiring ocean views of the Atlantic and St. Ann’s bay. We look forward to welcoming you to sharing our local Cape Breton insights and hospitality.
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