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What to do in Cape Breton

Museums

A.G. Bell Museum  902-295 2069 www.pc.gc

Miners’  Museum Glace Bay  902-849-4522  www.minersmuseum,com

Heritage Museum and Fossil Center  902-5440992 www.sydneyminesheritage.org

Marconi Historic Site  902-842 2530  www.pc.gc.ca

Tapestry Center Cheticamp  902-224 2642  www.lestroispignons.com

Whale Interpretive Center, Pleasant Bay 902-2241411

St. Paul's Island museum, Dingwall

Attractions and theme parks, Parks, Music

Cape Breton Highlands National Park  902-224 2306  www.pc.gc.ca

Fortress of Louisbourg 902-733 2720   www.pc.gc.ca

Gaelic College 902-295 3441  www.gaeliccollege.edu

Highland Village Museum  Iona 902-725 2272

Saltwater Theatre music of Cape Breton, Baddeck 1-866-877-4748

Celtic Music Interpretive Centre, Judique www.celticmusicsite.com

Rides and cruises  

Oshan Whale cruise 1-877 383 2883

Seavisions, Ingonish Ferry 902-285-2628  www.ingonish.com/seavisions

Donalda’s Puffin boat tours, Englishtown Wharf  www.puffinboartours.ca

                                                        1-877-2PUFFIN

Amoeba Sailing Tours, Baddeck  www.amoebasailingtours.com 902-295 2481

Sports

Boating and sailing:

             Elsie Yacht Charters  902-295 3500

Biking, road and off road mountain biking:

             Sea spray Outdoor Adventures 902 383 2732 www.cabot-trail-outdoors.com

             Freewheeling Adventures 1 800 672  0775  www.freewheeling.ca

Canoeing:

            Margaree River Canoe Rentals  902 235 2658

Cross country skiing –  

             our trails

             Tuonela www.skituonela.com

             Cape Breton Highlands National Park  www.pc.gc.ca

             North Highlands Nordic Ski Trails 902- 383 2293

             Ski Ben Eoin 902- 828 2804

Downhill skiing:

              Ski Ben Eoin 902-828 2804

Diving:   

              St Paul Island Trading C. 902- 338 3483 www.saintpaul.ca

Fishing:   

              salmon (fly):Big Intervale Fishing Lodge  902-248 2275

              Deep sea/shore fishing: Cape Breton Lobster Adventures 902-295 5264          

              Cape Breton Fly Fishing adventures 902-5441959  www.cbflyfishing.com

Golf:                  

If you are looking for golf courses with a spectacular vista, you found your paradise!

              Highland Links. #1 golf course in Canada, 20mns from us. 1 800 441 1118

                         www.highlandslinksgolf.com   902-285 2600    

              Bell Bay Golf Club  1 800 565 3077 www.bellbaygolfclub.com   295 1333

              Baddeck Forks Golf  902-295 2174 or 295 2095

              Dundee Resort and Golf Club  902-345 2649

              Lingan Golf and Country Club 902 -562 1112

              Le Portage Golf Course 902 -224 3338

              Passchendaele Golf Club 902- 842 1443

              Seaview Golf and Country Club 902-794 4111     

Hiking/nature walks

             www.trails.gov.ns.ca

Kayaking and sea kayaking        

             North river kayak tours, North River  1-888-865-2925

             Mike Krimp Wreck Cove 1-877-929-2800

Kite flying:         

             Kites available on site, conditions apply

Nordic walking:

             our own trails, walking sticks available on site, conditions apply

Swimming          

             Public ocean beaches -   Little River Harbour Sandy, no life guard

                                                Ingonish Beach, sandy, CBH National Park

                                                Blacks Brook, sandy CBH National Park

                                                Cabot’s landing, Sugar Loaf, sandy provincial park

             Public, fresh water beaches Ingonish , Warren Lake Sandy CBHNP

                                                 Ingonish Beach sandy CBHNP

             Fresh water swimming    Our pond clean, private, on the property

                                                Indian Brook, community swimming hole

Snow shoeing:  

            Our own trails, equipment available on site, conditions apply

            Cape Breton Highlands National Parks

            Anywhere around  including all the Highlands, from your doorstep

Telemark skiing:   

            see Cross country and Downhill skiing or ask us

Tennis:               

            Ingonish Beach, Cape Breton Highlands National Park. 

                               Equipment available on site, conditions apply

Horseback riding:

             Rocking Horse Ranch, Baddeck www.rockinghorseranchhhttp://www.rockinghorseranch.ca/ttp://www.rockinghorseranch.ca/

Winter activities 

            see cross country, snowshoeing, nature walks, game room,

            Telemark skiing

Festivals

Celtic Colours, Celtic music 08-16 October, 2010, fabulous - all over Cape Breton www.celtic.colours.com

Current year festivals check ; www.novascotia.com 1-800-565-0000

Nature

Bird watching:                

Bald eagles, ruffled grouse, gannets and numerous other seabirds, herons and a swirl of song birds can be seen from your windows. Also:

Google: Bird watching in Cape Breton

And:  Walking the wild side Nature tours www.naturewalks.ca

Nature walks –              

wild life observation: On our own trails, organized nature walks on request.

with Dennis Laffan, tree specialist and guide 902-929 2955

Fall colours:                   

The woods around the Cabot Trail, in mid October, display the most vibrant colours which surprise and marvel us year after year. This is the time of the Celtic Colours Festival, bringing musicians and aficionados from all over the world. A must for  the musician , photographer and Nature lover in you.

Games

Our games room: For these long evenings or a rainy day, our game room features a professional pool table, a ping-pong table, foos-ball and dart board

Sydney casino:  1 888-6games6

Dining / restaurants/ seafood

Restaurants

North shore       

Clucking Hen - Soups, sandwiches, lobster, bakery, daily special            902-929 2501

         Wreck Cove General Store, Wreck Cove, snacks, sandwiches

902-929-2900

Lobster Galley, Trans Canada exit 11 (near Keltic College)

Ingonish             

Castle Rock Country Inn, Ingonish Ferry, fine dining, licensed

902-285-2700  

         Keltic Lodge, Ingonish Beach 1 coffee shop and I gourmet dining room, both

licensed, 902-285-2880 

         Main Street Café and Bakery, Ingonish Beach 902-285 2225

Dingwall

       Celtic Touch restaurant and bakery

Seafood     (food from the source)        

lobster, season in Little River Harbour (North shore) is 15 May to 15 July

Crab (snow crab) last week of July in Little River

Rod’s lobster , Ingonish 902-285-2978

         Mussels – Cape North Mussels 902-383-2019

         Fish – Bay St. Laurence Wharf 902-383-2547

        Baddeck farmers'market on Wednesdays 11:00 to 2:00

Shopping

Farmers'Market

       Baddeck, near library Wednesdays 11:00 to 2:00

Convenience store:  

Wreck Cove General Store 929 2900                  

 Wine, beer, etc:       

 NS Liquor stores in Baddeck and Ingonish Beach

 Grocery:                  

Stores in Baddeck, Ingonish. Larger stores are in Sydney and North Sydney or in Antigonish on the way from Halifax

 Pharmacy:               

Baddeck, Stone’s   295 2404

 Arts and Crafts        

Pottery Singing Pebbles see our web site for Jitka’s last creations. 929 2399

Wildfire Pottery Sarah Beck’s treasures are 10mns away 929 2315

Shapeshift Pottery .At the Old School of North River, Deanie Cox  creates mystical masks and much more. 929 2273

The Glass Artisans 1-888 an angel. Wendy Smith and her brother Duane create glass masterpieces.

Leather Works 929 2414 The unique art of John Roberts

         Sea Shanty Antiques and Crafts 929 2992 Gifts for your taste.

Iron Art and Photography: Gordon and Carole Kennedy are incredible artists in their respective field. The visit of their studio, on the artisan loop is a must. 929 2821

Sew Inclined. Next to us on the Cabot Trail, Barbara Longva specialize on dramatic hats and historically inspired clothing 929 2050

Gaelic College of Celtic Arts and Crafts. Gift shop 295 3441

The Water’s Edge Gallery in Baddeck. Masterpieces from local artists under the same roof. 295 3600

Hooked Rugs. Flora’s Cheticamp 902-224 3139

        Wagmatcook Culture and Heritage Center 295 2598

        Blue Heron Gift Shop. Baddeck 295 3424

 

For other adventures in Cape Breton, visit “Explore Nova Scotia Adventures-Cape Breton Island"  

Fortress Louisbourg
kayaking at Ingonish Ferry
hike our trails
Tour the fishing villages
Snow shoe or ski our trails
The mushrooms are waiting for you
Enjoy the garden
Autumn at Indian Brook
Glass artisans
see the whales
Iron Art
Leather works
 
 

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