Cape Breton

Atlantic Canada Lighthouse on the cliff at Souris, Prince Edward Island
Why Atlantic Canada is the Best Place to Spend Your Summer Holiday

Walk barefoot along a secluded beach.  Smell the salty, crisp, clean air. Savour lobster, scallops, clams, mussels and other bounties of the sea. These and many more memorable experiences await you this summer in Atlantic Canada and the Maritimes. This year, in particular, it’s a great destination to consider when
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Tiny House Rental Is Big Vacation Fun on Margaree Harbour, Cape Breton

Are you dreaming of an expansive, luxurious vacation home for your family after spending nearly six months in each other’s space? How about downsizing? That’s just what we did when we went from a few thousand square feet of living down to a couple of hundred square feet in a
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Franey Mountain
Crossing Cape Breton: The Best of Hiking And Beaches

“You know all the best trails are closed, right?” I shrugged in reply. A friend had heard about my plans to go hiking along the famous Cabot Trail in Cape Breton and wanted to ensure I knew about the many trail closures. And it was true – my trip was
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A proud gardener at Upper Canada Village demonstrates how the vegetables are grown - Photo Jan Feduck
Tasty Time Travel: Food History at Canada’s Historic Sites

Children sat quietly around a harvest table eating with their family and talking about what farm chores needed to be done for the day. This French family was dining as if in the 1700s at New Brunswick’s Acadian Village. A little boy, visiting with his family stood around the outside
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Welcome! Winter in Cape Breton Whycogomah photo by Helen Earley
Winter Warmth and Adventure on the Shores of the Bras d’Or Lake in Whycocomagh, Cape Breton

On the edge of Inverness Country, Cape Breton nestled on the shore of the beautiful, vast Bras d’Or Lake is the small community of Whycocomagh and the humbly luxurious Keltic Quay Lodge – a perfect starting (and ending) point for anyone visiting Nova Scotia’s famous Cabot Trail. Whereas most visitors associate the
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From Sailing a Brackish Sea to Catching a Fenian Spy – 15 Unforgettable Adventures for Kids in Nova Scotia

I was basking in the sunshine while bobbing on a boat dock on Springfield Lake 30 minutes north-west of Halifax. It was our last day of our holiday, and I was mentally selling everything and moving to Nova Scotia. Our family had spent ten short days of our summer vacation
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most canadian things to do this summer
Most Canadian Things to Do This Summer

At long last, it’s here. We made it through that ceaseless, long winter and can now enjoy our few months of summer holiday bliss. Whether you’re heading out to the cottage, beach, or packing up for an epic cross-country road trip, be sure to enjoy some of these most Canadian
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5 Wacky Sports and Activities to Try With Your Family
5 Wacky Sports and Activities to Try With Your Family This Winter

From snow shovel racing to fatbiking, here are 5 wacky winter sports and activities to discover on your next family vacation! 1. Tubing Kids could spend all day tubing if you let them, and so most ski resorts now offer a tubing hill for kids. At Vail ski resort in Colorado USA,
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Mi-careme: Halloween's Peculiar Cousin
Mi-careme: Halloween’s Peculiar Cousin

You’ll be entranced by Mi-careme: a bizarre medieval tradition that is still observed in a small Cape Breton. If you thought Halloween was the be all and end all when it comes to dress up holidays, you haven’t been properly introduced to Mi-careme (mid-Lent in French.) The medieval holiday has
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The Colours of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia (Family Fun Canada)
Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia: Captured in Living Colour

As the ocean breeze fills the sails of the schooner Amoeba and she heels to one side, I brace my feet against the rail and drink in the crisp salt air and incredible coastal scenery surrounding us on all sides. The stark white and red of the Kidston Island Lighthouse stand in bright contrast to the browns and
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