At Cape Smokey you will discover breathtaking landscapes and pristine coastlines that will leave you in awe. Reconnect with nature and nurture your well-being while creating cherished memories that will linger in your heart. We look forward to seeing you!
The views from the top of Cape Smokey are unique and vast. Not only will you see the Cabot trail, village of Ingonish, the national park and the Keltic Lodge, you will see Ingonish Island, fishing boats coming and going and maybe even a whale tail in the distance! When you purchase a ticket to ride the Atlantic Gondola you have the opportunity to do some much more than just take a ride. Visit the Summit Shack for a cold beverage and a snack, rent a kayak and take a paddle on Hawley's Lake or sign up for a Guided Hike to learn about the local flora and fauna and the history of this beautiful area. When the timing is right, take in the Burning of the Fog which is the magical experience of the the fog melting away to reveal the incredible landscape and hear about how Cape Smokey got its name.
Built in the 1970s, Cape Smokey has delighted visitors with exceptional skiing from mountain to ocean along one of Canada’s most scenic and popular destination areas.
For the last 10 or more years, Ski Cape Smokey operated under the passion and perseverance of local community volunteers.
In 2019, new owners finalized the details of purchasing the property to make it into a year-round destination for outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds. Destination Cape Smokey sees the potential the ski hill and area have to offer and have committed to limited operation of the ski hill and lodge facilities as it transitions to a new, year-round destination.