Summer Activities

Summer & Fall Activities



Ride Atlantic Canada's only Gondola to the top of Cape Smokey mountain. The 9 minute ride allows you to relax in style and take in the views of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, the marina, Atlantic ocean, and the Keltic Lodge. Once you arrive at the summit, there are several look off locations to take selfies, photos and breathe in the fresh mountain air. Enjoy a snack and beverage at the Summit Shack or take it with you on one of the hiking trails that lead to another look off or to Hawley's Lake where you can kayak across the lake.

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Take a gondola ride to the top of Cape Smokey and enjoy a leisurely hike to Hawley's Lake where you can paddle across the serene lake and take in the views from a new angle. Kayak and life vest are included in the price of a gondola ticket. 



Cape Breton Highlands Links golf course at the Keltic Lodge  is one of a kind. Conceived and constructed under the watchful eye of world-renowned designer Stanley Thompson, it is a classic 18-hole, par 72 course carved out of one of Canada's most pristine wildernesses. Come experience golfing in a way you never have before! Our course has beautiful views around every corner, as well as nature being all around you while playing through the Cape Breton National Park.

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Groovy Goat Farm

The Groovy Goat takes pride in handcrafting natural and luxurious soap and body products. The (not so) secret ingredient? Fresh goat milk from well-loved goats on our small family farm in beautiful Ingonish Cape Breton, NS. We also offer artisan gelato, handmade with love on-site, and hotel rooms so you can enjoy an authentic farm stay. If you're in the Ingonish area, be sure to stop by for a hands-on farm experience for the whole family. Stay. Play. 


Whale Watch

Whale Watching

Share the waters with the the magnificent giants of the sea and experience the beauty of the Cabot Trail as we provide a scenic tour of the coast line and venture into deeper watrers in search of marine life. Each tour is a unique experience as we never know what mother nature will choose to reveal to us.


Whale Watching

This unique experience provides visitors with an opportunity to discover the beauty of northern Cape Breton and marine life near the coastlines.  Zip along the rugged shores in search of whales, dolphins, seals, leatherback turtles, puffins, eagles and more!  Discover the mystique of Ingonish Island, the seclusion of a light keeper's station, and the breathtaking cliffs near renowned Kelitc Lodge.  Thrill to the highlight of your vacation.



Surfing in Ingonish is an exhiliarating experience for the most adventurous souls. Northern Cape Breton is gaining popularity as a unique destination for surfing enthusiasts. Surfing aficionados who have their own gear can brave the Ingonish waves! If you are without gear, you can check out Surf & Turf Adventure who have limited supply of wet suits and boards. 

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Cape Breton National Park

Ingonish Beach Campground in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park has many activities to explore whether you camp overnight or come for a day visit. Enjoy the some exercise at the soccer field or tennis court and let the kids explore the playground. Explore the many hiking trails in the park, have a picnic., swim at the fresh water lake and explore the beautiful beach! There is something for everyone.

Multi-use Art Gallery Trail

Multi-use Art Gallery Trail

Enjoy a leisurely bike ride or stroll along this new multi-use trail, bike rentals will be available.

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Mini Putt

Try this miniature version of traditional golf.

Disc Golf

Disc Golf

Frisbee golf, also known as disc golf, is a game that combines the rules of traditional golf with the fun of throwing a Frisbee. It’s a game that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels.

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