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    BioBlitz, CBHNP

    Make a real difference. Spend time outside. Connect with nature. You and your family team up with scientists around Freshwater Lake in Ingonish to find as many living creatures as you can. Join our experts on surveys, lake safaris and other fun activities to learn about biodiversity in the park. An opportunity to see wild creatures up close and support the protection of this special place. Location: Freshwater Lake, Cape Breton Highlands National Park Proud to partner with Cape Breton University, Unama'ki Institute of Natural Resources, Mi'kmaq Environmental Learning Centre, Canadian Wildlife Federation and iNaturalist.ca. Come celebrate with us! There are two ways you can get involved: 1) Participate in one or more species surveys with a scientist-led team. 2) Join the drop-in activities and plan an afternoon of fun that works with your family’s schedule. You could also pack a picnic and make it into a day of adventure. Lots of hands-on activities and opportunities to see wild creatures up close. Species Surveys Schedule Led by professional scientists and experienced naturalists, Species Surveys are where species data is collected for future conservation uses and where experts share their knowledge and enthusiasm with the public. The Species Surveys will last approximately 3 hours and can accommodate 12-15 participants. We have 7 surveys covering various topics. Our experts are from Parks Canada, Unama'ki Institute of Natural Resources, Cape Breton University, University of New Brunswick, Dalhousie University, St. Francis Xavier University, Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre, and local naturalists.

    Location: Ingonish Beach

    Date: August 11 - August 12

  • Doris Warren Memorial Lobster Supper

    Doris Warren Memorial Lobster Supper

    Lobster Supper at St. John Hall, Ingonish from 4:00 pm. $15.00 a plate. Takeout only. Menu - fresh lobster, potato salad, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, and apple pie.
    Call - Audrey Budge 285-2441 or Mabel Best 285-2495. 

    Location: Ingonish, NS

    Date: July 7

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    Hike NS Annual Hiking Summit

    About the Summit A celebration of hiking culture, the 2018 Hiking Summit will take place in Ingonish, Cape Breton on May 11, 12 and 13. Hike NS and its co-hosts Naturally Active Victoria County, Parks Canada and the Keltic Lodge at the Highlands invite you to join them. Presenting sponsor is The Trail Shop and Platinum sponsor is Victoria County. Gold sponsors are Parks Canada and Destination Cape Breton. Silver sponsors are Cape Breton University - Sport and Physical Activity Leadership; the NS Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage; Clif Bar, and Big Spruce Brewing. Bronze sponsor is the Ingonish Development Society. The guys from A for Adventure will be our MCs and the keynote speaker is David Miller, author of AWOL on the Appalachian Trail and The A.T. Guide. This event is now sold out.

    Location: Keltic Lodge, Ingonish Beach

    Date: May 11 - May 13

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    Hike the Highlands Festival

    More info coming in 2019. 

    Location: Ingonish, NS

    Date: September 13 - September 22

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    Hike the Highlands Festival

    A ten day fall hiking festival on the Cabot Trail and Northern Cape Breton that features guided hikes, evening activities & presentations, the hiker distance award, opening & closing ceremonies and a photo contest.

    Location: Ingonish

    Date: September 14 - September 23

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    Ingonish Ceilidhs

    July 14, 8:15 PM - Saturday Night Ceilidh - St. John’s Parish Hall, 35981 Cabot Trail - Mike Hall & Hilda Chiasson - fiddle and piano.
     

    Location: 35981 Cabot Trail, Ingonish

    Date: July 14

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    Ingonish Ceilidhs

    July 21, 8:15 PM  - Saturday Night Ceilidh - St. John’s Parish Hall, 35981 Cabot Trail. - Stanley MacKinnon &  Catherine Ann Lamey -  A Tribute to Winston Fitzgerald - fiddle & piano    
     

    Location: 35981 Cabot Trail, Ingonish

    Date: July 21

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    Ingonish Ceilidhs

    July 28, 8:15 PM - Saturday Night Ceilidh - St. John’s Parish Hall, 35981 Cabot Trail.  - The Poe Trio - Original fiddle music composed by Otis Tomas. Accompanied by Paul MacDonald & Eddie Woodsworth (guitar and acoustic bass).
     

    Location: 35981 Cabot Trail, Ingonish

    Date: July 28

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    Ingonish Ceilidhs

    Aug 4, 8:15 PM - Saturday Night Ceilidh - St. John’s Parish Hall, 35981 Cabot Trail.  - Dawn and Margie Beaton, fiddles and piano
     

    Location: 35981 Cabot Trail, Ingonish

    Date: August 4

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    Ingonish Ceilidhs

    Aug 11, 8:15 PM - Saturday Night Ceilidh - St. John’s Parish Hall, 35981 Cabot Trail. - Colin Grant and Scott MacMillan - fiddle & guitar
     

    Location: 35981 Cabot Trail, Ingonish

    Date: August 11

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    Ingonish Ceilidhs

    Aug 18, 8:15 PM - Saturday Night Ceilidh - St. John’s Parish Hall, 35981 Cabot Trail.  - David Greenberg & Doug MacPhee - fiddle and piano
     

    Location: 35981 Cabot Trail, Ingonish

    Date: August 18

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    Ingonish Ceilidhs

    Aug 25,  8:15 PM - Saturday Night Ceilidh - St. John’s Parish Hall, 35981 Cabot Trail.  - Shelly Campbell & Allan Dewar - Fiddle & piano
     

    Location: 35981 Cabot Trail, Ingonish

    Date: August 25

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    Ingonish Ceilidhs

    Sept. 1, 8:15 PM - Saturday Night Ceilidh - St. John’s Parish Hall, 35981 Cabot Trail.  - Brenda Stubbert and Howie MacDonald - fiddles and piano

     

    Location: 35981 Cabot Trail, Ingonish

    Date: September 1

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    Ingonish Ceilidhs

    July 7,  8:15 PM -Saturday Night Ceilidh - St. John’s Parish Hall, 35981 Cabot Trail. From Halifax, fiddles & cello. - Cape Breton fiddler Brad Reid joins The Maudes (a Halifax based folk and classical string duo).
     

    Location: 35981 Cabot Trail, Ingonish

    Date: July 7

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