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Celtic Colours Multisport & Music Tour

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On this 6-day Cape Breton adventure, we explore Highlands National Park, the Cabot Trail and attend the Celtic Colours Music Festival.

Stand-up paddleboarding and hiking by day, dancing by night, shared with a small group of like-minded people and paired with gourmet food by local chefs. 


Cape Breton Island will sweep you away with the unbridled natural beauty, rich culture, and warm hospitality. This island region in Nova Scotia is home to one of Canada's most celebrated music festivals, the Celtic Colours Music Festival. Held every autumn, the festival features performances by many world-class Celtic musicians in venues all over Cape Breton. Whether you're a lover of traditional Irish tunes or prefer modern takes on Celtic rock, there's sure to be something for you at Celtic Colours international music festival!


The Cabot Trail is one of the most iconic and beautiful drives in North America. Experience the best of it with day trips to scenic lookouts as well as get off the beaten path in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. The winding roads and trails with stunning views are sure to amaze, and there's plenty of history and culture to explore along the way. 


Cape Breton Nova Scotia is also an up-and-coming Paddle boarding destination that offers stunning scenery and a good workout. With sheltered lakes, winding rivers, and calm bays,  this area has something for paddlers of all levels. So grab your board and experience the best of Nova Scotia's coastline!

Oct 10-16, 2023

7 Days

$4600 CAD
(Includes taxes) 
25% Deposit

Beginner - Intermediate 

Celtic Colours Trip Highlights

  • Experience Celtic Colours Music Festival like a VIP! 

  • Explore old-growth forests and hidden waterfalls, and Cape Breton's stunning fall colours.

  • Paddle the stunning Margaree River surrounded by running salmon and bright fall foliage.

  • Join in Festival Club and stay until breakfast at 3 am meeting performers from all over the world. 

  • Enjoy free-time in Baddeck to explore, souvenir shop or sit and watch the sunset over Bras D'Or Lake 

  • Learn to dance a jig or reel (or both!) 

  • Relax on a guided full-day drive circling the Cabot trail with many stops for photos

  • Experience the best paddle boarding Nova Scotia has to offer.


This All-Inclusive Nova Scotia Package features;

  • Transportation throughout the trip including airport pick up and drop off in Sydney, NS

  • Tickets to four Celtic Colours performances including a ticket to 1 evening of Festival Club.

  • 6 nights in shared room accommodations at the Silver Dart Hotel (or similar) in Baddeck, NS

  • Meals; 

    • Daily breakfasts

    • Daily healthy snacks on guided tours

    • 4 lunches 

    • 6 dinners

  • Driving tour of the Cabot Trail 

  • 2 guided hikes in Highlands National Park

  • Stand Up Paddle lesson on Bras D'Or Lake 

  • Guided Stand Up Paddle Experience on the Margaree River

  • Local guides for hikes and paddles

  • Blue Jellyfish Sup Adventure tour leader

  • National Park permits

  • Spectacular fall colours

  • Parallel programming is available for partners or other non-paddlers travelling with you.

SUP, Hike, Eat & Dance in Baddeck, Nova Scotia

We will begin with an introductory lesson on Bras d'Or Lake and a tour of Baddeck’s calm harbour known for its history. The kaleidoscopic Margaree River, considered one of the world’s best Salmon runs, is indescribably beautiful at this time of year with fall colours glittering on the hills of the Margaree Valley.


We will get our taste of coastal ocean paddling near the Acadian village of Cheticamp famous for its rug-hooking arts and French Canadian cooking. For those who would enjoy some downtime, you can wander around Cheticamp harbour, chat with the locals and soak up the culture that is so distinctly Cape Breton. 


You may have never been here before, but by the time you leave the island, you will be planning your next trip back will steal your heart and feel like home. Join us for this unique Celtic Colours Multisport & Music Tour in Baddeck Nova Scotia!


Parallel programming is available for partners or other non-paddlers travelling with you. 


Is this the Celtic Colours Multisport & Music Tour right for you?

This is a fun trip for all SUP & hiking skill levels and for people of moderate fitness;


  • Must be able to stand-up paddle at a leisurely pace for up to 4 hours with rest breaks.

  • Must be able to walk and hike in Medium-Advanced Difficulty terrain for 16 km with 266ft / 81.25m elevation gain

  • Must be willing to embrace Celtic music and enjoy the singers and dancers that go with it.


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