us for a unique guided-walk along the beautiful Celtic Shores Coastal Trail,
easily accessible right behind the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre.
Learn many fun facts about Cape Breton's culture, music
and history along the way, including the story of
Michael “Mor” MacDonald, one of the first pioneers to
settle on the southwestern coast of Cape Breton in 1775.
What differentiates Cape
Breton's Celtic music from Irish or Scottish?
What the word "Ceilidh" means and how it's pronounced?
How to speak some basic Scots Gaelic words?
How to tell the difference between a Jig, a Reel and
other tune types?
What some of the common local lingo is?
What and where the local wildlife is?
Learn all this and more
while you walk along the scenic Celtic Shores Coastal
with one of our knowledgeable musician guides!
Musical Walking Tour Includes:
- Get piped down to the trail by a Highland Bagpiper
- Guided walk along the Coastal Trail with one of
our musician guides
- Chance to read the interpretive panels and view beautiful scenery
- See wildlife such as beavers, ducks, birds and more
along the marshes
- Stop at the recently uncovered historic pioneer cemetery
- Homemade picnic lunch eaten at the
picturesque tables near the ocean
- Ceilidh with live music and Q&A with our fiddler while you
enjoy your lunch
- Learn a few local dance steps if you're up for it!
Musical Walking tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours:
30 min. walk -- 30 min. lunch & Ceilidh at Baxters Cove
-- 30 min. walk back
Trail is well maintained, all flat terrain, no hills or hikes. Suitable for all
2017 Rate & Schedule
Mon-Fri at 10:00am & 1:30pm
$25 + tax per person
(children under 5 years free if
lunch is not being provided)
Groups may book a
different date/time for the tour, please
by phone 902-787-2708 or at the Celtic Music Centre
Refunds can only be
issued if the tour is cancelled due to weather.
You may change your booked date and/or time by calling
us at least 12 hours in advance.
the Celtic Shores Coastal Trail:
The Celtic Shores Coastal Trail is a 92-km (57 mi)
multi-use trail stretching from Port Hastings to the
Town of Inverness on the west coast of the spectacular
Cape Breton Island. Great for off-road cycling or long
distance trekking, the easy, flat trail meanders along
the coastline, through picturesque wilderness, skirts
streams, and connects several communities and
A simple wave or “Hi” on the fly to those
you meet along the trail is the Celtic Shores way!