Siobhan Beaton, Hailee LeFort, Joe MacMaster

Join 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.

Did you ever wonder...
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 Trail
with one of our knowledgeable musician guides!

Musical Walking Tour Includes:

- Get piped down to the trail by a Highland Bagpiper
(when available)
- 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 ages.

2017 Rate & Schedule
June 26-September 1
Mon-Fri at 10:00am & 1:30pm
(weather permitting)
$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 contact us.

Book Online, by phone 902-787-2708 or at the Celtic Music Centre front desk.

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.


About 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 attractions.

A simple wave or “Hi” on the fly to those you meet along the trail is the Celtic Shores way!


Our 2017 Guides:

Hailee LeFort

Joe MacMaster