Outdoor and Culture Entertainment


Cabot Public House

The Cabot Public House is our newest addition to the lineup here in Inverness.  Gourmet, thin crust pizzas, inspired pub food and a great selection of local beers on tap, the Public House offers an authentic Cape Breton experience. With plenty of live music and a great mix of both locals and visitors alike, this bustling spot is sure to please.

Thursday Night Ceilidhs

Alice Freeman, a long-time local resident, has a passion for her Scottish heritage and her community of Inverness. She worried about the loss of the Gaelic language, fiddle tradition, piping and dancing. For 20 years Alice’s weekly ceilidhs have featured local youth performers which has a favourite for both locals and visitors alike. Bring your dancing shoes and come join in the fun at the Inverness Fire Hall.

The Red Shoe Pub

The Red Shoe Pub has become a kind of “home away from home” for many locals and visitors over the years. The Red Shoe Pub, owned by the Rankin family, is known for its homey feel, great food and foot-stomping tunes – a great spot to experience the Cape Breton culture we know and love.

Travel: 30 minutes

Celtic Colours International Festival

An incredible event, designed to promote, celebrate and develop Cape Breton’s living Celtic culture and hospitality, by producing an international festival during the fall colours that builds relationships across Cape Breton Island and beyond.  For nine days in October, Cape Breton Island is home to a unique celebration of music and culture as the Celtic Colours International Festival presents dozens of concerts all over the island, an extensive line-up of community events, and a nightly Festival Club.

The Inverness Race Track

A wildly popular sporting attraction in town is the Inverness Raceway.  With its live harness racing, local flavor and the ability to lay down a bet on your favourite horse, the raceway is a great way to spend a few hours while in Inverness.

Sundays in June and September and Wednesdays and Sundays in July & August

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