Thanksgiving weekend is a great time to get together with your family and friends to have memorable times with them, while you all enjoy great food and the cool autumn weather. Listed below you will find some interesting activities to do this Thanksgiving Weekend in Cape Breton.
Autumn Harvest to the Nines: Shop & Sip Wine!
The Forrester Centre & The Krypt Lounge, Lisa Young Lee and CBRM Chamber of Commerce, welcomes you through the tartan doors on this Thanksgiving long weekend for a very unique experience of shopping, wine, and good company! This boutique shopping experience is comprised of vendors they have personally selected for this special experience.
October 9, 2020 from 5 pm – 7 pm
42 Coxheath Road, Sydney
Grateful Heart Thanksgiving Event
Gather together with your community on Thanksgiving weekend for a special holiday class. Kelsey will begin by leading a 45-minute Flowing with Gratitude all levels yoga practice. Flow through a gentle Vinyasa class focusing on the yogic concept of santosha, a principle which highlights the importance of contentment and gratitude.
October 9, 2020 from 5:15 pm – 6:30 pm
Beginnings Yoga, 465 George Street, Sydney
Pumpkin Spiced Chuckles
Live stand-up comedy featuring touring comics and some of the best acts in Nova Scotia performing right here in Sydney.
October 10. 2020 at 8 pm
Sydney Curling Club, 619 George Street, Sydney
$15 – $45
Thanksgiving in the Glenora
Skip the cooking and dishes this Thanksgiving by heading the Glenora. They will be serving up traditional Cape Breton turkey dinner, along with New York Strip and Atlantic Swordfish. Reservations recommended.
October 11, 2020 from 1 pm – 9 pm
13727 Highway 19, Glenville
From the writing and directing team that brought you SEE JANE RUN comes a heart-warming new play about growing up, growing apart, and growing to accept that we can’t change the past.
When a young girl forms a relationship with her ageing neighbours new questions are thrown into her life. Can the family you chose really be family? How late is too late? Can bittersweet be sweet enough? An exploration of love and laughter in unexpected places.
October 6 to 18, 2020, Tuesday to Saturday at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm and 8 pm
Highland Arts Theatre, 40 Bentick Street, Sydney
Celtic Colours International Festival
Celtic Colours International Festival has gone online for 2020. This year you can enjoy all the concerts online from the comfort of your out home.
Drive the Cabot Trail
Millions of fall-coloured trees surround the Cabot Trail attracting thousands of people every year. Go for a drive on the trail to see the amazing views. Even if you only travel a short distance on the trail, it is worth the drive.
Pick the Perfect Pumpkin at Quinn’s U-Pick
Pumpkins, gourds, and squash, oh my! Quinn’s U-Pick offers all the things you need for a spectacular fall display. Take a walk through their u-pick pumpkin patch to find the perfect pumpkin to carve into a jack-o-lantern.
45 MacIntosh Road, Little Bras d’Or
Find Your Way Out of Hank’s Farm Corn Maze
It wouldn’t be fall without trying to find your way through a corn maze. Spend the day on the farm, try to find your way through the corn maze, and see what they have been painting on the hay bails.
581 King Grove Road, North Sydney
See Movies under the Stars at Cape Breton Drive-In Theatre
See the latest flicks or old classics on the big outdoor screen at the Cape Breton Drive-In Theatre. Each weekend, two movies are shown under the stars.
865 Grand Lake Road, Sydney
Check Out What’s In Season at a Local Farmers Market
Pick up everything you need to make Thanksgiving meal under one roof. Celebrate the harvest season, and eat local this year.
Fortress of Louisbourg
Travel back in time to the 18th century and explore one of North America’s busiest seaports. Experience what life was like for the French settlers. October is the shoulder season, so it’s a good time to visit because there isn’t lots of the people visiting the fortress.
259 Park Service Road, Louisbourg
Take a Hike
Work up an appetite and take in the fall colors on a hike. Cape Breton is home to many great trails that you can explore this fall.
Pet some animals at Two Rivers Park
Meet some friendly llamas, goats, and horses at Two Rivers Wildlife. Along with the petting zoo, the park is also home to over 40 varieties of native and exotic wildlife.
4581 Grand Mira North Road, Huntington
$6 – $8
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