Cape Smokey is excited to present the Second Annual Smokey Sessions: Chill on the Hill on August 5th 2023!

With some of the most talented musicians in the Maritimes and, in fact, the country, this festival style concert is not to be missed!

The lineup is exciting and diverse and includes: JP Cormier and Dave Gunning, Pretty Archie, Buddy MacDonald, Rachel and Darren MacMullen, Jordan Musycsyn and Carmen Townsend, Jesse Cox, Good Dear Good, and Jud Gunning.

All tickets include a gondola ride.


A year-round mountain playground where land meets sea and your ultimate getaway awaits and welcomes you to choose your own adventure.  Take your first gondola ride in Atlantic Canada, to views of the ocean and Cape Breton Highlands National Park.  Located on Cape Breton Island, voted Travel and Leisure Magazine’s #1 Island in Canada, Cape Smokey is the destination for skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, hiking trails to stunning vistas, live music and taking in the best views of the world-famous Cabot Trail.  From the mountain top look off platforms, you can enjoy a cold beverage and snacks from 2 of our licensed snack shops or enjoy a fresh local menu at our restaurant at the base of Cape Smokey and year-round patio.  For upcoming events and updates, please visit our website and social media pages @capesmokey.

Cape Smokey is the destination of a lifetime

Built in the 1970s, Cape Smokey has delighted visitors with exceptional skiing from mountain to ocean along one of Canada’s most scenic and popular destination areas.

For the last 10 or more years, Ski Cape Smokey operated under the passion and perseverance of local community volunteers.

In 2019, new owners finalized the details of purchasing the property to make into a year-round destination for outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds. Destination Cape Smokey sees the potential the ski hill and area have to offer and have committed to limited operation of the ski hill and lodge facilities as it transitions to a new, year-round destination.

From a nonfunctional chair lift to Atlantic Canada’s first and only Gondola, Cape Smokey is devoted to becoming eastern Canada’s premier all-season resort and family destination.

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