Mother’s Day in Ingonish

For generations, mother’s day weekend has marked a symbolic awakening of businesses on Cape Breton Island as families across the region engage in the annual tradition of taking mom “Out for a bite to eat” for Mother’s Day.

It’s truly an exciting weekend, many restaurants and businesses that have been closed for the winter open their doors and we all rejoice for the diversity and opportunities. In many regions, the holiday also coincides with the opening of lobster season, so whether mom wants a hot turkey sandwich or a “good feed of lobster”, there is a “choice to be had” this weekend.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there, may your weekend be as special as you are!

What we’re up to
Cape Smokey is taking this time to beautify the property in anticipation of our opening day on July 1st. We want to make the space more green to compliment the views and make it look more like home with flowers, trees and shrubs at the entrance. There will be many things to do at Cape Smokey this summer from riding the gondola and taking in the views, to hiking, kayaking and looking for wildlife. We can’t wait to welcome you!

In The Community
The Keltic Lodge is hosting a delicious Mother’s Day Brunch event that’s sure to be a hit with moms from near and far. You can have brunch then hike Middle Head for some great views of the Atlantic ocean! Their official opening weekend is next weekend when all their services will be up and running including the spa and golf course.

The Coastal Restaurant is open for the season! When travelling on the Cabot Trail, they are a “must stop”. From classic burgers and fries to imaginative creations like the Ringer Burger, to seafood dishes with fresh locally caught shellfish, there’s something for everyone.

Mainstreet Restaurant and Bakery is kicking off the season with a full breakfast and dinner menu this weekend. The food is always fresh and the service is always excellent. Don’t forget to take home one of their beautiful pies, squares or treats for dessert! To see their menu and get more info check them out on Facebook.


Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there, may your weekend be as special as you are!