Cape Breton Photo of the Week: L’Ardoise Winter Solstice

Cape Breton Living Photo of the Week: L'Ardoise Winter SolsticeL’Ardoise, Cape Breton Island

Winter solstice. Yesterday, Thursday December 21st was the shortest day and longest night of the year here in Earth’s northern hemisphere. Did you know the word “solstice” comes from the Latin sol for sun and sistere for standing still? So here we are, starting today (Friday, December 22nd) the sun will be up for a few seconds longer each day.

If you’d like to keep track of the weather conditions in L’Ardoise, located on the southeast shore, check out the Cape Breton Living webcams by clicking on this link: or simply clicking on the Cape Breton webcams link on the Menu Bar above.

Cape Breton Island is a small island on the northeast tip of Nova Scotia, Canada. No matter where you are on this picturesque island, no matter where you look, one will find a picture perfect occasion to capture a slice of Nova Scotia’s masterpiece.
So every Friday, come back to this page to find a new photo of that special little piece of Cape Breton Island. If you have a photo you would like to share with the world, please send it to

Photo of the Week on Cape Breton Living has been sharing a new photo every week on Fridays since 2001. You’ll find below, most of the past Photos of the Week that we had the pleasure to post every Friday. Every photo deserve the chance to be viewed over and over and not to be stashed in a dark vault. So please check out the past photos links below,