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Louisbourg300 Celebration

Come celebrate Louisbourg300 with us!

In 2013, be there when Louisbourg again comes alive: celebrate 300 years of triumph and survival through special activities and never-before-seen events. Join us as vibrant cultures meet diverse heritage and awe-inspiring vistas in a celebration of sea and stories, music and military, community and cuisine.

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The Cabot Trail

The Cabot Trail loops around the northern tip of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, 185 miles or 298 km long. The trail passes through many charming communities, each with breathtaking scenery and unforgettable hospitality. The Cape Breton Highlands National Park lies along the Cabot Trail, providing world class hiking. Whilst on the trail take the time to go whale watching, visit the museums and galleries and sample some of the finest sea food dinning in the world.

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The Miner's Museum

Situated on one of the most picturesque coasts of Cape Breton Island, on a 15-acre site filled with wild roses and grasses, the Museum pays tribute to the region's long and rich history of coal mining. It is home to profound stories of miners and their families, and the resource that helped build a nation. The Museum is also home to the famous choir of miners - The Men of the Deeps.

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Highland Village

What Are We?

The Highland Village Museum is an outdoor living history museum that tells the story of Gaelic settlement in Nova Scotia. We are located on a stunning 43-acre property overlooking the majestic Bras d’Or Lakes in Iona, Nova Scotia, the heart of central Cape Breton.


What to Expect

Our 11 historic buildings are staffed by costumed animators who are passionate  about sharing the Gaelic culture of our ancestors. We also host special events and programs throughout the year.

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Celtic Colours

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. Over the years, artists have traveled from Scotland, Ireland, England, Wales, Brittany, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Germany, and Cuba as well as from across the United States and Canada to join the finest of Cape Breton’s musicians, singers, dancers, storytellers and tradition-bearers for the annual Autumn celebration.

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