Visit the Craft Capital, Cape Breton Island

Visit the Craft Capital, Cape Breton Island

Craft and art often mirror the heritage, lifestyle and geography of the region where artisans live, work and play – nowhere is this more evident than on Cape Breton Island. Artful surprises can be found tucked in the nooks and crannies around the Island. Potters on the North Shore, galleries in the Highlands, rug hookers in Chéticamp and jewellers everywhere in between. Find fascinating blends of traditional and cutting edge, functional and aesthetic, simple and sophisticated craft. Grab a copy of the 2016 Artisan Trail Map and be on your way to discovering Cape Breton craft. Be sure to share your artisan studio visits and experiences along the way! #ilovecbcraft!

Self-guided tour


Experiences Near By

Joan Harris Cruise Pavillion Interpretive Center

Joan Harris Cruise Pavillion Interpretive Center

Point Michaud Beach Provincial Park

Point Michaud Beach Provincial Park

Louisbourg Old Town Trail

Louisbourg Old Town Trail

Cape Breton Farmers’ Market

Cape Breton Farmers’ Market