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Acadian Culture

Acadians have a long history in Cape Breton that began more than 400 years ago with the arrival of the first European settlers and continues today along our coasts, both Highland and South. Learn traditional rug hooking techniques. Join in a rousing fiddle-led jam session. Dine on a hearty fricot. Engage in the Acadian joie de vivre (joy of life) through the Island’s many festivals, museums, and events.

Girls and boys in blue dance in front of a lighthouse

Acadian Culture

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Centre de la Mi-Carême

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Region: Canada’s Musical Coast

Community: Chéticamp & Area

Mi-Carême (Mid-Lent) is a celebration involving masks and disguises. The Centre de la Mi-Carême offers a unique display of locally crafted...

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LeNoir Forge Museum

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Region: Cape Breton’s South Coast

Community: Isle Madame

Come visit one of the oldest stone buildings on Cape Breton Island. “The Forge,” built between 1780 and 1800, was an important e...

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Elizabeth Lefort Gallery

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Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Chéticamp & Area

Elizabeth LeFort learned rug hooking from her mother at a young age. She continued to develop her own skills, experimenting with composition...

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Storyteller's Gallery

Region: Canada’s Musical Coast

Community: Judique

Storyteller’s Gallery and Siudiac Air An Urlar Historical Society is located the picturesque seaside village of Judique on the western...

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