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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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LeNoir Forge Museum

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Region: Cape Breton’s South Coast

Community: Arichat

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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Centre de la Mi-Carême

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Region: Canada’s Musical Coast

Community: Grand Etang

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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Les Trois Pignons

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Chéticamp

Built in 1978 at the entrance to Chéticamp Harbour by La Société Saint-Pierre as a cultural and information centre, Les Trois Pignons pla...

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Acadian Culture and Cuisine

Region: Cape Breton’s South Coast

Community: Arichat

Explore the wild, natural beauty of Isle Madame, and discover the traditional culture and cuisine of the Acadian people. Practice your Frenc...

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