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National Historic Sites

One small Island with big impact. Glimpse into the mind of a genius. Have a blast firing a 17th-century cannon. Stand on the same shores that launched the first transatlantic wireless message. Through four National Historic Sites, discover Cape Breton Island’s history from a global perspective.

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National Historic Sites

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Rum: The Spirit of Louisbourg

Region: Louisbourg Area

Community: Louisbourg

Discover the taste and aroma of Fortress™ Rum and the story of this drink made from sugar. Sample an authentic rum punch recipe and learn ...


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Alexander Graham Bell-Come Fly a Kite!

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Baddeck

Discover the role kites played in Alexander Graham Bell’s experiments with flight and learn about his giant tetrahedral kite. Childre...


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