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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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Take a Seat and a Take a Tour

Regions: Cabot Trail, Bras d’Or Lake

Community: Baddeck

For many, a guided tour is the highlight of a museum visit. What better way to get a good overview of exhibits—and maybe even a story or t...


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Tetrahedral Kite Workshop

Regions: Cabot Trail, Bras d’Or Lake

Community: Baddeck

Let your imagination take flight! Bell invented the four-celled tetrahedral kite during his flight experiments at the turn of the last centu...


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