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Artisans, Studios & Gift Shops

Meet dynamic artisans as you travel through our communities. From clay potters on the North Shore to Downtown art galleries and Highland rug hookers, you’ll find artful surprises and one-of-a-kind masterpieces tucked everywhere around Cape Breton Island. Search for the perfect piece of the Island to bring home or explore your own artistic prowess with creative hands-on experiences and artist-led workshops.

Artisans, Studios & Gift Shops

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Centre de la Mi-Carême

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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Glass Blowing Experience

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: North Shore

The experienced glass blower shows you how to make a piece then guides you make it. The next day when the glass comes out of the kiln you ge...


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La Goélette à Pépé Café

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Region: Cape Breton’s South Coast

Community: Arichat

Join us at La Goélette à Pépé Café where quality coffees, expresso and loose teas are just the beginning. Choose your favorite sweets a...


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LeNoir Forge Museum

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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Celtic Heart of North America

Experience Celtic Colours

Destination Cape Breton will be live streaming from Celtic Colours. Experience the music, energy and excitement as people come from far and wide to celebrate Celtic culture.

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