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Step back in time to discover the historic sites, people, and innovation that shaped Cape Breton Island.

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Cape Breton Miners Museum

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Region: Sydney and Area / Marconi Trail

Community: Glace Bay

The Cape Breton Miners’ Museum in Glace Bay pays tribute to the contribution of the region’s coal miners and coal mining industry. The m...


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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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Alexander Graham Bell-Come Fly a Kite!

Regions: Cabot Trail, Bras d’Or Lake

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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Membertou Heritage Park

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Region: Sydney and Area / Marconi Trail

Community: Sydney

The Membertou Heritage Park consists of a five-acre site that offers a living history of the people of Membertou along with a large indoor e...


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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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