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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

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

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!

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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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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