A father and son learn about Cape Breton Island's First Nation history at Membertou Heritage Park.

An Unforgettable Day Trip to Membertou Heritage Park

Anyone who has spent time on Cape Breton Island will tell you it offers an eclectic cultural expedition. One of the most enriching destinations for learning about Cape Breton’s rich history is the Membertou Heritage Park, just over an hour’s drive from Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort. Not only can you better understand the ancient Mi’kmaq …

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Strathspey Place Performing Arts Centre in Cape Breton

The emergence of Celtic music on the world stage has led to a focus on Inverness County, Cape Breton as a major repository of pure Scottish culture. Acadian and First Nations communities complement and enrich traditional Cape Breton Island music, dance, and folklore.
The need to preserve and promote this unique and diverse cultural heritage brought community groups together to envision a facility which would be appropriate for the performance, production, and training requirements of the region. The result is Strathspey Place, located at the Allan J. MacEachen International Academic & Cultural Centre along with Dalbrae Academy.
Strathspey Place is located on […]

Louisbourg on Cape Breton (A Fortress & More)

Louisbourg is a rich contributor to the culture and appeal of Cape Breton Island. A coastal community of just over a thousand residents, Louisbourg provides “Old World” emphasis, primarily through the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, the village’s driving economic force.
The site is a partial reconstruction of an 18th century French Fortress, which began construction in 1798, and became the French’s main commercial centre in the Maritimes, and a place of community. The fortress was subjected to multiple takeovers by the British, who dominated much of the maritime territory at the time. In the 1960s, the fortress was appropriated […]

Gaelic College, A Centre for Celtic Music & More Along the Cabot Trail

Welcome to the Gaelic College Is the kilted  man  playing bagpipes and standing in a parking lot simply  a lure for tourists into the Gaelic College of Arts and Crafts?   Possibly, but what better way to demonstrate the sight and sounds of a living culture than to enter into the gateway of this historic …

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Celtic Colours International Music Festival on Cape Breton

Interested in Celtic Music? (Discover Great Music Festival on Cape Breton–Celtic Colours) by Dr. Paul of Cabot Shores (first appeared www.ezinearticles.com) Celtic Colours International Festival happens every fall for 9 days and nights on Cape Breton Island. The Festival manages to combine great scenery and great Celtic music in over 40 concerts and 250 community events. …

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