The 2022 Celtic Colours International Festival

After doing a bit of research, you’ll quickly come to realize that Cape Breton Island is teeming with things to do revolving around cultural experiences. From cherished Mi’kmaq history to Acadian fiddle jam sessions, there are endless ways to immerse yourself in the isle’s heritage. One way we’ll commemorate Cape Breton’s history and heritage this year is the Celtic Colours International Festival. This unique celebration is nine days in October, showcasing hundreds of activities and events. World-class musical performances, enriching learning opportunities, and unforgettable interpretive events are a few things you can expect.

Why the Celtic Colours International Festival is Special

The eclectic island of Cape Breton is a cultural culmination of French, Irish, Scottish, and Aboriginal Mi’kmaq people–just to name a few. Many generations of settlers brought unique facets of their homelands and, of course, the already present native customs. Traditional components such as songs, dances, clothing, and cuisine play an integral part in creating the Cape Breton cultural landscape as we know it today. One of the critical aspects separating the Celtic Colours Festival from other cultural celebrations is that there is not one but many venues. There are several places throughout Cape Breton where you’ll find these enlightening experiences, from old-time chapels to modern performance facilities.

Outstanding Musical Performances

You’re bound to discover some of the world’s best musicians in collaboration with Cape Breton’s finest. The Celtic Colours Festival’s far-reaching schedule features as many as six concerts daily, so you’ll want to plan accordingly. Seeing and hearing all the bands, singers, and dancers is impossible. Still, you’ll be able to experience a bit of everything if you play your cards right, thanks to the considerate scheduling created by the festival’s coordinators. Be sure to check out the venues and communities page and event schedule for more information.

World-Class Wilderness Resorts in Nova Scotia

With so many ongoing activities, events, and performances, you’ll want to stay at a centralized location to maximize your Celtic Colours Festival experience. Thankfully, Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort offers a unique assortment of accommodations and ideal access to the Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia’s world-renowned scenic byway. Whether you decide to camp or stay in a yurt, dome, chalet, or lodge, Cabot Shores will make you feel at home on Cape Breton Island. To find out more or make reservations, please don’t hesitate to reach out online or call us at 866-929-2584.