Things to do

"Stepdance Extravaganza." from the DVD Live in Cape Breton, Natalie MacMaster

We don't mean to brag but we have to. From sunrise to sunset we have an abundance of "things to do" that will leave you wanting to catch tomorrow's sunset too!

3-Fiddler Concert-Ceilidhs

Listen to Cape Breton's finest fiddlers or even learn to square dance in a welcoming venue with superb acoustics! Featuring the best players on the Island considered some of the finest in the Celtic fiddle world, along with emerging talents, and impromptu guest performers. The atmosphere is informal, the acoustics are excellent, and the local crowd graciously shares the love of their music and dance with visitors from near and far. Located on the grounds of the Normaway Inn, Egypt…

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A Great Day Fishing

Opens: Thursday, June 1 until Tuesday, October 31

Fly fishing Guide Jimmie Pedersen invites you to come fly fish for Wild Atlantic Salmon on the Heritage Margaree River, only 20 min drive from the Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs golf course. World class fly fishing, all equipment included. Expert or beginner, I will provide a great day fishing. 

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A Taste of l’Acadie

Date: Monday, July 4 2016 to Monday, August 29 2016

Roll up your sleeves, grab your graters and learn to make Acadian potato pancakes, or "crepes au rapage", as you sing along to centuries-old-traditional songs. Better try the molasses! Mondays | July 4 - August 29 July: 7:00 p.m. August: 6:30 p.m. $22 per person Visitors must pre-register at the Parks Canada Visitor Centre in Chéticamp. For more information: 902-224-2306.

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Airmac Flight Centre

Airmac Flight Center offers sight seeing flights, air charters, aerial photography, and flight training on Cape Breton Island. The Airport is becoming increasingly popular as a fly-in tourist destination due to its location close to places on interest on Cape Breton Island and the eastern mainland of Nova Scotia. The Airport is open year round and welcomes business from locals as well as visiting pilots and passengers and the general public. Aviation fuels (100LL and Jet-A) are available at the Airport. 

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Aisling Gallery and Custom Framing

Aisling Gallery and Custom Framing sells framed artwork buy local artists and custom framing on just about anything.

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An Drochaid (The Bridge)

Opens: Wednesday, June 28 until Monday, August 28

An Drochaid (The Bridge) Museum is located in Mabou (60 km / 37 mi from the Canso Causeway) on Cape Breton Island. Formerly a general store (c. 1874), the building now serves as a centre for research and local music, Gaelic language activities, cultural activities, local artefacts, and genealogical and historical records. Throughout the year, An Drochaid (The Bridge) hosts a series of ceilidh concerts, storytelling, a Gaelic conversation group and lessons, and music and dance lessons. Bus tours are welcome.

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Ann Schroeder Studio – Fine Art Quilts

Opens: Thursday, June 1 until Sunday, October 15

A spectacular sea view and a warm welcome await you at Ann Schroeder’s home studio.In Mabou Harbour, winds blow fiercely, the ocean is bright or dark, hillsides sprout hay bales, and fiddlers play under starry skies. This rich brew infuses Ann’s painterly wall quilts that evoke Cape Breton’s landscapes, weather, and music.You'll also find a large assortment of unique hand-dyed silk, cotton, and rayon scarves.Nearby attractions include the Red Shoe Pub, Mabou Farmers Market, beautiful West Mabou Beach, Glenora Distillery,…

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Antiques and Art Kirkwood Gallery

Kirkwood Gallery is an antique shop located in Lake Ainslie and the proprietors are very knowledgeable about the history, culture and nature of Lake Ainslie.  You will be certain to find a one of a kind item at the Kirkwood Gallery, whether it be a painting or an antique. (Hours: Wed. to Sat. 10am to 5pm, and on other days or evenings by chance or appointment).

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Artisans Collective

Opens: Thursday, June 15 until Sunday, October 15

Local artisans operate a seasonal gift shop offering quality hand-crafted items for purchase, including quilts and quilted items, knitted and crocheted hats, mittens and scarves, woven blankets, table runners and place-mats, wooden vases and bowls, keyrings and seam rippers, baby gift items and a large assortment of hand-made gift products.

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Atlantic Salmon Fly Fishing Guide – Margaree River

Opens: Thursday, June 1 until Tuesday, October 31

Atlantic Salmon fly fishing guide on the famous Margaree River, as well as the Cheticamp River & other Cape Breton rivers on the Cabot Trail.The Margaree River is only a short 20 minute drive from the Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs golf courses. These 'true links' golf courses are remarkably already ranking as one of the most noteworthy golfing destinations! Daily rates and half day rates, equipment supplied. Book your adventure today!

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Barb’s Quilts

Opens: Monday, May 1 until Wednesday, November 1

Traditional quilts, ready-made and custom; all sizes available.

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Beautiful Pottery in the Margaree Valley

Cape Breton Clay is created by Margaree Valley native Bell Fraser. Bell’s detailed drawings of local shellfish, flora and fauna are incorporated into her platters, bowls and plates in ways that are refreshing and bold. Located in one of the loveliest parts of the Island, this gallery sits on the property where she was born and raised. Bell’s work has been celebrated for years in publications across North America and the gallery is open most days from mid-June to late…

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Bellmeade Farm Shoppe

The Bellemeade Farm Shoppe is  located in Mabou, Nova Scotia, on the rugged west coast of Cape Breton Island.  Our flock of sheep is shorn once a year in the spring and their wool is transformed into a variety of unique, handmade products!  Our shoppe retails sheepskin products, hand-dyed yarn, and knitting supplies, as well as handwoven items and handcrafted knitwear crafted in our tiny textile studio above the store. Studio Hours:Open mid July through to October, daily 9:00am - 5:00pm,…

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Big Intervale Fishing Lodge – Restaurant

Date: Sunday, May 1 2016 to Sunday, October 30 2016

After a day of fly fishing or exploring the beaches or hiking through the hills exploring with colours, there is no better way to end your day than to dine in our casual dining room and to enjoy delicious fresh seafood, fish and our tantalizing swiss cuisine to which we are renown. And to finish off the evening we invite you to our cozy lounge. While sipping on a drink by the evening fire and exchanging the daily events with…

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Cabot Cliffs

Opened for preview play in 2015, Golf Digest named Cabot Cliffs ‘The Best New Course in North America’, followed by ‘#19 of the 100 Greatest Courses in the World.’ This stunning layout, crafted by golf architecture titans Coore and Crenshaw, features 6 par 3's, 6 par 4's and 6 par 5's - a unique combination of challenge and stunning landscapes that make for an unforgettable round. Lose yourself in a place that is off the beaten path and far from…

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