Centre de la Mi-Carême

The Centre de la Mi-Carême is located in the village of Grand-Ėtang in Inverness County, Cape Breton Island. Bus tours are welcome.

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Margaree Salmon Museum

“Cape Breton offers a surprisingly large number of wonderful quirky museums.  My favourite, by far, was the Margaree Salmon Museum.” Alan Burdick, The New York Times.Established in 1965, The Margaree Salmon Museum is located beside the Cabot Trail in Northeast Margaree, Cape Breton.  This historical gem connects the people of the area to its natural resources and highlights their contribution to the history of the famed Atlantic Salmon.  Local guides made early angling icons famous through their river knowledge, often shared…

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Father John Angus Rankin Cultural Centre

Local archives, with material dating back to 1800s; C@P site (public access to Internet and e-mail); kitchen ceilidhs; Gaelic resource centre (children's Gaelic workshops in summer, other workshops); weaving demonstrations; genealogy research. Ceilidh Days first weekend of July; Celtic Colours venue in October per Covid restrictions.

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MacDonald House Museum

Contact the museum for more information about group tours and special demonstrations.

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Les Trois Pignons: Museum of the Hooked Rug and Home Life

Les Trois Pignons houses the Museum of the Hooked Rug and Home Life, an Acadian, cultural, genealogical and visitor information centre. Located in Chéticamp, on the world famous Cabot Trail, the museum joins the story of the area's settlement with that of the evolution of hooked rugs. The gallery features traditional antiques and contemporary hooked rugs created by local craftspeople as well as masterpieces by world renowned wool artist Elizabeth LeFort. Visitors are also invited to watch rug hooking demonstrations and…

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Elizabeth Lefort Gallery

Her work has been shown in Toronto, Montreal, St. John, Moncton, Sydney, San Diego, Phoenix, and other places. The Dr. Elizabeth Lefort Gallery, located in Chéticamp, Nova Scotia, holds the largest collection of her work, including "The Crucifixion" which spans 3m x 1.7m and required the dyeing of some 510 colours. She was appointed a member of the Order of Canada in 1987 and received an honorary doctorate from the Université de Moncton in 1975.Elizabeth's piece titled Canadian Centennial 1967…

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Glenora Distillery

You'll also find an inn, pub, dining room and gift shop surround a courtyard with a running brook. Enjoy the scenic grounds and be sure to take in one of the free daily ceilidhs. Mountainside chalets are also available. Bus tours and groups welcome (by appointment).

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Artisans Collective

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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Strait Area Museum

History comes alive in this modern museum overlooking the Strait of Canso. Displays on the construction of the Canso Causeway and its impact on the people and communities in the area, model ship display, local history, early 20th-century lifestyle, railroads, and ferries. Extensive archives and materials for genealogical research available on-site. Personalized tours of the museum are given. Be sure to visit our gift shop, which features handmade products by local quilters, crafters, and woodworkers. Stop by our gazebo and enjoy…

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Orangedale Railway Station Museum

Award-winning museum in one of Cape Breton’s oldest ICR railway stations, dating from 1886: railway artifacts, stationmaster quarters, waiting rooms and office. Some rolling stock on site; interpretive centre. Wheelchair-accessible on first floor of the Stationhouse and on both floors of the Interpretive Centre. Also open for Storytelling Day in October and other special events, by appointment or check locally.

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