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Colaisde na Gàidhlig | The Gaelic College

Colaisde na Gàidhlig | The Gaelic College

Experience Gaelic culture with concerts, ceilidhs (pronounced kay-lees), classes, and more! A visit to the Great Hall of the Clans gives you an inside look at the traditions of those who settled in this area. Learn about the art of kilt-making, try your hand at milling, and watch our resident weaver at the loom; all..

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Celtic Colours International Festival

Celtic Colours International Festival

The Celtic Colours International Festival is a unique celebration of Cape Breton Island’s living traditional culture. For nine days in October you’ll discover hundreds of events and activities taking place in communities around the Island. Since its introduction in 1997, Celtic Colours has grown to become one of Canada’s premiere musical events, and a cultural highlight of Nova..

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Highland Village Museum/Baile nan Gàidheal

Highland Village Museum/Baile nan Gàidheal

We are North America’s only living history museum for Gaelic language and culture. Our breathtaking 43-acre site features one of the most unbelievable views of the Barramens Strait, eleven historic buildings, including three frame houses (c1830-1900), a store, a carding mill, a church and a forge. Take part in a traditional céilidh, hear Gaelic singing,..

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Strathspey Place

Enriching performances of music, dance, and folklore, Strathspey Place is a 491-soft-seat theatre with state of the art sound and lighting, located on the Ceilidh Trail nestled among the rolling hills of Cape Breton Island. This area was settled some 300 years ago by emigrants from Scotland who brought their music, their dance, and their..

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Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design

Craft and art often mirror the heritage, lifestyle and geography of the region where artisans live and work – nowhere is this more evident than on Cape Breton Island. Artful surprises can be found tucked in the nooks and crannies around the Island. Potters on the North Shore, galleries in the Highlands, rug hookers in..

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Féis An Eilein

27th Annual Féis an Eilein August 15-19th, 2017  A Feis is a community-based festival designed to promote the Gaelic language and culture of an area in part through the provision of educational and social activities for people of all ages. The first Féis was held on the Isle of Barra in 1981. The community of Christmas..

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Keltic Lodge Resort and Spa

This historic Cape Breton resort, Keltic Lodge Resort and Spa, is located in the heart of Cape Breton Highlands National Park surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean with a spectacular view of Cape Smokey rising out of the sea. Keltic Lodge is the perfect spot for a Nova Scotia family vacation with recreation facilities on site..

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Inverary Resort

141 A/C units (K,Q,D): rooms, cottages with fireplace, and deluxe suites; 4-pc bath, CBTV, phone, Wi-Fi. Flora’s Restaurant & Celtic-style pub; entertainment. Spa, pool (in), hot tub, sauna, tennis, fitness centre, playground, bike rentals, bonfires. Private beach & marina; canoes, kayaks, pedal boats, fishing, saltwater swimming. Boat tours & golf available.

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Rita’s Tea Room

Enjoy warm hospitality, leisurely lunches, and home-style goodies (including our popular oat cakes) at Rita’s Tea Room in Big Pond on beautiful Cape Breton Island.  Rita’s Tea Room is situated in a converted one-room schoolhouse which was originally built in 1939. Cape Breton singer/songwriter Rita MacNeil lived there for a few years inviting many people to..

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Iona Heights Inn

The Iona Heights Inn is centrally located on Cape Breton Island along Highway 223, with an amazing view of the beautiful Bras d’Or Lake. Also on site are Jill’s Chocolates & Café and Frolic’n Folk Pub & Grill, where you can enjoy local entertainment and fare. We have 20 comfortable rooms with two double beds,..

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Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort

Awaken. Explore. Discover. Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort is a Wellness and Wilderness retreat centre located along the serene landscape of the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Open year round, Cabot Shores offers a mixture of outdoor adventure, interesting and relaxing accommodations and health services. We are also pet friendly! Enjoy your time with..

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Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages

The 150-acre estate of the award-winning Chanterelle Country Inn and Cottages celebrates the beauty and the bounty of Cape Breton Island. Situated on the Cabot Trail, it sits high on a brae overlooking the estuary of the North River as it flows into St. Ann’s Harbour. Our staff is pleased to provide personalized touring information..

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