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Cape Breton Island, Canada

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  • Official Cape Breton Island Tourism Office: Events
    • Cape Breton Island Festivals and Events
      Cape Breton Island
      Cape Breton Island has utopian effects on people, it slows them down; fills them with its beauty and humanity. A land where culture, music, art and laughter flourish. Visitors may return home after … more
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    • Nashville Nor' east
      Sydney, Nova Scotia
      May 23, 2014 - May 24, 2014
      With headlining act The Band Perry, Nashville Nor’east brings Nashville stars and the finest musicians on the East Coast together in a Country Music hoedown in Nova Scotia. … more
    • KitchenFest · Fèis a’Chidsin
      Cape Breton Island
      June 29, 2014 - July 5, 2014
      get ready for an island-wide kitchen ceilidh — 60 shows in 6 days! Plus a full schedule of events housed right on campus at the Colaisde na Gàidhlig! And get ready for our big homecoming day, Saturday, July 5, where we celebrate in fine style and kick off the summer with a bang! … more
    • The Ceilidh Cup
      Cape Breton Island
      July 7, 2014 - July 8, 2014
      The Ceilidh Cup combines the best in music and golf on some of Canada’s top courses. This unique experience attracts executive and avid golfers who are entertained first-class while supporting the Gordie Sampson Songcamp project. … more
    • Race the Cape
      Cape Breton Island
      July 19, 2014 - July 24, 2014
      Cape Breton Island is a sailors’ destination. Race the Cape is a sailor’s dream. Five days of challenging point to point racing through the amazing Bras d’Or and along Cape Breton’s rugged Atlantic coast. Seven nights of legendary Cape Breton food, hospitality and entertainment! … more

Cape Breton Island overview

What do you bald eagles, migrating whales, coal mining and Alexander Graham Bell have in common? (Besides that your grandfather can probably spout factoids about all of them.) Cape Breton, that's what. With learning opportunities at every turn, the island is an eclectic blend of rich histories. Hear Celtic music in the pubs of the Ceilidh Trail, get a taste of 18th-century military life at Fortess Louisbourg and see what life was like for early Scottish immigrants at the Highland Village Museum in Iona.
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