Arts & Culture
From songwriting to fired pottery to rug hooking, Cape Breton’s creative sector is rich with talent and creative minds. You can visit local artisans’ shops, the Centre for Craft and Design and many more. Click here to see the 2022 Artisan Trail Map.
Cape Breton – Unama’ki is home to a number of historic sites. It’s also home to the Bras D’or Lake Biosphere UNESCO Reserve. Below are a list of historic sites where you can learn about the history of the Island and embrace the Cape Breton – Unama’ki culture.
- St. Peter’s Canal National Historic Site
- Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
- Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site
- Marconi National Historic Site
Cape Breton is an island of story-tellers. For decades our culture and way of life have come to life on stages across the Island. Creative writers set the scene in many genres from comedy to music to drama.
These are some of the main stages to see these productions come to life:
- Highland Arts Theatre
- Strathspey Performing Arts Centre
- Savoy Theatre
- Theatre Baddeck
- Louisbourg Playhouse
- Boardmore Playhouse
Cape Breton Island also is rich in published authors of genres all across the spectrum – from fiction, non-fiction, speculative fiction, memoir and poetry. Be sure to ask for a list of local authors at any local bookstore or library.Click here to submit an addition/edit to this page
Last Modified: June 10, 2022