Things to do
The Big fiddle, fortress of louisbourg, miner museum, & more.
Our community has so much to offer. If you’re visiting the area, be sure to explore our local attractions and discover incredible sights here on Cape Breton Island.
Eskasoni Cultural Tours
Located across the Bras d’Ors Lakes, 20 minutes away is the Eskasoni First Nation, the largest Mi’kmaq community in the world. Deeply rooted within Eskasoni is the Mi’kmaq culture. home to the largest Mi’kmaq speaking community with close ties to traditional culture and beliefs. The Eskasoni community strives to be culturally rich and respectful of its ecosystem based on concepts of shared responsibility. Eskasoni First Nation offers a unique multi-cultural tour of Mi’kmaq and Gaelic culture. The tour includes two different and distinct cultures reflecting the parallels and common threads linking the cultures in history and in present day.
Fortress of Louisbourg
If you are looking for a bit of Cape Breton history then head to The Fortress of Louisbourg. A dedicated, National Historic Site of Canada. The 18th-century French fortress is a combination of original buildings and partial reconstruction that allows visitors to interact with live animators. Often host to many musical entertainment acts and special events, this is one local attraction you won’t want to miss.
The Big Fiddle
If you’re driving into Sydney for the day, stop by and have your photo taken beside the world’s largest fiddle. Located at the Port of Sydney, this iconic feature is approximately sixty feet high, and the fiddle and bow can even be heard treating guests to a dedicated medley! Officially named FIDHEAL MHOR A’ CEILIDH, or the Big Fiddle of the Ceilidh.
Membertou Heritage Park
The Membertou Heritage Park consists of a five-acre site that offers a living history of the people of Membertou. A large indoor exhibit and program area offers the visitor full immersion to an ancient culture.
Located 45 minutes from the resort in the town of Glace Bay, the museum is situated on one of the most picturesque coasts of Cape Breton Island, on a 15-acre site filled with wild roses and grasses, the Cape Breton Miners Museum pays tribute to the region’s long and rich history of coal mining. It is home to profound stories of miners and their families, and the resource that helped build a nation.
Cape Breton Farmer’s Market
Located in downtown Sydney, visit a year-round farmers market supporting local farmers, producers and artisans in Cape Breton.
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