Cape Breton Island

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  • 1. Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site

    Museum/Gallery

    This may be Cape Breton's most remarkable attraction. After the French were forced out of mainland Nova Scotia in 1713, they established their...Read More

  • 2. Cape Breton Miners' Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Here you can learn about the difficult lives of the local men whose job it was to extract coal from undersea collieries. After perusing the...Read More

  • 3. Cossit House

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Built in 1787, this unpretentious wooden building was originally home to Reverend Ranna Cossit—Cape Breton's first protestant minister—his wife...Read More

  • 4. LeNoir Forge Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    This restored 18th-century French blacksmith shop occupies a handsome stone structure on the waterfront. In its 19th-century heyday, it supplied...Read More

  • 5. Marconi National Historic Site

    Historic District/Site

    On a spectacular headland, this site commemorates the spot at Table Head where, in 1902, Guglielmo Marconi built four tall wooden towers and...Read More

  • 6. Rita's Tea Room

    Restaurant–Sight

    The tiny community of Big Pond consists of a few houses dotted along the highway, but most people come to see one in particular: the former...Read More

  • 7. Sydney Mines Heritage Museum and Cape Breton Fossil Centre

    Sydney Mines | Museum/Gallery

    Two affiliated facilities across the harbor from Sydney proper chronicle the area's prehistoric and more recent pasts. The mines museum, which...Read More

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