Cape Breton as a Travel Destination
Cape Breton is ranked among the top tourist destinations in the world, and is renowned for its natural beauty, its history, as well as its traditional music and culture. Its Mi’kmaq, Celtic, and Acadian cultures are on full display on the island during the summer and fall months. Its industrial history and diverse immigrant cultures are curated and interpreted in various venues in the greater Sydney area.
Delegates who wish to experience some of these regional treasures before or after the conference may want to look into such attractions as the Cabot Trail, the Alexander Graham Bell Museum (Baddeck), the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre (Judique), the Mi- Careme Centre (near Cheticamp), the Fortress of Louisbourg, the Highland Village (Iona), the Glace Bay Miners’ Museum, the Old Sydney Society, the Whitney Pier Historical Society, among others.
For help planning your visit, you may wish to consult the following websites:
For local events, visit:
Also, concurrent with conference weekend and continuing until October 15th, 2016 is the Celtic Colours International Festival, which is celebrating its 20th year this year! For more information, visit:
Cape Breton’s location on the Atlantic Seaboard means that its weather can be variable, so please come prepared for changes. Temperatures in early October tend to range between 8-12 degrees Celsius. It can also often be rainy. We recommend that you bring a sweater and rain jacket as well as an umbrella.