Join us on an Island-wide journey!

Yvette Rogers, Outreach Coordinator for the Celtic Colours International Festival, will guide you on a tour through different regions of Cape Breton Island. This nine-episode series highlights some of the Island’s incredible scenery and explores what makes Cape Breton so special.

We hope you enjoy this special series filmed in Unama’ki, the unceded and ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq people since time immemorial.


The Island we know as Cape Breton has been known for thousands of years as Unama’ki, which loosely translates to “Land of Fog”, the ancestral lands of the Mi’kmaq. This episode features an interview with Jeff Ward, General Manager of the Membertou Heritage Park.

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Industrial Cape Breton

Explore some of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, a community of communities, and the industrial history that has shaped this region. This episode includes a visit to the Cape Breton Miners Museum in Glace Bay.

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The South Coast

Cross the Canso Causeway and take a tour through Port Hawkesbury and Richmond County with a stop on Isle Madame. This episode includes a chat with Marg Herdman, member of the Isle Madame Lighthouse Preservation Society, and Shauna Austin, owner of Clairestone Inn.

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Acadian Coast

This episode focuses on the upper west coast of Inverness county, one of several Acadian regions on the Island. Joeleen Larade shares information on Le Conseil des arts de Chéticamp and what life is like here.

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Baddeck and St. Ann’s

This region of Victoria County has played host to a variety of activities during Celtic Colours over the Festival’s history. Learn more about Baddeck and Alexander Graham Bell’s life and work in this episode featuring a conversation with Melissa Nicholson, Interpreter at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site.

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The Musical Coast

Dance your way through some of southern Inverness County, where Gaelic music and local traditions flourish. This episode features a chat with Derrick and Melody Cameron, community volunteers and well-known local performers.

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From Lake Ainslie to the Margarees

Follow the lakes and rivers that lead you to Inverness and through the Margarees, finding rich heritage craft traditions and warm-hearted people along the way. Meet Mary MacNeil from the Visitor Information Centre, who shares her love of this region.

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The Bras d’Or Lake

The Bras d’Or Lake could be called the heart of the Island. This deep, vast, saltwater lake is surrounded by rich culture and beauty, and touches all four counties of the Island. Learn about Two-Eyed Seeing and spend some time on Eskasoni’s Goat Island Trail with Kieran Johnson, in this episode.

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Heading Down North

Make your way around the artisans’ loop, along the North Shore and up into the Highlands, exploring this inspiring and beautiful part of Victoria County. This episode features a stop in the community of Bay St. Lawrence, and a conversation with composer, author, and former lighthouse keeper Paul Cranford.

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