Cape Breton Island is an island within the Province of Nova Scotia located on the Atlantic shore area of the country. Cape Breton Island is situated near the east-northeastern part of the mainland, with its western and northern shoreline is located within the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.
The Island of Cape Breton has a vibrant arts scene and rich culture, and it celebrates its predominant Acadian, Scottish, Mi'kmaq, African, and Irish culture through its various visual, cultural and musical arts. The Savoy Theatre is the usual venue utilized for lots of artists, like the Cape Breton artists, Stomping Tom Connors, Maureen Forrester, the Atlantic Symphony, Neptune Theatre, the Canadian Opera Company, and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Its theatre has several performing local groups and individuals, and it offers lots of cultural experiences through its performances and tours. Arkandor is an inland sea that is set amidst the backdrop of the Island of Cape Breton. It could be utilized for performances of different kinds such as chamber music, solo recitals, theatrical sketches, and poetry readings due to its exceptional acoustics. Louisbourg Playhouse was constructed as a part of the 1993 Walt Disney film: "A Warrior's Tale." It was filmed at historic Louisbourg, and it has a performing arts centre for the community and hosts numerous international and local performances.
The Gaelic College of Celtic Arts and Crafts was established in 1938 to promote the traditions, customs, arts, crafts, language, music, and culture of the immigrants from the Highlands of Scotland. It has a global reputation for its contribution towards the preservation of the culture of the Scottish Highlanders. The Octagon Arts Centre is near the Markland Resort in Dingwall. It is a performing arts centre that features a chamber music series during June to September. The Celtic Music Interpretive Center is a unique establishment that was intended to share the culture of Cape Breton with everyone. Here, professional musicians talk about their traditional music and offer live demonstrations to tourists. Wagmatcook Culture and Heritage Centre is a rich oasis which shows breathtaking views of the Bras d'Or Lakes. It is near state of the art boardrooms, golf courses and meeting and conference facilities. Perfect for group meetings, its custom packages make group sessions more enjoyable and easier for everyone. Cape Breton Center for Craft and Design provides the true expression of artists' creativity. Here, tourists would find conventional craft techniques along with modern pieces.
The Sydney Coal Field within the southeastern part of the island along the Atlantic Ocean are the two main coal deposits which have driven the Industrial Cape Breton economy throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Glace Bay is the 2nd biggest urban community in population and was the island's major coal mining centre until the 1980's. Tourism is likewise a profitable business specially during the post-Second World War. Whale-watching, the Celtic Colours Festival, and the promotions of the Gaelic College of Celtic Arts and Crafts are among the most well-known tourist attractions in the area.