Located on the Bras d’Or Lakes and adjacent to the St. Peter’s Canal, the Bras d’Or Lakes Inn is a modern 4 ½ STAR, 3 DIAMOND, air conditioned 19 unit hotel. We provide upgraded rooms, meals and offer waterside activities for those visiting Cape Breton and the area. Each room has a phone, wake-up calls, clock radios, coffee maker, fridge, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. We also have a hot tub, wireless internet, multiple menus and two lounges offering up local entertainment on most evenings during the summer. Kayaks and a canoe or pedal boat are available for rental as well.
The Coastal Market is located at 9853 Grenville St. in St. Peter’s N.S. The Coastal Arts & Culture Guild operates the event in the summer on most Sundays from 11 am to mid afternoon as well as during some special events. Products are handmade, original designs and/or locally produced. Check the website or Facebook page for current details.
Beautiful things from recycled things! Enjoy the strings after they’re done making music. Encore creates craft custom jewellery and decorative objects from your own instrument strings – or from our stock of strings previously played by famous, infamous, and absolutely unknown musicians. Custom pieces and standard designs available.
Stay at the Point Michaud Beach House and combine your sea-side holiday with an introduction to weaving. For guests staying a week or more Del offers a basic introduction to weaving that will send you home with an understanding of the craft and a scarf or a small table mat to prove it.
For 5 mornings you will receive 3 hours of instruction and assistance in the Grey Seal Weaving Studio that occupies the ground floor of the Point Michaud Guest House. You’ll help plan your project, set up the loom, practice techniques and weave your piece.
Kiss Me Arts – A Cape Breton Gallery is a locally owned art gallery and craft shop. The gallery carries an eclectic mix of original art and handcrafted items, all locally produced. We also carry art and knitting supplies and offer workshops on a variety of techniques including painting, knitting, and felting. We are open year round. Check our Facebook page for our business hours.
The MacAskill House Museum is the restored birthplace of noted marine photographer, Wallace MacAskill. The aim of the society is to preserve the memory of this talented native son, and to display the best of his works, both in photography and artifacts, in the setting where he grew up and where his interests were nurtured It is also the society’s aim to preserve a typical home of the 19th and early 20th century in rural Cape Breton, including furnishings and a reflection of life during this time period. The museum includes a collection of over one hundred of W.R. MacAskill’s pictures, most in original frames; books and several craft artifacts designed and made by him; and a modest but growing collection of cameras of the past 100 years.
MacIsaac Kiltmakers hand makes Scottish kilts for men, pipe bands, and highland dancers. We have had the good fortune to continually provide complete dance outfits for National and World champion dancers around the world.
Located on the west side of St. Peter’s Canal the Nicolas Denys Museum was built to commemorate the valiant efforts of the early settlers of the area in helping to make a nation in this vast wilderness. Of the many capable and hard working men and women who chose to settle here, the efforts of Nicolas Denys were the most out standing. It is most fitting that the museum is named in his honour. The museum contains artifacts identified with the Mi’Kmaw and the early French and British. It houses a small reference library of the history of this area and all of Cape Breton Island.
Housing mounts of many different local species of wildlife, and artifacts used in housekeeping and farming.
Paintings and handmade jewellery.