Cape Breton Island

Cape Breton Island Travel Guide

Pop in for the handsome leather buckets and bags.

LeFort's hooked portraits of Jackie Kennedy and various Canadian prime ministers are astonishing in their obsessiveness, as is her 80-square-foot depiction of the Resurrection, which required eight miles of yarn and two million stitches, and is shown in a gallery with piped-in Gregorian chants.

A jumbled, items-spilling-off-of-shelves knitting store.

Swoon over the heaps of handmade rugs and socks at the Co-op Artisanale in Cheticamp.

The Black Sheep Gallery was a former fish plant in West Jeddore that now sells folk and outsider art.

The festival glorifies all things Gaelic with traditional dances, workshops (learn to step-dance), and language classes (did you know that am foghar is Gaelic for "autumn"?).

The funky, two-floored shack on the side of the road in Margaree Forks, carries campy stock.