About Arts North

Nova Scotia is home to many world-class craft producers, many of whom live and work on Cape Breton Island. The majority of artists do not open their studios to the public and so we bring them to you! Over 20 local producers of fine craft consign their work to Arts North and we are proud to feature their creations in our Cabot Trail gallery.

Since opening in the late 1970’s Arts North has been attracting some of the finest craft producers on Cape Breton Island. As you browse our collections, you will notice a theme emerge – our artists find creative inspiration in the Island’s iconic landscapes and natural beauty.

We invite you to visit Arts North – look for our signs on the Cabot Trail.

We are located a few kilometres southwest of Cape North Village, the northern tip of the Island. Our gallery is open June 1st – October 25th (hours vary per month). June and September 9 A.M. to 6 P.M., July and August 9 A..M. to 7 P.M., and October 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.

Where the mountains meet the sea...

The northeastern-most region of Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Island,  is world-renowned for its majestic seascapes and epic natural beauty.

The northern section of the Cabot Trail stretches from the French Acadian Village of Cheticamp on the Island’s west coast, northward through Pleasant Bay, to Cape North and Bay St. Lawrence, and southeast to Ingonish. This region boasts some of the most magnificent scenery in all of North America. Here the low mountains of the northern Appalachian chain expose their rugged flanks to the crashing Atlantic ocean, while their flat tops hide wilderness plateaus where moose live in abundance and guided hikers revel in the undisturbed beauty unfolding before them.

We invite you to discover all that Cape Breton has to offer. Visit the Island’s official tourism website and plan your visit today!