Need a holiday idea for 2013?
You should consider Celtic Colours, a wonderful music festival held early October in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
We had a fantastic time there this year. In addition to nightly concerts, we took step dancing and square dancing lessons, went on a guided walk, toured the Cabot Trail (beautiful fall colours!) and checked out artisan shops. The Alexander Graham Bell Museum in Baddeck was well worth seeing as was the Highland Museum. Fortress of Louisbourg is also a first class tourist site.
Note: Think ahead and be prepared to book concert tickets and hotel reservations in July.