Mi-Carême Interpretative Center

Cultural Center Cape Breton

Did you know that...

the Mi-Carême centre is the only interpretive centre in Canada dedicated to the wonderfully whimsical Mi-Carême (Mid-Lent) celebration? A team of passionate guides cannot wait to greet you and tell you all about it!


Come discover everything about the centuries-old fantastic and fun-filled Acadian tradition of the Mi-Carême, which is still celebrated every winter in the Grand-Étang area.

Initiate yourself...

Art Studio Mi-Carême center
Our Experiences

year-round cultural events organized by the Mi-Carême Centre, in a casual, friendly and spirited atmosphere. You can always expect laughter, music and delectable Acadian tastes!

Come nourish your creative spirit with our Ocean Creations workshops, in a breathtaking ocean-shore setting!

Come enjoy...

to the art of disguise with our beautiful mask workshop! Be amazed by your own creativity as you craft your own mask, and bring home one of your most memorable souvenirs yet!

Following the workshop, enjoy a visit of the Mi-Carême’s museum area. The astonishing story of the Mi-Carême celebration is revealed to you through fun and original interactive displays - there is nothing quite like it!

Prepare to be...

Our Boutique Cultural Center

inspired and enchanted by the art-pieces displayed by the Mi-Carême Center! It is our mission to delight our visitors with the incredible craftsmanship of our local artists.

Their unique skill and knowledge have been handed down for generations, their creations are true gems of Acadian heritage! Make sure you also stop by our artisanal boutique, there are many locally handcrafted pieces that will make perfect gifts for those you love, or treasured souvenirs of Grand-Étang to take home with you.


51 Old Cabot Trail Road, Grand-Étang, Nova Scotia

Visit Us...

Centre de la Mi-Carême


Adult: (19 to 64) $5.00

Senior: (65 and over) $4.00

Student: $4.00

Child: (5 and under) Free

Family: (2 adults, 2–3 children) $12.00

Groups: (10+)

Tour group: $4.00 per person

School group: $3.50 per person

Mi-Carême Characters

How to find us

Once you are on the Cabot Trail and see the Grand Étang Harbour, turn onto the road that hugs the harbour and you will see the Mi-Carême Interpretative Centre. The Centre is located behind the LeMoine Co-op Store of Grand Étang. We are pleased to offer free parking at the site.

Season 2022 - Opening Times

June 29th 2022 to October 14th 2022 

Wednesday to Sunday: 10am to 4pm