Meat Cove Chowder Hut

Drop in for a bowl of seafood chowder, mussels, lobster, or one of the many other tasty dishes served up hot at our very own "Chowder Hut Restaurant", then wash it down with a cold beer on our licensed deck!

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Iron Mountain Wilderness Cabins

Refresh, relax and reconnect with nature at Iron Mountain Wilderness Cabins. Located on Whycocomagh Mountain in the central Cape Breton Island highlands, we invite you to break away from the crowds and gain a new perspective from our brand new off-grid camping cabin facility. We are less than 5km from the TransCanada Highway 105 in Whycocomagh, NS. We offer 5 heated, year-round insulated cabins available for nightly rentals. Each cabin includes: 1 queen bed with 2 pillows, 2 twin bunk beds with a…

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Orangedale Railway Station Museum

Award-winning museum in one of Cape Breton’s oldest ICR railway stations, dating from 1886: railway artifacts, stationmaster quarters, waiting rooms and office. Some rolling stock on site; interpretive centre. Wheelchair-accessible on first floor of the Stationhouse and on both floors of the Interpretive Centre. Also open for Storytelling Day in October and other special events, by appointment or check locally.

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Strathspey Performing Arts Centre

Nestled in the rolling hills of Inverness County on beautiful Cape Breton, this world-class professional theatre has played host to international and local performers alike. Our 488-seat theatre provides excellent acoustics, making every performance memorable. From live theatre to international singer-songwriters, Strathspey Performing Arts Centre has shows for visitors of all ages. As an integral piece of the community for locals and a “must-see” for visitors, this venue has a passion for performance!Please visit our website for an up-to-date list…

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Father John Angus Rankin Cultural Centre

Local archives, with material dating back to 1800s; C@P site (public access to Internet and e-mail); kitchen ceilidhs; Gaelic resource centre (children's Gaelic workshops in summer, other workshops); weaving demonstrations; genealogy research. Ceilidh Days second weekend of July; Celtic Colours venue in October.

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Whycocomagh Provincial Park

Opens: Thursday, June 9 until Sunday, October 16

Whycocomagh Provincial Park occupies a dramatic hillside overlooking the Skye River Valley and the Bras d’Or Lakes. This is a quiet scenic setting for camping and hiking, or as a base from which to take in the area’s many attractions. Fall colours make the park a “must-visit” location in October.  A series of hiking trails (5 km / 3 mi total)  lead to five Salt Mountain look-offs offering excellent views of the Bras d'Or Lakes.  From the park, eagles may…

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Cheticamp Campground – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Opens: Friday, May 20 until Sunday, October 23

Located in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, this is a quiet family campground with the mountains as a backdrop by the Chéticamp River. Approximately 8 km north of the village of Chéticamp. 122 sites (most have fireplaces) with 69 tenting, 24 hook-up sites (E, W, Se; 15 & 30 amp),14 with electrical, 10 oTENTiks and 5 equipped camping sites.  Accessible sites are available. Campground Services:Washrooms with hot showers and flush toiletsPotable waterKitchen shelters with picnic tables and wood stovesVisitor Centre close by with…

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Mabou Rivers Trail (part of Celtic Shores Coastal Trail)

The Mabou Rivers Trail section of the Celtic Shores Coastal Trail can be accessed from Route 19 at four points. The first access point (Trail Marker 55) is on Route 19 about halfway between Port Hood and Mabou. Parking is available on the left side of the road at this junction. Entering here, you will travel several kilometers through a canopied section, but soon the trail opens up and meanders alongside the South West Mabou River. This section of the…

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Chestico Trail (part of Celtic Shores Coastal Trail)

Length: 17 km (10.5 mi) – Little Judique Harbour to Zutphen Farm Southwest Mabou River (linear)Cell Service: YesDogs Permitted: On Leash Trail Surface: Very good, crushed gravel surfacing for approximately 15 km (9 mi) before entering a moderate unsurfaced section for about 3 km (2 mi).The Chestico Trail section of the Celtic Shores Coastal Trail begins at the causeway in Little Judique Harbour. The causeway, which crosses the harbour offers views of herons perched on the shallow flats or fishing boats…

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Elizabeth Lefort Gallery

Elizabeth LeFort learned rug hooking from her mother at a young age. She continued to develop her own skills, experimenting with composition and colour. LeFort’s process later included hand dyeing all her own colours for designs that she sketched. Initially she worked in landscapes, drawing from existing photographs and illustrations. Particularly skilled at replicating photographs, LeFort was the first to create highly detailed portraits with wool. Some of her most known works include portraits of Pope Pius XII, President Eisenhower,…

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