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Port Hood is a vibrant, seaside community on the west coast of Cape Breton Island, and the capital of Inverness County, Nova Scotia. You’ll find us on the Ceilidh Trail, approximately 30 minutes north from the Canso Causeway, which links mainland Nova Scotia to Cape Breton Island.

We have miles of sandy beaches on the warmest waters in eastern Canada. We host the annual Chestico Days and Lobster Picnic festivals. We are the home of NHL Hall of Famer Al MacInnis, CFL champion Bruce Beaton, the late “Godfather of Celtic Music” John Allan Cameron, and former Olympian Duncan Gillis, not to mention 2008 Canadian Idol runner-up, Mitch MacDonald!

Sunset Sands RV Park
Seconds from our sandy beaches. Our RV Park is sure to please you with large lots, beautiful views, weekly concerts in July & August,heated pool,a gym and much…
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Chestico Museum
Operated by the Chestico Museum & Historical Society, which was formed in 1978, the museum officially opened in 1986 in a building that was formerly the Harbourview…
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