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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!

Boardwalk 50/50 Draw

9th ANNUAL LOBSTER PICNIC—- JULY 11th,2015

CHESTICO DAYS JULY 27th – AUGUST 2nd,2015

Al MacInnis Sports Centre & Gym
The Al MacInnis Sports Centre has a well equipped fitness centre, restaurant and an NHL sized ice surface to serve your needs. Check out our website to see our…
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Beaches
Port Hood is known as being home to the warmest waters in Eastern Canada, but did you know that Port Hood has 5 sandy beaches all with their own unique attributes?…
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