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Visitor Centres

Want to find the closest kitchen party or need directions to a waterfall? No problem. A map of locations for the Roots & Boots Festival or directions to the Savoy Theatre for the Summertime Review? Check and check. Then again, you may just be looking for the Island’s best lobster dinner and nearest craft brewery. Whatever you need, we have the answers. And, with such friendly and welcoming locals at every turn, you might end up getting a personal invitation to supper.

Aerial view of a highway that winds through an ocean coastline

With eight Visitor Information Centres located throughout the Island, you’re never far from a local in-the-know. Whether you need information about where to go, what to do, where to stay, or who to see—our trained staff are keen to be of service.

Looking to learn more about our Island? Parks Canada offers information/interpretive services at the entrances to the Cape Breton Highlands National Park site in both Ingonish and Chéticamp. From port to park, island to inlet, we’re here to help you discover Cape Breton.

Port Hastings Provincial Visitor Information Centre

Address
96 Highway 4, Port Hastings, Nova Scotia, B94 1M4 (Ceilidh Trail)

Contact Information
T: 1-902-625-4201
F: 1-902-625-4085
E: [email protected]

Hours of Operation
April – December

Wireless/public computer access, washrooms, picnic tables, viewscape, gift shop, bike rack, payphones and display case from Cape Breton Crafts & Design displaying local crafts of Cape Breton.

St. Peters Visitor Information Centre

Address
10259 Granville Street, St. Peter’s, Nova Scotia, B0E 3B0

Contact Information
T: 1-902-535-2185
E: [email protected]

Hours of Operation
June to October 15 — 9:00am – 6:00pm daily

Sydney Port Visitor Information Centre

Address
74 Esplanade, Sydney, Nova Scotia, B1P 1A1

Contact Information
T: 1-902-304-1392
E: [email protected]

Hours of Operation
June – Mid-October
8:30am – 4:30pm daily

Inverness Visitor Information Centre

Address
15756 Central Ave, Inverness, Nova Scotia, B0E 1N0 (Route 19, Ceilidh Trail)

Contact Information
T: 1-902-258-3740

Hours of Operation
Mid-June – Mid-October

Baddeck Welcome Centre

Address
454 Chebucto Street, Baddeck, Nova Scotia, B0E 1B0

Contact Information
T: 1-902-295-1911

Hours of Operation
June – Mid-October

Chéticamp Information Centre

Address
15584 Cabot Trail, Chéticamp, Nova Scotia B0E 1H0

Contact Information
T: 1-902-224-2642

Hours of Operation
Year-round

Louisbourg Visitor Information Centre

Address
7495 Main Street, Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, B1C 1H6

Contact Information
T: 1-902-733-4636

Hours of Operation
The hours are daily 10am-6pm June – October

Margaree Visitor Information Centre

Address
7972 Cabot Trail, Margaree Forks, Nova Scotia, B0E 2A0

Contact Information
T: 1-902-248-2356

Hours of Operation
Mid-June – Mid-October

North Sydney Visitor Information Centre

Address
355 Purves St, North Sydney, NS B2A 1C6

Contact Information
T: 1-902-794-2524

Hours of Operation
Mid-June – Mid-October

Stories about the Island, by Locals and Visitors

Illustrated map of Cape Breton Island

Easy to Find. Hard to Leave.

There are direct flights to Sydney from Toronto and Montreal and from other North American and European cities via Halifax. If traveling by ground, the Trans-Canada Highway 104 leads to Cape Breton Island.

Getting Here and Around