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Margaree Salmon Museum

60 East Big Intervale Road


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“Cape Breton offers a surprisingly large number of wonderful quirky museums.  My favourite, by far, was the Margaree Salmon Museum.” Alan Burdick, The New York Times.

Established in 1965, The Margaree Salmon Museum is located beside the Cabot Trail in Northeast Margaree, Cape Breton.  

This historical gem connects the people of the area to its natural resources and highlights their contribution to the history of the famed Atlantic Salmon.  Local guides made early angling icons famous through their river knowledge, often shared in innkeeper’s kitchens over home cooked meals. Or, even a wee dram.  Salmon angling Icons like John Cosseboom regularly camped on the river’s banks, Lee Wulff caught his first Atlantic Salmon here and the angling gear of a 1930’s British spy hangs here.  Their stories, and many others, plus numerous angling and non-angling artifacts from by-gone-years are housed here.  Come visit and listen to our curators talk about them. You’ll come back.


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