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Welcome to St. Peter’s, the “Gateway to the Bras D’Or”

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The village of St. Peter’s in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia has a fascinating history dating to 1650 when it was settled by adventurer Nicolas Denys. Today, the remains of forts which were the first line of defense and a source of supply for the Fortress Louisbourg are waiting to be explored in Battery Provincial Park, were a series of walking trails takes you through the park and around the village. The famous St. Peter’s Canal, a National Historic site which joins the Atlantic Ocean to the sparkling Bras D’Or Lake, winds it’s way through Battery Provincial Park, creating a popular spot for fishing, picnicking, swimming and site seeing. The Nicolas Denys Museum, adjacent to the canal, tells the story of this famous explorer and fur trader. A full service marina on the Bras D’Or Lake side of the canal can accommodate fishing and pleasure boats of all kinds.


St. Peter’s, the birth place of world famous marine photographer, Wallace R. MacAskill is a must see. MacAskill’s 115 year old home displays over 100 hand tinted photographs and artifacts dating back to the early days of photography. MacAskill’s famous Bluenose photo is still reproduced on the Canadian dime. St. Peter’s, a full-service community, bustles with activity all summer long, with the annual Nicolas Denys Days Festival
taking place the first week of August.

 

As the commercial center of Richmond County, it offers accommodations, camping,
restaurants, coffee shops, grocery store, gift and craft shops, pharmacies, bank, instant teller, liquor store, service stations,
museums and recreational facilities. Whether you’re looking for fine dining, local entertainment, a cosy place to stay or just a place to relax and enjoy the day, St. Peter’s offers it all with a safe small town atmosphere.

 

So visit us today, relax and enjoy our friendly people and warm hospitality! click for more info...

Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada

Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada

A visit to the Fortress of Louisbourg — the largest reconstructed 18th-century French fortified town in North America — is a series of experiences that set a mood. Ramparts, streets, households and interpreters help to create the look, texture and mood of another century. Cannons on stone ramparts, a busy waterfront tavern and the crackling of a kitchen fire all tell how people of a different age lived and worked.
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Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site of Canada

Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site of Canada

A unique exhibit complex where models, replicas, photo displays, artifacts, and films describe the fascinating life and work of Alexander Graham Bell. Special events such as Harvest Home complement the offering of activities on this site, situated on 10 hectares of landscaped grounds overlooking scenic Bras d'Or Lake and Baddeck Bay.
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Cape Breton Highlands National Park of Canada

Cape Breton Highlands National Park of CanadaThe headlands and cliffs of Cape Breton Highland tower over the rich, natural heritage that is all around. Home to the famous Cabot Trail, the land is blessed with spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife and a human history that stretches back to the last Ice Age. The park offers many accessible treasures and experiences remarkable in their diversity, beauty an wonder.
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Marconi National Historic Site of Canada

Marconi National Historic Site of Canada

This national historic site of Canada honours Marconi's role in the development of today's network of global communications. In 1902, the first official wireless message was sent from this site across the Atlantic Ocean to England. Visitors can see the Wireless Hall of Fame and walk the interpretive trail to the original transmission station.
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