Local Attractions & Activities

The area surrounding the Mac Leod Tourist Complex situated at Inverness, Broad Cove and Dunvegan are blessed by a masterpiece of wind, surf and color. As the hills sink into the Gulf they explode into a mirage of foliage, sand and undulating land formations. A profusion of activities, ceilidhs and rousing Scottish music are mixed with the melody of the pipes and the history of the transplanted Celt in New Scotland. Our history is evident at Broad Cove at the annual Broad Cove Scottish Concert, a cornucopia of Scottish talent amid friendly people rich in music and lore.

There is something for everyone in the village of Inverness by the sea: sun bathing, swimming, golfing, hiking, visiting local stores, galleries, museums and partaking in a ceilidh. We are your destination while visiting Cape Breton and the wonders at our doorstep. Enjoy our people, their life style and friendly nature. Failte!

Tourist Centers:

  • Inverness
  • Margaree Forks
  • Port Hastings

Beaches:

  • Inverness
  • Margaree Harbour
  • Port Hood
  • West Mabou

Waterfalls:

  • Egypt Falls, Piper's Glen (Scotsville)

Churches:

  • Stella Maris Parish
  • St. Margaret of Scotland
  • United Church

Museums:

  • An Drochaidh
  • Chestico Museum
  • Iona Highland Village
  • Mac Donald House Museum
  • Inverness Miners Museum
  • Salmon Museum

Shrine:

  • Mother of Sorrow Pioneer Shrine, Mabou

Galleries:

  • Inverness County Centre for the Arts
  • Mabou Art Gallery
  • Doug Fraser Gallery
  • Virginia McCoy Gallery

Fishing & Hunting:

  • Margaree Salmon River -- Contact: Margaree Valley Outfitters Greg & David Ross.
  • Registered fishing & hunting guides For Margaree Area, Contact Chaisson Housekeeping Cabins.
  • Contact The Margaree VIC

Harness Racing:

  • Inverness Raceway- Every Wednesday at 7:00pm & Sunday afternoon 2:00pm

Whale Watching:

Check at office for brochures on whale watching.

Golf Courses:

  • Cabot Links Golf Course, Inverness
  • Le Portage, Cheticamp
  • Highland Links, Ingonish
  • Dundee Resort
  • Bell Bay, Baddeck

MABOU HIGHLANDS HIKING TRAILS

MacKinnon Brook Trail:

This is a level, coastal trail, and is the extension of Sight Point Rd toward Mabou. The trail begins as a continuation of the road and follows the coast. At 0.2 km the Sight Point Trail departs left. From 3.0 km on several rockslides cross the old road. These are crossed at your own risk and with extreme caution. The trail ends on a back road to MacKinnon Brook. Turn left for Maclsaac Glen Trail (1.5 km) and Mabou (11 km)

Distance: 3.5 km (1.5 hr) one way. Access: Park (unobtrusively) at the end of Sight Point Rd.
 
Also see the Cape Mabou Trail Maps in our office.