The Municipality of the County of Inverness is pleased to welcome you to one of Nova Scotia’s most pristine areas, Inverness County, comprising the western side of the beautiful Cape Breton Island, home to the world famous Cabot Trail, Ceilidh Trail, Lake Ainslie and Bras d’Or Lakes Scenic Drive. We encourage you to visit Inverness County and enjoy our wonderful seaside communities, sparkling beaches and miles of rugged shoreline. Stay awhile and take part in the many festivals and events where you will enjoy the charm, culture and history each individual community has to offer.
Inverness County has distinguished itself with celebrated men and women of vision and tenacity who have made their mark in the Church, politics, the academic world as well as the legal and teaching profession. From the settlement of Inverness County it has been characterized by an agrarian self-sufficiency that has sustained itself over hard times.
The Municipality of Inverness County, has a population of approximately 15,519. Despite the exodus of many of our young and talented youth, the county has been able to sustain itself and become a viable service center with a sustainable base. The landmass of the county stretches the western section of Cape Breton Island from the northern tip of Meat Cove to the southern section of Port Hastings. The main areas of employment are the primary industries of forestry, fishing and farming.
About Cape Breton Island
Come explore, meander and wander the island of Cape Breton. Cape Breton is an experience unlike any other. A boundless playground for those who are looking for incredible outdoor adventures, cultural experiences in music, song and dance. Lodging that will have you watching the sun rising over the waters.
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