Local Attractions

The area around Port Hood is known for delightfully warm waters and sandy beaches at Port Hood Provincial Park, Court House Beach, and a number of others on the Colindale Road.

Port Hood Provincial Park is an ideal place to take a break with a beach walk.

Get a taste of life in a rural Cape Breton community over the past two hundred years. A collection of artifacts traces the history of the fishing,farming, mining and lumbering life of this historic sea side community. View our collection of over four hundred Chestico House Histories, stories of Pioneer People and special historic events. A gift shop on site sells local handicrafts, plus a variety of books, CD’s, and tapes of local authors and musicians.

Placed on a hill overlooking Port Hood Harbour, the Peter Smyth stone house is one of the architectural treasures of Inverness County. It is the only stone house standing in the County which is built of dressed quarry stone.