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St. Peter’s, Nova Scotia

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!

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