Richmond County is the gateway to the Bras d’Or Lakes. Here you can experience the Atlantic Ocean coastline on sandy beaches or on the water in a kayak or sailboat. Journey through St. Peter’s Canal or go overland to the Bras d’Or Lakes and explore the waters and shores of Canada’s inland sea.
These waters still influence the Acadian, Irish, Mi’kmaq and Scottish heritage that built Cape Breton. Enjoy fresh, local seafood in a place where the fishery is part of our heritage. Camp by historic St. Peter’s Canal, walk, cycle or kayak to a lighthouse, learn about the past at their museums, visit one of our 19th Century churches, or build your own in the sand on one of their beaches.
The history and heritage of lighthouses, sailing ships and fisheries, the balance of French Acadian and English languages, and the relaxed island lifestyle inspire the musicians and artisans who live and work here. Richmond Country has something from everyone, with festivals and events throughout the year highlighting the many talents and unique history of the region.