Port Hawkesbury is a town located on the southwestern end of Cape Breton Island, on the north shore of the Strait of Canso in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. Port Hawkesbury is a major service centre, located on the beautiful Strait of Canso, and offers a unique blend of economic, cultural and lifestyle opportunities to those living and visiting the area. Many of its residents work in large industries in an industrial park located in the adjacent community of Point Tupper, Richmond Country.
Port Hawkesbury is a major commercial and recreation centre located on the shores of the Strait of Canso. Year-round services include accommodations, banks, restaurants, shopping malls, liquor store and museums. Swimming, tennis, golfing, hiking, sailing, kayaking-all are within easy access.
Port Hawkesbury is home to festivals, signature cultural events and great public spaces and venues. The contributions of its arts and culture organizations and participants contribute immeasurably to our community’s well being. The Town of Port Hawkesbury is pleased to support this sector by providing an opportunity for cultural interests to flourish.