Here are a few activity ideas to assist you in making the most of your time during your stay at Nova Scotia’s Duck Cove Inn


Swim at 4 nearby sandy Beaches in the warm waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence – Margaree Harbour, Whale Cove, Chimney Corner, Belle Cote.


Play 4 fabulous Golf Courses – Cabot Links (3) in Inverness and LePortage (1) in Cheticamp.


Try Fly-fishing for Atlantic Salmon or Trout on the Margaree River or visit the Margaree Fish Hatchery or the Margaree Salmon Museum.

Sight Seeing

Enjoy a day trip tour (car, motorcycle, or bike) around the Cabot Trail, and breathe in the fresh air as you explore the many hiking trails and the spectacular ocean and cliffside scenery of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Experience the Skyline Trail or visit Meat Cove!

Out on the Water

Enjoy other water activities as whale watch cruises (Cheticamp or Pleasant Bay), stand-up paddle boarding, tubing on the Margaree, or hiking and swimming at the Gypsum Mine (Cheticamp).


Explore the villages along the Margaree River, from the mouth of the river, as it empties into the Gulf of St. Lawrence at Margaree Harbour up to the head waters at Big Intervale and Lake Ainslie, and hike to the Egypt Falls. Visit the local shops & stores and photographer Rob Romard’s Cape Breton mini-Gallery located at the Duck Cove Inn.


Stroll through the picturesque village of Margaree Harbour down to the Lighthouses, which overlook the harbour, and MacKinnon’s Beach, or drive to Belle Cote Beach and stroll along the commercial fishing wharves and meet the fishers as they return to shore with their catches. Determine why the lighthouses are regarded as Range Lights.