Battery Provincial Park
The 150 acre Provincial Camp and Picnic site was first operated in 1967; it is on the East side of the St. Peter’s Canal. It offers 53 open and wooded overnight sites (21 serviced, 32 un-serviced; 4 pull-throughs) located on a picturesque hillside. There is a picnic area and beach offered for day use as the park borders the Atlantic Ocean. Visitors to the park may also enjoy a hike to the top of Mt. Grenville via a footpath trail.
Address: 10110 Grenville Street, Route 4 East of St. Peter’s
Phone: 902-535-3094 or 1-888-544-3434
Canal Landing is located at the ocean end of the St. Peter’s Historic Canal. It is a welcoming centre, developed in partnership between St. Peter’s and Potlotek First Nation. There are local crafts, food and souvenirs for sale and bikes, kayaks, pedal boats and Eclipse standup pedal boards for rent. Various tours and other experiences are offered as well.
Address: 16o Toulouse Street, St. Peter’s
Cape Breton Sailing Charters
Experience Cape Breton from the water! Join Captain Greg for a unique sailing adventure on Canada’s largest inland sea, the Bras d’Or Lake, up close to the natural wonders at sea and along the shore. Take the helm, handle the sail, have an intro or refresher lesson – or just kick back and relax!
Address: P.O.Box 178, St. Peter’s
Cape Breton Sailing School
Based at the St. Peter’s Lions Club Marina, Cape Breton’s Premier Sailing School offers sailing lessons on their well equiped C&C 37. Adrian Rogers, the school’s owner and instructor, has been sailing for over forty years and holds a RYA Offshore Yachtmaster Certificate. With over 100,000 miles at sea, Adrian has vast experience and skillfully passes that knowledge onto his students. Support goes beyond the course – Adrian is always available to help and advice, and is regularly helping current and former students with prospective boat purchases!
Address: 32 Lions Avenue, St. Peter’s
Jerome Point Lighthouse
The lighthouse on Jerome Point is a wooden, square, pyramidal tower that has a height of almost eleven metres. It was built in 1956. The first lighthouse was completed in 1883. The lighthouse is located on the entrance road to Battery Provincial Park.
Address: 10110 Grenville Street, Route 4 East of St. Peter’s Canal
MacAskill House Museum
The MacAskill House Museum is the restored birthplace of noted marine photographer, Wallace MacAskill. The aim of the society is to preserve the memory of this talented native son, and to display the best of his works, both in photography and artifacts, in the setting where he grew up and where his interests were nurtured It is also the society’s aim to preserve a typical home of the 19th and early 20th century in rural Cape Breton, including furnishings and a reflection of life during this time period. The museum includes a collection of over one hundred of W.R. MacAskill’s pictures, most in original frames; books and several craft artifacts designed and made by him; and a modest but growing collection of cameras of the past 100 years.
Address: 7 MacAskill Drive
Phone: 902-535-2531 or 902-535-2454
Nicolas Denys Museum
Located on the west side of St. Peter’s Canal the Nicolas Denys Museum was built to commemorate the valiant efforts of the early settlers of the area in helping to make a nation in this vast wilderness. Of the many capable and hard working men and women who chose to settle here, the efforts of Nicolas Denys were the most out standing. It is most fitting that the museum is named in his honour. The museum contains artifacts identified with the Mi’Kmaw and the early French and British. It houses a small reference library of the history of this area and all of Cape Breton Island.
Address:46 Denys Street