Pepperell Place Inn

Cindy and Steve Walker are the new owners and hosts of Pepperell Place Inn. The Inn is located in the centre of St. Peter’s and offers 2 suites and 5 rooms year round, all with their own private bathrooms. You will also enjoy the Chocoatea! Be sure to check out the website and Facebook pages for new and exciting offereings.

Address: 9383 Pepperell St., NS B0E 3B0

Seaside LobsterFest and St. Peter’s Pirate Days are 2019 Signature Events again!

St. Peter’s Pirate Days and Seaside LobsterFest are again designated 2019 Signature Events. With KitchenFest, Potlotek, our First Nation neighbour to the east on board with their Unama’ki Mawio’mi Pow Wow and the Celtic Colours International Festival, St. Peter’s is the place to stay and participate in these events and many others all year!


Five of 18in18 Signature Events In St. Peter’s and Area!

St. Peter’s Pirate Days joins KitchenFest, Lobsterfest, and Celtic Colours this year as 18in18 Signature Events. And now with Potlotek, our First Nation neighbour to the east on board with their Unama’ki Mawio’mi Pow Wow,  St. Peter’s is the place to stay and participate in these events and many others this summer!

Music Camp – Coming back for more!

May 4, 2017

For immediate release: (St. Peter’s, Cape Breton)

Traditional music enthusiasts coming back for more

6th Annual Music Camp on the Canal, St. Peter’s, Cape Breton
June 2-4, 2017

Produced by KitchenRackets and the
St. Peter’s Economic Development Organization

Guitar and fiddle players; banjo, bass and mandolin pickers; ukulele strummers, harmonica blowers and tinwhistlers, step and square dancers, piano players, singers and bodhran bangers will descend again on St. Peter’s, Cape Breton in early June. They’re all coming for a weekend of up-close and personal music workshops, jam sessions, great food – and an All Star Concert featuring some of Cape Breton’s top teachers and performers. This annual event, in its sixth year, has attracted a growing legion of traditional music enthusiasts from around the Maritimes, New England, Ontario, Quebec, and even Europe.

Camp Director Greg Silver says ‘…we have a core of top-notch Cape Breton players who are excellent workshop leaders: Scott Macmillan, Roger Stone, Colin Grant, Allie Bennett, Darren McMullen, Richard Wood, Rachel Davis, Kelli Trottier, Squeezy Bob Woodley– and others – who have been teaching the small format workshops here for a few years. Each year we change it up and add something new. This year we’re delighted to have Keith Mullins join the faculty to teach songwriting, harmonica and percussion workshops.

A special feature of the Camp is Band Lab, where new combos are created on Friday night and coached by our resident pro players through the weekend, to perform at the closing showcase on Sunday. This is a great experience for anyone who wants a taste of playing in a band.

Registration for the full weekend, including 5 workshops, jams, concert, 2 lunches and a supper is $250. For those who just want to take a workshop or two, individual workshops are just $40. Tickets to the stellar Saturday night All Star Concert featuring our full faculty are $20 in advance.

Detailed information, registration and advance concert tickets are available on line at

Further information/interviews:
Please contact Greg Silver, Camp Director (902) 631-5050 or by email at

5 minute video promo at Youtube tells it all:


Seaside Lobsterfest part of Destination Cape Breton’s ’17 in ’17

Cape Breton Post – SPEDO News Release

March 23, 2017

ST. PETER’S, N.S. – The Seaside Lobsterfest will be featured in Destination Cape Breton’s new ’17 in 17’ marketing campaign.
The St. Peter’s-based event takes place July 9-16 and features a festival showcasing seafood, music, song and dance while focusing on culture and heritage.

“We are so excited that after our first year, the Seaside Lobsterfest has been selected as a signature event for Cape Breton Island,” said Sherry MacLeod, chair of the St. Peter’s Economic Development Organization, in a news release.

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In 2017 RDV Tall Ships came to St. Peter’s


Was held Friday, August 4 to Sunday, August 6, 2017

Rendez-Vous 2017 and the Tall Ships Regatta Nova Scotia saw various sailing ships and visitors from around the world visit 11 ports across the province including St. Peter’s. Four ships anchored in the St. Peter’s Canal National Historic Site with opportunities to get on-board!

The weekend of all Ship Rendez-Vous 2017 Activities was interwoven with Pirates and other events to boot. Added in with the annual Nicolas Denys Days and Swim the Canal events, St. Peter’s was the place to be the first week of August 2017!

We’ll see what happens in 2018!

Pirate Days becoming popular annual event

Press Release

March 29, 2017

The Annual St. Peters Pirate Days will be back again this year, with fun for everyone.

Pirate Days are are back from Thursday, September 14-17. Visitors to our village can expect to see a slightly different look than what they were expecting, as businesses deck their storefronts out in full pirate gear and home owners compete for best Pirate displays. During the four days of celebrations, don’t be surprised to see some unsavory looking characters wondering the village streets but be assured this is all in fun and a great photo opportunity as well. It might be a good idea to brush up on a little pirate lingo!

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St. Peter’s Community Spirit Recognized by Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia!

Recognizing Community Spirit – 2014
Lieutenant Governor
June 5, 2014 10:19 AM

The annual Lieutenant Governor’s Community Spirit Award will be given to several communities that have demonstrated exemplary civic and community spirit in the last year.

From January to March 2014, Nova Scotians sent in their submissions and the communities chosen are:
–St. Peter’s, Richmond Co.
–Sackville area
–Town of Amherst


Blind cross-country cyclist to make stop in St. Peter’s

On Sunday, Aug. 4, blind cyclist Craig Aucoin began the ride of a lifetime. Departing St. John’s, N.L., Aucoin and his good friend and cycling partner, Lloyd McLean, began their 85-day, 8,450 km bicycle tour across the country.

Aucoin and McLean will arrive in St. Peter’s, N.S. for a Craig Gives Back community celebration hosted by St. Peter’s Home Hardware Building Centre at 9976 Grenville Street, St. Peter’s at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 12.   (more…)

St. Peter’s Ramps Up Celebrations for 300th Anniversary! July 29 – Aug 4

St. Peter’s, NS – The Village of St. Peter’s has 300 reasons to celebrate this summer!  Battery Park in St. Peter’s is home to Fort Toulouse which shares its 300th anniversary with the Fortress of Louisbourg this year, so we have jumped headlong into the celebrations.   With almost 50 events lined up, this year’s Nicolas Denys Days festival culminates with a series of events in Battery Park that will be jam-packed with entertainment and fun, 18th century style!

Nicolas Denys Days Schedule / Louisbourg300 & Fort Toulouse Schedule (more…)

Village on the Canal Association – Employment Opportunity

Position Description – Community Planning Coordinator

The Community Planning Coordinator will work closely with local business and community volunteers to promote the village of St. Peter’s.  He/she will work under the direction of the Village on the Canal Association (VOCA) from July 2nd to August 23rd (8 week duration).


Music Camp on the Canal 2013 Press Release

Press Release

March 18, 2013
St. Peter’s Economic Development Organization

St. Peter’s, NS – Amateur traditional musicians will be in their element at this year’s Music Camp on the Canal. The weekend offers a choice from over 20 workshops, delivered by some of the top performers and instructors in their genres. This year fiddle workshops are led by Dwayne Cote; blues guitar workshops by John Campbelljohn; Celtic bass and guitar accompaniment by Allie Bennet; mandolin and tenor banjo by Darren MacMullin. (more…)