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The Municipality of the County of Inverness is pleased to welcome you to one of Nova Scotia's most pristine areas, Inverness County, comprising the western side of the beautiful Cape Breton Island, home to the world famous Cabot Trail, Ceilidh Trail, Lake Ainslie and Bras d'Or Lakes Scenic Drive.

We encourage you to visit Inverness County and enjoy our wonderful seaside communities, sparkling beaches and miles of rugged shoreline. Stay awhile and take part in the many festivals and events where you will enjoy the charm, culture and history each individual community has to offer.

Browse through our web site where we hope you will find it to be a relevant and comprehensive source of information, meet our present day Council, CAO, and various departments who manage the affairs of our County.

Should you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please feel free to contact us - see menu to the left - click Contact Us.




Inverness County Tourism Plan 2014


Please find below a link to a copy of the final draft of the Inverness County Tourism Plan as presented to the Municipality of the County of Inverness by consultant Harvey Sawler with Forerunner Creative.  The plan has been made available for review in advance of  the public presentation scheduled for April 12 at the Engage Inverness County Conference.  

Please contact Donna MacDonald at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you have any comments or questions about the plan.

Once community input has been received, Council will be meeting and will set forth to finalize the plan and begin to set priorities.


The plan will be presented to the public at the Engage Inverness County Conference on the Saturday April 12, 2014 at the Inverness Education Centre & Academy in Inverness.  For more information on the conference click here Engage Inverness County Information


 Inverness County Strategic Tourism Plan





Low Income Exemption

Applications for Low Income Tax Exemptions for the 2012-13 fiscal year are available. If your total household income for a single resident is $14,500 or less, a one hundred ($100) will be applied to your tax account. A copy of your 2011 “Notice of Assessment – RCCA” must be included with your application for the exemption. Applications are due to the municipal office by Sept 15. For a copy of the application for Exemption of Taxes click here  Low Income