We are pleased to welcome you to one of Nova Scotia’s most pristine areas, Inverness County, comprising of the southwest and western side of  beautiful Cape Breton Island, home to the world famous Cabot Trail, the Ceilidh (pro. 'kay-lee) Trail, the Bras d'Or Lakes and Lake Ainslie.

Inverness County was incorporated in 1879 and has a population of approximately 15,519. The Municipality commences in Port Hastings and stretches to Meat Cove encompassing a geographic area of 1513 square kilometers.

Our Municipality consists of six districts represented by one Elected Councillor for each district. Click here for Councillor listing.

The Municipal offices are located in Port Hood, the Shire-town of the County.

Inverness County boasts a diversified economy based on the fisheries, forestry, agriculture, tourism, manufacturing, etc. We are very proud to offer excellent schools, recreation and health care facilities.

We encourage you to visit Inverness County and enjoy our wonderful seaside communities, sparkling beaches and miles of rugged shoreline.  Walk, hike, bike, snowmobile and cross-country ski on our trails. 

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. Should you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please feel free to contact us.  Our staff directory is located to your left on the side-bar menu.  


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