Port Hastings Museum and Archives


Visit The Port Hastings Museum, located near the causeway, at the entrance to Cape Breton Island overlooking the panoramic view of the Strait of Canso. The deep waters of the Strait have played a defining role in the lives of the residents of this part of Cape Breton and mainland Nova Scotia since the beginning. Hundreds of photographs, archival and genealogical records and other artifacts relating to the construction and impact of the Canso Causeway, the industries and lifestyle of the area which was settled in 1788 tell our story. There are several scale model replicas of vessels that sailed through these waters by well known model shipbuilder, Mark Boudreau and prints of paintings by internationally renowned marine artist, J. Franklin Wright. The Quilt and Craft Shop, located in the same building, provides an opportunity to enjoy handmade items by Cape Breton artisans: weaving, knitting, jewelry, quilted items and demos. Bus tours welcome. Visit the Ice Cream Parlor and enjoy the picnic area. “Make us your first and last stop on Cape Breton Island”.

Port Hastings Museum Website