14 Corbetts Cove Rd
St. Peter's . Nova Scotia

Tel: 902.240.8692
Geo: 45 39' 03.30" N, 60 50' 35.49" W
Email: portrestcottage@gmail.com






Make the Port Rest Cottage your 'home port' and launch off onto many interesting, fun, entertaining and attractions such as Rita MacNeils Tea Room.  There are great entertainment choices for everyone's amusement when visiting the Island of Cape Breton, and be sure to make the Port Rest Cottage Bed & Breakfast your home base.


Point Michaud Beach
A 20 minute drive from the cottage along Route 247 will land you at Point Michaud Beach, a 2km stretch of sandy beach looking south east into the Atlantic Ocean.  Enjoy the crashing waves along the rocks at the point or enter the water on a surfboard and become part of them.  Enjoy an amazing beach without the huge crowds.  Point Michaud Beach offers a picnic area, change rooms, toilets and parking.


Celtic Colours International Festival
The famous Celtic Colours Festival is held each October in various locations throughout Cape Breton Island. It is a celebration of the music and Celtic traditions that have been maintained in Cape Breton culture. Musicians and performers, including many international acts, gather to perform for the event which is becoming more and more successful every year. This is a week long festival not to be missed.

St. Peter's Canal, St. Peter's
The 800 foot long canal was built in 1869 and serves as a connection from the Atlantic Ocean to the Bras d'Or Lakes. There is a great deal of history surrounding this 350+ year old town and there are several small museums to help you understand their past. The canal is a great visit for the Cape Breton tourist.

Ski Ben Eoin
Ski Ben Eoin is the local ski hill which caters to downhill skiers, cross-country skiers and snowboarders alike. Opening in December each year and staying open until March, weather permitting, Ski Ben Eoin has night skiing available on all of its runs as well as a snowboarders' ski terrain park. As well as excellent skiing, the facilities consist of an excellent rental facility, large, comfortable family chalet, and the Broken Buckle where you can order some drinks after a long night of skiing or snowboarding.

Big Pond Beach
Big Pond Beach is a sandy salt-water beach with ample parking; nearby is a Fish Restaurant which is open during the summer hours. Here you can get snacks and take them to the beach to enjoy the sunny weather!

Cabot Trail
The Cabot Trail is probably the biggest tourist draw on Cape Breton Island. The beautiful scenery is second to none in the world in the eyes of all Cape Bretoners. A must-see for your Cape Breton vacation, the trail can be completed in a day with several short stops at various look-off points and communities that demonstrate the diversity of the Cape Breton culture. Don't forget your camera!

Fortress of Louisbourg
The Fortress of Louisbourg offers the visitor a glimpse back into the 18th century on the island. The French fortress was built to protect France's interests in the New World. The power over the fortress shifted back and forth between France and England over many years as each fought for colonial supremacy in North America. In 1961, an initiative was put forth to rebuild the fortress and today with the help of many volunteers and a huge staff of actors, tour guides and park interpreters we can experience Louisbourg as it was in 1744. Louisbourg is a Government of Canada National Historic Park and a must see on your Cape Breton vacation!

Miners' Museum, Glace Bay
The Miners' Museum is located in Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. The museum is a collection of the history associated with the miners in Cape Breton. Mining was one of the largest and most important sources of employment in Cape Breton up until the last couple of decades when jobs began to and continued to decline. At the museum you can even descend into a mine that extends beneath the Atlantic Ocean. This museum is a great example of an important part of Cape Breton's history.

Marine Atlantic Ferry Terminal, North Sydney
The Marine Atlantic Ferry is Cape Breton's gateway to Newfoundland. The ferry goes to Port-Aux-Basques, NL, year-round and Argentia, NL, during the summer season. Please check Marine Atlantic's website for departure times and ticket costs.

Casino Nova Scotia, Sydney
A fully operational casino is located in Sydney a short drive away from the cottage if you feel like gambling during your stay with us. The casino boasts over 370 slot machines and 12 table games. The sport themed casino also has a restaurant where you can eat and enjoy the "ding ding" of the slot machines.

City of Sydney
Sydney, Cape Breton is the 3rd largest city in Nova Scotia. Commonly known as the Steel City, it was founded in 1785 and is the major center of Cape Breton Island. Most of Sydney's past and present news is associated with the Sydney Steel Plant located in the Whitney Pier division of Sydney. There are many things to see and do in and around Sydney: there are movie theatres, grocery stores, shopping malls, as well as many historical and cultural sites.

University College of Cape Breton, Sydney
The University College of Cape Breton is the only degree granting institution in Cape Breton. It is also the home of several successful sports team and a culturally diverse student body. Although, UCCB is fairly young compared to other universities in the province, each year the staff strives to make it an even better learning facility than the previous year.

Alexander Graham Bell Museum, Baddeck
The Alexander Graham Bell Museum is a diverse collection of artifacts and points of interests covering the fascinating life and career of Alexander Graham Bell. Bell was a Scot who immigrated to the Canada, and set up a summer home in Baddeck, Cape Breton Island. From this summer home, Beinn Breagh, Bell did a lot of research which attributed to the design of what he is most famous for ... the telephone.




14 Corbetts Cove Rd . St. Peter's . Nova Scotia . Tel: 902.240.8692
Geo: 45 39' 03.30" N, 60 50' 35.49" W . Email: portrestcottage@gmail.com


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