Municipality of the County of Inverness

Strategic Location

Inverness County’s location along the northwestern part of Cape Breton Island provides easy access to both Halifax and Moncton, two of the largest consumer markets in Atlantic Canada. The county is connected by Highway 105 the Trans-Canada Highway placing the county on a direct route between the Canso Causeway and the Town of Sydney.

Inverness County’s location gives local businesses a competitive advantage with easy access to the Strait of Canso Superport with the deepest ice-free harbour on the North American east coast. The Superport is 20 km long, up to 1.5 km wide with a limiting depth of 27 metres. The 2.8 hectare Mulgrave Marine Terminal, which is owned and operated by the Canso Superport Corporation services the Atlantic Canada’s offshore oil and gas industry as well as a broad range of bulk and breakbulk cargo activities that require warehousing and laydown areas at dockside. The Marine Terminal also services an array of marine construction projects along Canada’s east coast.

A Pristine Area of Natural Beauty

Home to rolling farmlands, rugged coastlines, and quaint fishing villages. Whether you are looking to start a new business, or a place to call home, Inverness has something for everyone. Both the Ceildh Trail and the Cabot Trail cut across the county connecting the communities of Port Hood, Mabou, Inverness, Margaree Harbour, Pleasant Bay, and Cheticamp.