Victoria County has a number of great vacation experiences, packages and special offers to enrich your visit.  Please select a category and/or region to explore the Things to Do in our area.
  • Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

    Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

    Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site of Canada is a member of Parks Canada’s family of special places and spaces that commemorate our natural and cultural heritage.Here you can explore the amazing worlds of a lifetime that has touched all of us. You’re in for a pleasant surprise because the telephone was only the beginning of Alexander Graham Bell’s life-long pursuit of knowledge and invention.

    Discover how air and water captured Dr. Bell’s imagination and how ideas led him to transmit sound on light and create a treadle powered sound recording device, man-carrying kites, airplanes and a record setting-hydrofoil boat.
    Find out how he bridged the world between sound and silence, participate in experiment, kite-making and kite-flying programs, enjoy hands-on activities designed especially for children and take in a presentation in Mr. Bell Theatre.
    Plan to spend a minimum of two hours in this accessible facility where interactive displays, films, artifacts, models and a beautiful historic photo collection provide an entertaining and informative experience for everyone. Ask about our children’s area. Picnic facilities are available on the beautiful grounds overlooking the Bras d’Or Lakes where Alexander Graham Bell and his associates made history.

    Be sure to visit the Museum Store and the Tetra Café.

  • Highland Village Museum

    A living museum that recreates the 200 year history of Scottish settlement in Cape Breton. The Highland Village depicts the life of Gaelic-speaking Scots in Nova Scotia. Experience their language, singing, dancing as a reminder of the simple joys that were treasured and that have preserved the Gaelic culture. Inside the 43 acre village, ten restored historic buildings reflect the various periods of the history of the Scottish settlers and communities.  See costumed animators demonstrate weaving, rug hooking, soap making and blacksmithing. Set high on a hillside, the village also provides panoramic views of the Bras d’Or Lakes and surrounding countryside.  The Highland Village is home to the Roots Cape Breton Genealogy Centre & Family History Centre. A number of great events will take place at this village this summer including Codfish Suppers, Highland Village Day. Open June 1st – October 20.


  • North Highlands Community Museum

    The North Highlands Community Museum & Culture Centre showcases the history and heritage of Northern Cape Breton and serves as a local gathering place for the community to share the stories and talents of our people. During the summer & early fall evening, presentations and concerts take place at the Culture Centre.

    29243 The Cabot Trail, , Cape North

  • Ross Ferry Marine Park

    The Ross Ferry Marine Park is located on the scenic Bras d'Or Lake in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. The park is on the site of the ferry which operated for many years between Ross Ferry and Big Harbour, across the Great Bras d’Or Channel. 

    After the Seal Island Bridge opened in 1961 the ferry was closed and the site remained fallow for many years. In the early 2000’s, after decades of deterioration and neglect, local people decided it was time to take matters into their own hands.The Ross Ferry Stewardship Society, a volunteer-based community organization, was formed with the intention of improving the site and to providing continued access to the Bras d’Or. The Society negotiated an agreement with the Province of Nova Scotia to manage the site and work began to create the Marine Park.

    Significant contributions and assistance were received from the Government of Canada, the Province of Nova Scotia, Victoria County and other public and private sources. With funding in place, a development plan was created and the work of transforming the site began. 

    Today we have a vibrant community park which includes picnic areas, walking trails, refurbished wharf facilities, a sewage pump out for boaters, a boat launch, and a children’s playground, all in an idyllic setting on the shores of the Bras d’Or. 

    The Ross Ferry Stewardship Society hosts a number of events throughout the summer and fall that include - Canada Day, Summer Thursdays - evening presentations, farmers market on Sundays, Summer Sundays, Ross Ferry Cup and Labour Day celebrations. 

    9685 Kempt Head Road , Ross Ferry, NS

  • St. Paul Island Museum & Lighthouse

    St. Paul Island Museum & Lighthouse

    Canada’s ocean shoreline, at 243,000 kilometers, is the longest in the world. Just minutes off the world famous Cabot Trail, you will find Canada’s first and only federally designated “heritage” lighthouse on any of Canada’s three oceans. Built in 1915 and relocated to Dingwall in 2010, the St. Paul South West Lighthouse is also the first cast iron lighthouse constructed in Canada. TripAdvisor rates this an exceptional, interesting & informative tour. The lighthouse is a standing tribute to the Lightkeepers and their families. Climb the stairs and view the rotating clockwork and rare Fresenel lens. Step back in time to when seamen and vessels relied on lighthouses for navigation. Experience what life was like on a isolated island; the storms and hardships and viewing the artifacts by hearing their stories and viewing the artifacts in our museum located besides the light. Open 7 days a week, during the season, 10:00 am. – 5:00 pm. Tel: 902-285-0304. Guided Tours. Free Admission & Gift Shop. Located at 575 Dingwall Road, Dingwall, Nova Scotia B0C 1G0

    575 Dingwall Road, , Dingwall, Nova Scotia

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