The various Margarees towns lie on (or just off) the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton.
North East Margarees
The town’s name is an anglicized version of the 1685 names in the area Riviere de Magre or Riviere the Marguerite. Some of the best Atlantic Salmon fishing can be had along the Forks, Brook, Seal and Hatchery pool of the Margaree River. Mid-June to mid-July and September to mid-October are best fishing months.
Margaree Salmon Museum
60 East Big Intervale Rd (just off the Cabot Trail)
The Margaree Salmon and Trout Hatchery contains exhibits of fishing and poaching equipment, an aquarium, and books.
An exhibit depicts the life cycle of Atlantic salmon. Allow 30 minutes.
Open daily 9 am to 5 pm from mid-June to mid-Oct. Admission fee.
On the northern terminus of Highway 19, the Ceilidh (“KAY-lee”) Trail which continues south to the Canso Causeway at Port Hastings.