The various Margarees towns lie on (or just off) the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton.

North East Margarees

View of nearby Belle CoteThe 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.

Margareese Attractions

Margaree Salmon Museum

60 East Big Intervale Rd (just off the Cabot Trail)
(902) 248-2548

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.

Margaree Harbour

On the northern terminus of Highway 19, the Ceilidh (“KAY-lee”) Trail which continues south to the Canso Causeway at Port Hastings.

Margarees, Nova Scotia Area Map