School, Real Estate &
Other Amenities

Schools

Nova Scotia Community College

The Nova Scotia Community College has two institutions on Cape Breton Island; the Strait Area Campus located in the Town of Port Hawkesbury and the Marconi Campus located in Sydney.

The Strait Area Campus is in the Town of Port Hawkesbury. Students enjoy a spacious and friendly campus environment, amazing outdoor spaces and trails, as well as excellent recreation fitness and entertainment services that are offered in the area year-round. The Strait Area Campus also offers programs in Wagmatcook First Nation at the renovated Wagmatcook Learning Centre. Home to the world-class Nautical Institute, the campus offers state-of-the-art technology such as simulators, a wave-tank, fire training centre on-site, and a new waterfront Ocean Innovation Centre focused on the latest in marine safety training.

The Marconi Campus offers a range of programs and a friendly learning atmosphere. Students enjoy plenty of open space with comfy seating, quiet study areas, wireless access and computer labs. The campus business centre serves as an incubator for small businesses and provides opportunities for students to work part-time in their field of study, and build their portfolio. It also provides the resources to help them develop their own small business ideas. The trades wing features shop space, classrooms, offices and a green design, meeting Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards. The province of Nova Scotia is investing $18 million in a brand new waterfront location for this campus that will improve program quality and delivery; work began on this project in 2020.

Both campuses offer health related programs in the Practical Nursing and Continuing Care fields.

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Schools

Cape Breton University

Why not study at a University that is committed to the future of its Island and people? Embark on a journey in one of the most beautiful Island’s in the Country. Cape Breton University offers diverse learning in areas of liberal arts, science, business, and health fields and attracts an international student population from across the world!

The Centre for Discovery and Innovation will bring new advancements and opportunities for the Nursing Programs offered.

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Real Estate

Cape Breton Realty

Cape Breton Realty, St. Peter’s

A Real Estate company located on Grenville Street in the village of St. Peter’s. Cape Breton Realty serves Cape Breton Island and Northern Nova Scotia.

Cape Breton Realty, Port Hawkesbury

Conveniently located on Reynolds Street in Port Hawkesbury. Stop in and talk to one of the agents in the area for of your realty needs!

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Schools

St. Francis Xavier University

A short, forty-minute commute from Cape Breton South, sits the Town of Antigonish, home to one of Canada’s top Universities, St. FX. Consistently ranked one of the top universities in Canada by MacLeans Magazine, St. FX offers academic programs in arts, science, business, and other health related fields.

The Bachelor of Arts and Science in Health is a four-year degree that takes an interdisciplinary approach to health and draws on scientific, social and humanistic knowledge. Students will learn to think about a health in different ways than previously taught and that much of health is determined by factors outside of ourselves and our physiology.

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Schools

Strait Area Education Recreation Centre

Located in Port Hawkesbury, the high-school educates students from grade nine-twelve. SAERC opened its doors in 1977 as a state-of-the-art building offering educational and recreational programs to its surrounding communities. It’s salt-water pool is home to swimming and diving programs for all ages, and the ###-seat auditorium hosts entertaining shows of all kinds!

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Schools

Tamarac Education Centre

An elementary school in the Town of Port Hawkesbury, operated under the Strait Regional Centre for Education. Tamarac offers French Immersion programs for its students beginning in pre-primary to grade eight.

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Schools

Richmond Education Centre & Academy

Located in Louisdale, Richmond Education Centre educates students from grades five to twelve. Operated under the Strait Regional Centre for Education school board. Richmond Education Centre and Academy opened in #### as a new high school facility for students in Richmond County and includes a new Skilled Trades Centre to better connect high school students to opportunities in the trades which are in high demand in the region.

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Ecole Beau-Port

Part of the Conseil Scolaire Acadien Provincial, Ecole Beau-Port is a solely French speaking school located in Arichat and serving student from grades pre-primary-twelve.

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East Richmond Education Centre

East Richmond Education Centre located in the village of St. Peter’s. This elementary school includes a daycare facility, and educates students from pre-primary to grade eight. EREC offers French Immersion programs for its students beginning in pre-primary to grade eight.

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Felix Marchand Education Centre

Located in Louisdale and operated under the Strait Regional Centre for Education. Felix Marchand Education Centre is an elementary school, serving students between pre-primary to grade four.

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Real Estate

Lennox Pathway

Lennox Pathway, Isle Madame

Ideal, ready to build lots in Lennox Passage. The perfect location that combines the beauty of forest and oceanfront views, with the convenience to all the necessities you need in a short proximity.

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Dalhousie University

One of Canada’s oldest Universities, founded in 1818. Located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, ranked one of the friendliest cities worldwide. Dalhousie is known for its excellence in education and innovative learning practices.

Offering unique programs in agriculture, sustainability, and community as well as the standard programs in business, sciences, and health fields. If you are looking to specialize in Law, Dentistry, or Medicine, than Dalhousie is the right school for you!

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Other Amenities

Local Craft

The Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design has established a craft incubation space in Port Hawkesbury Customs House. Artisans are practicing their skills, developing innovative products, and reaching markets all over the globe. This is a must see in the Town of Port Hawkesbury, here you will view woodwork, textiles, jewelry, and more! While you are here be sure to check out the J. Franklin Wright Gallery as well if it’s art you love!

Here in Cape Breton South, we love local and know you will too! Our region is proud of the many local artisans who participate in seasonal and holiday craft markets, such as the Port Hawkesbury Ceilidh Market. Some have turned what they love into a full-time career, creating anything from traditional quilts, pottery, painting, and more. In Cape Breton South you can spend a day travelling and viewing the various vendors in their own communities. Whether you are looking for a great coffee mix from Fire & Stone Coffee Roasters in St. Peters, or to find that special gift at Sea Witch Studios in West Bay Road, you are bound to find something you love.

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Other Amenities

Entertainment

In Cape Breton South, there are festivals and events happening year-round for the whole family to enjoy. There is always fun to be had during the St. Peter’s Pirate Days, or the festival of the Strait.

In the Town of Port Hawkesbury is the Granville Green, an outdoor concert venue that provides free concerts on Sundays throughout the summer months. The Shannon Studio series, and the ongoing programming of the SAERC auditorium provide year-round entertainment to residents and visitors to Port Hawkesbury.

If it’s sports that entertain you, catch a hockey game at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre!

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Dining

Cape Breton South is a region rich in Acadian culture and cuisine, here you will find signature flavors you won’t find anywhere else!

Looking for local seafood, pasta, or a traditional “home-cooked” meal? You will find something to satisfy your taste buds in the various restaurant options in Cape Breton South.

Treat yourself to a night out at Miller’s Tap & Grill in Port Hawkesbury, here you will find local beers and wine, along with finer dining options. Head over to the family run and operated, Fleur-dis-les Tea Room and Dining for mom’s home-cooked meal options.

Are you looking for a quick lunch stop? try out the Barykin Cafe and Bakery for a delicious soup or sandwich in the Port Hawkesbury Shopping Centre. Or, if you are in the St. Peter’s area make sure to stop in to Louie’s Cosy Corner for some must-have baked goods and a coffee to go!

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