Cape Breton South has deep rooted history made up of Mi’kmaq, Acadian, English and Irish inhabitants. Cape Breton Island, once known as Ile Royale can trace back French settlements as early as the 17th century.

Cape Breton South is the centre of a French-Acadian region where French is spoken today in the homes and school systems. Richmond County is proud of their ancestral heritage and offers a wide range of activities and services to keep the language practiced in their communities such as:

If you would like to connect with a French speaking member of our organization, please contact us and we will have someone get in touch with you soon.