Ingonish – Nature’s Home

Ingonish is a 4 season destination located at the northeastern tip of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, on the world-famous Cabot Trail.

Home to the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Highlands Links, Destination Cape Smokey, the Keltic Lodge, fresh seafood, beautiful beaches, amazing trails, and so much more.

From Ship to Shore

Dine on some of the world’s finest lobster and seafood – caught right here in Ingonish!

Served with a side of panoramic views that will leave your heart full.

What can we get you?

Lets Eat!

Destination Cape Smokey

Experience the beauty of Cape Smokey in all 4 seasons from Atlantic Canada’s first gondola! 

Downhill skiing in winter, watercraft rentals in summer, and stunning 360° colours in fall.

This is a “must visit” year-round mountain playground for all.

Level Up!

Ocean Tides + Good Vibes

Choose between the saltwater waves of North Bay, Broad Cove and Black Brook beaches or enjoy a freshwater dip at Warren Lake

Can’t decide between salt or freshwater?

Head on over to Ingonish Beach and Freshwater Lake and get the best of both worlds. 

Make a Splash!

Warm Up to Winter

Ingonish is skiers and snowshoer’s winter wonderland.

After a long day enjoying the outdoors, head inside and cozy up in a cabin or treat yourself to a trip to the Keltic Lodge Spa.

You earned it.

Ready, set, snow!

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Thank you for the questions about the Public Hearing. To address each issue, we have separated into issues brought forward on our Facebook site. These are in no particular order, but hopefully provide some additional information for residents.

1. Intention of proposed Local Improvement Charge By-law:
Currently, the municipality has one tax rate.
If the county wants to build or expand any current Municipal Infrastructure, all residents pay for Municipal Infrastructure development regardless of where it is being built.
The Local Improvement Charge by-law would allow the county to only charge property owners who benefit from the new or expanded Municipal Infrastructure. For example, if your community wants a new sidewalk built in their neighbourhood, the property owners who directly benefit from the new sidewalk would be charged for the cost of building the sidewalk, not by the property owners who live in a different community and will not benefit from the new sidewalk.

2. Date of Public Meeting:
Following the passing of the First Reading in the spring, over the summer there was a break and now Council is on a regular schedule. The date for the Public Hearing was held off in August as many residents may have been busy. The Council regular schedule is close to every two weeks as possible. As the Committee of the Whole (COW) was on September 28th, the next regular meeting was set to October 10th as October 9th is the Thanksgiving holiday.

3. Location: The Council chose Ingonish to hold the Public Hearing as it’s the community which currently has the greatest potential of transformation and development at this time. For development to occur, new Municipal Infrastructure will be needed. Council discussed how the municipality could fund these developments, and it was thought the Municipal Infrastructure could be funded partially by a Local Improvement Charge. Due to the impact to the community, Council wanted to hold the Public Meeting in the area where residents could be directly impacted. The Councillor requested the Public Hearing be hosted in Ingonish due to this reason.

4. Public Meetings: Public Meetings are not needed for all by-laws, however, Victoria County Council thought due to the importance of the proposed Local Improvement Charge, and its potential impact, it wanted the meeting held in the community of Ingonish to give residents an opportunity to share their views in-person.

5. Timing: The Public Hearing is scheduled after the Council Meeting because Council wants to listen to residents’ input and consider feedback to vote on Second Reading at a future Council session.
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What goes better with a beautiful sunny weekend than a full display of gelato?!

The pumpkin spice and apple pie seriously taste like all the best parts of fall…on a spoon 🤤

Don’t forget, we make everything by hand here including the waffle cones 😉
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NOTICE: A Public Hearing on the proposed Local Improvement Charge By-law (LIC) will be held on October 10th, 2023. You are invited to attend and present your views to Victoria County Council. If you're unable to attend in person, please submit a written submission by October 5th. Submission can be sent to or dropped off at the Municipal Office, 495 Chebecto Street, Baddeck. For more details on the meeting, please check out: ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago
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3 days ago
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Hello Thursday! And we are happy to say we are back!

11 am to 7 pm 😄

Weather forecast is good, coffee is on, deck is Open, stop by and enjoy some good food and great service Main Street Restaurant & Bakery Style
#cabottrail #ingonish #novascotiatourism #capebretonisland #fallseason
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5 days ago
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Always a fun day for both de-clutterers and treasure seekers! Just look for the “Huckle Buckle Event” signs on the side of the road. If you plan on entering a table for this event, remember to message us to make arrangements to pick up your sign. And can everyone please cross their fingers for no rain this year?!

#experienceingonish #fall #ingonish #10yearanniversary #50mileyardsale #community #yardsale #newtoyou #hucklebuckle #festival
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5 days ago
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Did you know that the Mi’kmaq people's name for Cape Breton is Unama’ki, which loosely translates to "The Land of the Fog“ ☁️🌈 ... See MoreSee Less

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Should be easy to find that "pot of gold"!

7 days ago
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Save the date for our fav Huckle Buckle event (and yes, it falls on Friday the 13th!)This year, we will be selling glow-in-the-dark merchandise and clothing so we can light up the night to celebrate 10 YEARS of Huckle Buckle fun 🥳 This is the page to get up-to-date details on Huckle Buckle events this fall, so keep checking back!

#fallfestival #10YearAnniversary #pumpkinwalk #fall #experienceingonish #ingonish #moonlight #fridaythe13th
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