logo

Welcome To Port Hawkesbury

Port Hawkesbury is a town located on the southwestern end of Cape Breton Island, on the north shore of the Strait of Canso in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.  The Town was originally named Ship Harbour (after the harbour which it is located) and is largely a service centre for western Cape Breton Island. Many of its residents work in large industries in an industrial park located in the adjacent community of Point Tupper, Richmond Country.

Port Hawkesbury is a major service centre, located on the beautiful Strait of Canso, and offers a unique blend of economic, cultural and lifestyle opportunities to those living and visiting the area. 

icon1
icon12
icon13
icon14
icon15
icon16
Find Events in Port Hawkesbury
Latest News
March 25, 2015
Easter Egg Hunt Cancellation
The Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for Sat. March 28th, has been cancelled due to lingering ice and snow at the Recreation Grounds, making the area unsafe...
Read More...


March 17, 2015
Little Ray's Reptile Zoo Visit Postponed!
Little Ray Reptile Zoo, scheduled to visit the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre on Wed. March 18th, will now be coming on Fri. March 20h.  Exhibit...
Read More...


March 12, 2015
March Break Boredom Buster 2015
Keep your kid's busy during March Break!  Recreational swimming or skating offered daily.  Click here for full...
Read More...


March 09, 2015
Employment Opportunity
The Festival of the Strait Society currently has an opening for a Festival Coordinator position.  Please click here for more...
Read More...