Nearby Attractions

The Grand Narrows Hotel conveniently located in central Cape Breton making it the ideal home-base for traveling to many of the Island's destinations.

We have compiled a list of suggested activities and attractions we feel you may enjoy during your stay with us. Please note that times listed are estimates.

Within a 5-minute walk:

  • The Bara Strait Marina - Swimming, Boat Launch, Laundry
  • The Barra Strait Cafe
  • Hiking & Low Impact Hiking
  • Bird Watching
  • Liquor Store
  • Convenience Store

Within a 5-minute drive:

  • Gaelic/Celtic Culture and Activities
  • Genealogy Research
  • Nova Scotia Highland Village
  • Church Service (Roman Catholic)
  • Computer & Internet Access
  • Canada Post

Within a 20 to 45-minute drive:

  • Eskasoni - The largest Mi’kmaq reservation in Nova Scotia
  • Boisdale
  • Harbour Greenhouse
  • Orangedale Railway Station Museum

Within a 45-minute to 1-hour drive:

  • North Sydney
  • Sydney
  • Glace Bay - The Miner’s Museum
  • Baddeck - The Bell Museum, Bell Bay Golf Course; Beginning & End of The Cabot Trail
  • The Gaelic College of Celtic Arts & Crafts
  • The Canso Causeway
  • Rita’s Tea Room
  • Sail Tours and Charters

Within a 1 - 1.5-hour drive:

  • Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site
  • Dundee Golf and Resort
  • Highland Links Golf (Ingonish)
  • Whale Watching