Inverness County is situated in the Western and Northern part of Cape Breton and borders the Atlantic Ocean and the Bras d’Or Lake. Inverness County promises some of the most spectacular scenic views and breathtaking scenery. The Municipality of Inverness County, established in 1879, has a population of 13,313 (2011 Census). The Municipality has typically provided services under four main departments of: Administration, Finance & Taxation, Public Works and Tourism & Recreation.

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Federal Representative
Mike Kelloway, Member of Parliament Cape Breton – Canso 902-842-9763


Provincial Representative
Allan MacMaster, Member of the Legislative Assembly 902-258-2216


Municipal Representative

Deputy Warden Bonny MacIsaac - District 3
Phone: 902 323 0015

Cape Breton Island Housing Authority

Housing Nova Scotia relies on the expertise and professionalism of its Housing Authorities (HA) staff for the maintenance of safe, suitable, and affordable housing for the benefit of low-income Nova Scotians. Located across the province, the five Housing Authority offices are responsible for the administration, operation, and maintenance of Nova Scotia’s 12,000 rental properties. Their…

Inverness Service Canada Centre

Service Canada provides Canadians with a single point of access to a wide range of government services and benefits. They’re committed to improving services for Canadians by working with partners to provide access to the full range of government services and benefits that Canadians want and need through the Internet, by telephone, in person or…

Strathlorne Forest Nursery

The Strathlorne Forest Nursery was established in 1978 in Strathlorne, a small community near the west coast of Cape Breton, just south of Inverness. The Strathlorne Forest Nursery traditionally produces conifer seedlings through a one crop per growing season schedule, trees are typically ordered 14 months before they are required for planting. Seeding takes place…

Inverness Harbour Authority (MacIsaac’s Pond)

The Inverness Harbour Authority is responsible for managing, operating and maintaining The MacIsaac’s Pond Harbour, through a lease agreement with Small Craft Harbours. The Inverness Harbour Authority is essential to the social and economic life of our community. The Inverness Harbour Authority keeps our vital harbour facilities in good repair, provides essential services to harbour…


Partici-paper is a magazine which is published five times a year, and is a service of the Municipality of Inverness County. It is provided free of charge to each household in the county, and is also distributed to subscribers. As editor, writer, and photographer for the publication for the past 16 years Marie Aucoin and…