About Membertou

About Membertou

Welcome To Your Adventure in Membertou!


Staying Here

Quality, convenience and comfort awaits you in Membertou!

Visitors can stay, dine, shop and play within a 1km range. Whether you’re here on business, a family vacation or visiting as a tourist, we welcome you to experience the ease of staying within our community.

Stay
Looking for a world class hotel? Our Hampton Inn by Hilton Membertou was recently awarded the Hilton Circle of Excellence Award and was the only Canadian property to make it into any of Hilton’s top rankings in 2013. 

Dine
Kiju’s Restaurant, which is conveniently attached to the Hampton Hotel via pedway, has a wide range of delicious and affordable dining options including: seafood, steaks, burgers, pastas and more, as well as a tasty kid’s menu. 

Shop
Shop for authentic Mi’kmaq crafts at Petroglyphs Gift Shop located in the Membertou Heritage Park, where you can experience the rich Aboriginal culture by participating in a pow wow gathering, Sweat Lodge Ceremony or guided tour. The Membertou Heritage Park also offers language, drumming, beading and basket weaving classes. 

Play
Never miss a workout while staying with us. Our brand new Membertou Sport and Wellness Centre opened in November of 2016. It contains two NHL regulation sized ice surfaces that operate year round, an indoor walking track, and a fully functioning YMCA.

Try your luck at the Membertou Entertainment Centre, which offers Bingo four nights a week.

Business
The Membertou Trade and Convention Centre offers 47,000sqft of sophisticated meeting and convention space. It can accommodate a variety of events, from the most exclusive wedding reception to a 900-seat concert experience. Catering and Security services are also available.

For business or pleasure, Membertou is a must-stay destination on beautiful Cape Breton Island.

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Let's Take it Back
We are going to take you back to where it all began ...

The community of Membertou belongs to the greater tribal group of the Mi’kmaw Nation.

Location
Membertou is situated 3 kms from the heart of the city of Sydney, Nova Scotia, within its tribal district of Unama’ki (Cape Breton). It is one of five Mi’kmaw communities in Cape Breton, and one of thirteen in the Province of Nova Scotia.

History
Membertou is an urban First Nation community consisting of over 1400 people. It is one of five communities that make up the Cape Breton Regional Municipality with a total population of over 115,000 people.

Membertou was not always situated at its present location. Many years ago, Membertou (formally known as the Kings Road Reserve) was located just off of Kings Road, along the Sydney Harbor. In 1916, the Exchequer Court of Canada ordered the relocation of the 125 Mi’kmaq. This was the first time an Aboriginal community had been legally forced through the courts to relocate in Canadian history. In 1926, the Membertou Community was officially moved to its present day location.

For more information about our community visit Membertou online.