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Quality, convenience, and comfort await you in Membertou.

Named after Grand Chief Membertou, our community of Membertou is located 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.

Membertou was not always situated at its present location. One hundred years ago, Membertou (formally known as the Kings Road Reserve) was located along the Sydney Harbour. In 1916, our people were the first Indigenous peoples forcefully relocated in Canada’s History. In 1926, The Membertou Community was officially moved to its present day location. Today, we embrace our progress and welcome the world to experience our rich and historical Mi’kmaw culture.

Whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, Membertou welcomes you to shop, dine, play and stay with us here in our community.


Your Adventure Starts in Membertou!


Chief Terry Paul

Stay in Membertou

You can always count on friendly, helpful service at the Hampton Inn by Hilton hotel. Enjoy a clean and fresh bed and wake up each morning to a free, hot breakfast with fresh baked waffles and hearty oatmeal with toppings.

Dine in Membertou

Love food? We’ve got you covered. From Lobster Risotto at Kiju’s Restaurant, to Fried Chicken from Membertou Chicken and Deli, our community offers something for everyone.

Shop in Membertou

Petroglyphs Gift Shop is located within the Membertou Heritage Park. It specializes in Indigenous arts and crafts from across Canada. Enjoy offerings from our community’s local crafters such as beadwork, art prints, basketry, and dream catchers. You will be sure to find a special treasure to take home with you.

Play in Membertou

Embarking in a cultural workshop at the Membertou Heritage Park, taking in a performance at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre, trying your luck at the Membertou Entertainment Centre, or skating at the Membertou Sport and Wellness Centre (year-round); there is always lots to do in Membertou.

Visit the Membertou Welcome Centre on the first floor of the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre to find out what is happening in our community during your time spent in Membertou.

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Contact Information

Membertou, Nova Scotia
Cape Breton Island
Toll free: 1-844-323-7255
General Info: 902-563-4534
Cultural Offerings: 902-567-5333

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