Aulds Cove is positioned on the western shores of the Strait of Canso, along the Sunrise Trail (Highway 4). Auld Cove is also a member of Antigonish County.  Prior to Aulds Cove, the town name was Porcupine Cove. Aulds Cove was named after an early settler named Alexander Auld, who owned and operated a grist mill and a saw mill here in the early 1800s. In the 1850s, Aulds Cove was home to a ferry service that led to Point LeCroix. The Canso Causeway was constructed in 1955, which helped simplify travelling to Cape Breton Island. A main industry in Aulds Cove is fishing. Aulds Cove is a driving distance of 8.4 km (5.2 mi.) northwest of Port Hawkesbury on the opposing side of the Strait of Canso.

Aulds Cove is an excellent place to go for a dip in the Strait of Canso, relax at the beach, canoe, kayak, eat great local seafood and so much more. Scuba Dive with the Causeway Diver Supply, which is operated by professional, experienced scuba diving masters, and provides tourists with a chance to see below the surface of the great Canso Strait. Aulds Cove is home to a large Mariner statue and minutes from Cape Breton Island.

Aulds Cove accommodations include cottages.

Cove Motel
Auld’s Cove
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