Margaree Forks is part of Inverness County, along the popular Cabot Trail near the west coast of Cape Breton Island. The town name is based from two different Margaree River streams that come together. First European settlers to Margaree Forks were Archibald Chisholm and Joseph Chisholm, from Strathglass, Scotland, in 1809. The Chisholms would go on to build a blacksmith shop. With time more settlers would arrive, via Scotland and Ireland. In the mid 1800s, a new post office was constructed, and with that followed the construction of schools in 1872, 1925 and 1963. Margaree Forks is 132 km (82 mi.) northwest of Sydney.

Margaree Forks offers various activities, such as fishing or kayaking the scenic Margaree River, golfing on the Margaree Valley G.C Golf Course, spotting various animals such as beavers, bald eagles and hummingbirds and hiking or biking the inspiring nearby trails. Nearby Margaree Forks exist numerous beaches, whale-watching tours, highlands to the north and in summer months, Celtic music concerts are the norm. In all, Margaree Forks is a beautiful, relaxing getaway.

Margaree Forks accommodations include bed and breakfasts.

Our deluxe Margaree Forks housekeeping cottages are built from top quality northern white cedar logs. The all-wood interiors have cathedral ceilings for excellent air circulation and comfort. Natural insulation from the 6 inch logs keep the cottages cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Fireplace in all 2 bedroom cottages.

Chiasson's Riverview Housekeeping Cabins
Long Term
1959 East Margaree Rd
McDaniel Bed & Breakfast
8293 Cabot Trail
Old Miller Trout Farm Guest House
Long Term
408 Doyles Rd
Salmon Pool Inn
9378 Cabot Trail
Scottish Crofters Campground
51 Acadian Rd
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