Learn. Explore. Discover.

Visit the Margaree Salmon Museum, nestled along the word-famous Cabot Trail, this historical angling gem will please seasoned-anglers and novices alike.  


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The Museum

Come and take a glimpse into the Margaree area's rich angling heritage.

The Area

Discover what the Margaree area has to offer visitors of all ages.

Visit Cape Breton Island’s #1 rated specialty museum.

The Margaree Salmon Museum is dedicated to the material cultures and history of the sport fishery on the world renowned Margaree River, a designated Canadian Heritage River for he past two decades. Fishers from near and far, whose stories of the “big one” are told and retold with the singular passion of dedicated fly fishers, return to the Margaree year after year, and often over several generations.

This historical gem connects the people of the area to its natural resources and highlights their contribution to the history of the famed Atlantic Salmon.

At the Margaree Salmon Museum, you can explore one of North America’s largest collection of historical angling artifacts. Our exclusive collections consist of flies, lines, reels, rods, pictures, stories and more.