The Tuna Interpretive Centre is found at the Ballantyne’s Cove Wharf.
Visitors to the centre can see photos, a short film, and artifacts related to the Tuna fishing industry of the region.
Livingstone Cove is a working wharf located about 32 km from Antigonish on Highway 337 between Ballantyne’s Cove and Malignant Cove. Lobster fishermen land their catches there in May and June. The Northside Development Association have transformed the area above and around the wharf into an inviting park area with easy access to the sea. Hike along the rock-strewn beach, view a spectacular sunset from the benches placed along the shore, or enjoy a picnic on one of the covered wooden picnic tables built by local residents. This is a truly beautiful place.
This is the third lighthouse on this location since 1861. This light sits 360 feet above sea level and the dwelling house was located just behind where you are standing. The barn just to the left of the lighthouse was to keep farm animals. Today the grounds are kept up by volunteers.
The Cape George Heritage Museum was once a one room school serving the community in the area. It was first established in 1925 and is situated on highway 337 just about in the center of the community. In 1990 some local residents got together and decided that with some cleaning and repairing, it could become a place where precious pieces of history such as pictures and artifacts related to the area since 1900 could be stored and special events could be celebrated. The museum comes alive in early spring with a Sunday pancake and sausage brunch and several other are held into the fall season. It serves as a meeting place occasionally for local and outside group’s special teas and displays take place. Tree lighting and Christmas carols bring the community together in early December. Barbeques and birthday parties are celebrated and it has been open to the public during the summer months with government funding and with out it. It now has newly established gardens, a project of the Antigonish Garden Club and is a starting off point for the hiking trails. It contains many treasures from the past and is truly work visiting.
Cape George Heritage Museum (1928)
Cape George Day Park can be reached by driving about 30 km south along Highway 337 from Antigonish. At the top of the steep hill past Ballantyne’s Cove, turn right off the highway to access Cape George Day Park. For the more adventuresome, a hiking trail just metres from the highway winds along the rugged shoreline and ends at the Cape George lighthouse.
For those who prefer vehicles, the lighthouse is a 0.5 km drive along the access road. From the cliffs by the lighthouse, you can look across and see P.E.I. and Cape Breton. Restrooms are located at the beginning of the trail and picnic tables are set up near the lighthouse.