Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, Canada rests on the southwestern shore of Cape Breton Island, on the Strait of Canso.
Activities most enjoyed in the community and surrounding areas include fishing, sightseeing, boating, sailing, kayaking, biking, cycling, beachcombing, swimming, hiking, golfing and xc skiing.
A few of the more popular activity and sightseeing destinations in the region includes Canso Canal, Port Hawkesbury Community Park, McNairs Cove, Port Shoreham Beach, and Burnt Island Provincial Park.
Some of the attractions, museums and cultural venues in Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia and the surrounding regions includes J. Franklin Wright Gallery, Port Hastings Historical Society Museum and Archives, Cape George Lighthouse, Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Arichat) and the1859 Captain James Embree House
Services important in and around the community of Port Hawkesbury include accommodations (hotel, motel, inn, vacation home, bed and breakfast), campground, pubs, gift shops, restaurants, coffee shops, gas station, grocery store, liquor store, cell service, internet and transportation services like marina and airport.