Swallow Bank Cottages

The Margaree Area

County of Inverness, Cape Breton Island

Margaree Centre, Nova Scotia, Canada

Located minutes from the Cabot Trail, Swallow Bank Cottages are an ideal location to embark on the world-famous drive around scenic Cape Breton.

Guests can spend their days enjoying the various activities the island has to offer, and return “home” to Swallow Bank to relax and unwind.

Fly fishing for Atlantic salmon or trout in the river, hunting in the highlands and snowmobiling on the TransCanada trail are just some of activities that continue to draw visitors to the Margaree area year after year. Our location provides visitors with quick access to the river as well as access to the trail systems for ATV’s and snowmobiling.  

Angling in Nova Scotia

Fishing the Margaree River

The Margaree River is a celebrated river system extending over 120 KM (75mi). Renowned for its sports fishing of trout and salmon, the river holds the title as the world’s first catch-and-release river.

The Margaree is a Canadian Heritage Rivers System (CHRS) waterway. Supported by the provincial and federal governments, the CHRS goals are to conserve and protect the best examples of Canada’s river heritage, to give them national recognition, and to encourage the public to enjoy and appreciate them.

To learn more about angling on the Margaree River, please visit the Margaree Salmon Association’s website.

Margaree Accommodations

Swallow Bank Cottages

Year-round accommodations along Nova Scotia’s famous Margaree River.