Goat Island Walking Trail
|Where To Find Us||
25 Goat Island Trail
|Areas Served||Cape Breton Regional Municipality|
Description & Services
Destination Goat Island is part of Eskasoni First
Nation and has a partnership with Eskasoni Cultural
Journeys. The Island includes a groomed walking
trail, picnic areas and various cultural sites.
The Goat Island Experience
Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the beautiful trails of Goat
Island and be sure to watch for bald eagles that nest nearby
and make this area their home. Along the Goat Island Trail
you will see the unspoiled natural beauty of the Bras d’Or
Lakes, Canada’s Inland Sea. Meet interpretive guides who
will share Mi’kmaq history and culture through stories,
music and various demonstrations. Interpreters will
demonstrate their knowledge of medicinal plants, herbs,
how to construct a wigwam and the history of Eskasoni
and Goat Island.
The Story of Goat Island
Goat Island is located within the First Nations community of
Eskasoni and was originally called Indian Island. Goat Island
is so named because, during centralization, goats were
placed in the community for farming purposes. After they
began to eat everything in the community, the goats were
taken and placed on the island.
Come and Visit Goat Island!
For more information about guided tours contact:
Eskasoni Cultural Journeys
Sandra MacDonald, Tour Coordinator
Toll Free: 1-855-376-2422