MAPS for Cape Breton Researchers

If you are trying to locate a community in one part or another of Cape Breton, your best bet is to use the geographic names site. You can enter either a current or historic name and get the specifics. The current name feature seems to work quite well, even for very small communities.

Geographic Name Locator
Canadian Geographic Names Find your county of origin


Nova Scotia Counties
Excellent County Maps (circa 1991) from Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations
The Atlas of Canada
Topographical Maps of Canada
NS Highway Map
Nova Scotia Highway Maps
Nova Scotia Online
Nova Scotia Highway Maps
Cape Breton Island Historical Maps
McMaster Library
Le Canada, ou Nouvelle France ... (1656)
Canadian Heritage Gallery
Acadia, 1702
Canadian Heritage Gallery
Cape Breton 1767
McMaster Library
Carte de la Partie Orientale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada... (1744)
McMaster Library
A Draught of the Gut of Canso between Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island... (1775)
McMaster Library
Carte Reduite, des Costes de l'Acadie, de l'Isle Royale, et de la Partie Meridionale de l'Isle de Terre-Neuve... [1753]
McMaster Library
Nova Scotia and Newfoundland [1850?]
McMaster Library
Amér. Sep. Nouvelle Ecosse et Nouveau Brunswick [1827]
County and Area Maps of Cape Breton
City of Sydney
Street maps of Greater Sydney area
Inverness County Map
Map of Inverness County
Richmond County Map
Map of Richmond County
Isle Madame
Map of Isle Madame
Victoria County Map
Interactive Victoria County
Cape Breton Map
Interactive Map at Cape Breton
GeoNova - Geographic Gateway to Nova Scotia
Links to maps, atlases, and much more


Current Maps
Maps of the Province of Nova Scotia
To purchase from the NS Government Bookstore
Nova Scotia Topographical Maps
To purchase from the NS Government Bookstore
Historic Maps
A.F. Church Maps
Instructions for obtaining these maps from NS Dept. of Natural Resources
Crown Land Grant Maps
Instructions for obtaining these maps from NS Dept. of Natural Resources



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