Community of Membertou 

Community of Membertou


Where Tradition Meets Today

Named after Grand Chief Membertou, our community of Membertou is located within its tribal district of Unama’kithe Mi’kmaw word for Cape Breton Island.


Located 3km from Sydney’s downtown core, Membertou is a thriving Mi’kmaw community.


We welcome the world to experience our rich and historical culture. Our businesses open their doors every day, offering experiences for everyone to enjoy such as bowling, skating, dining, shopping and taking part in authentic cultural workshops!


Whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, we welcome you to stay, dine, shop and play here in Membertou.


For more information about the community of Membertou, visit our Membertou Community website.

Chief Terrance Paul, the Chief and CEO of Membertou.
Chief Terry Paul - Membertou Pow Wow
Membertou Heritage Park, a five-acre facility that offers living history of the people of Membertou and the Mi'kmaw culture.

Cultural Experiences

Membertou Heritage Park consists of a five-acre site that offers a living history of the people of Membertou and the Mi’kmaq culture. The indoor exhibit contains preserved pieces and archives to teach you about our community. Take part in one of their cultural workshops or interactive tours!



Drum Making


Basket Making

Talking Stick


Wooden Flowers

Guided Exhibit Tours

Medicine Bag Making