Named after the famous Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi and his three historic transatlantic wireless stations, the Marconi Trail runs more than 60 km from Louisbourg to Glace Bay. Along with its rich history, the route offers a memorable glimpse of Cape Breton Island's rugged coastline. Small waterside communities abound, and travelers will find classic fishing wharves, sandy beaches, canoe-friendly lakes, and exceptional vantage points for bird watching.
Cape Breton Miner's Museum
The Marconi Trail region is part of North America’s first and most productive coal-producing areas. Many of the communities, including Donkin, Glace Bay, Sydney, Sydney Mines presented a very unique mining lifestyle, which was heavily built upon hard work, camaraderie and support. The Cape Breton Miner’s Museum in Glace Bay is one of the region’s most popular attractions.
The Marconi National Historic Site
Have you ever been curious about how Guglielmo Marconi and his team of engineers and scientists were able to send the first wireless message across the Atlantic Ocean to England? The Marconi National Hisoric Site in Glace Bay is dedicated to Guglielmo’s achievements, showing various photographs and interpretive exhibits.
Visitor Information Centres
Looking for more great ways to make the most of your visit in the Marconi Trail region? Visit one of our Cape Breton Visitor Information Centres where staff members are more than happy to provide local insight on festivals, events and things not to miss. Find a Visitor Information Centre