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The Coastal Discovery Centre

Main-A-Dieu Community Development Association

Public Bulletin

The Coastal Discovery Center is proudly run by The Main-A-Dieu Community Development Association

Located In Main-a-Dieu
Where To Find Us
2886 Louis-Main-A-Dieu Rd
Main-a-Dieu, NS B1C 1V9
Areas Served Cape Breton Regional Municipality
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Phone 902-733-2258
Description & Services

The Coastal Discovery Centre is a community, social and enterprise centre housed in the former elementary school in Main-à-Dieu. Its purpose is to provide:

  • A home for local businesses and entrepreneurs, serving both residents and visitors, with a special focus on establishing the site as a major tourist attraction on the Marconi Trial.
  • A venue for social and leisure activities, including fundraising events designed to support and develop the CDC project.

The Coastal Discovery is open year-round, and offers many different services for everyone to enjoy! From the Big Wave Cafe, Library, Fishermans Museum, and C@P Site, to our weekly exercise programs, bingo, cards and crafts.. There is something for everyone to join in on.

The Coastal Discovery Centre is run as a non-for-profit organization, which means we keep our doors open because of the kindness and generosity of community members, levels of government and local organizations.

Special Information
Established 1955
Tags All abilities welcome ; Cape Breton Connect ; Community Halls (Rentals) ; Community Organizations ; Family-friendly ; Health ; Recreation Categories ; Volunteer Opportunity