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Located on the Cabot Trail, Cape Breton

The Wreck Cove General Store was opened in 1976, and was taken over in 2014 by a young Ontario couple living the Cape Breton dream. Our store is open year-round; we close only on Christmas Day and half of Remembrance Day!

We offer fuel, freshly ground coffee, grocery basics, little necessities for the camper and traveler, and local information. We also stock a nice selection of books by local authors published by Cape Breton Books, beautiful postcards, and a selection of crafts and collectibles.

Seasonal Offerings

  • Our World Famous fresh lobster sandwiches or tasty crab roll
  • Hunting permits, fishing licenses
  • Ice cream!
  • T-shirts, jackets, hats and souvenirs.

As the seasons change, so do our hours, our stock, and our pace. Our business matches what's happening in Cape Breton.

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7 Days a Week
8:00am - 8:00pm
(Until Mid-Nov)


42470 Cabot Trail
RR#1 Englishtown
Nova Scotia
B0C 1H0, Canada


Call / email Brent or Jen
(902) 929 2900

During the busy tourist season, we have a wider range of snacks for the road, and carefully chosen gift and clothing items. Throughout summer and fall we stock more grocery items, as well as licenses and permits for hunting and fishing. We try always to provide a good selection of local products, organic and fair trade foods (and coffee!), well-made clothing, and interesting crafts and books.

It's definitely not a complete list, but here are some of the kinds of things you will find, depending on when you visit us...

  • Fuel: Regular & Supreme.
  • Hunters, fishers licenses.
  • Snowmobilers maps, snacks.
  • Tourists information, maps, post cards and stamps, snacks, camera film and photo storage, small batteries, basic fishing lures, first aid items, clothing—genuine Sou'westers, summer hats, windbreakers and other novelties.
  • Collectors crafts, collectibles, a nice selection from Cape Breton Books.
  • Grocery items: canned goods, breads, eggs, milk, potatoes, cheese, salt, tea, paper towels, dish soap, light bulbs—a nice range of basics, priced reasonably.
  • Snacks: chocolate, chips and chewing gum, nuts and snack bars—including gluten-free options—ice cream in cones/cups, gourmet licorice and candy cups. Try Maritime favorites: dulce and salt water taffy.
  • Food: our famous lobster sandwich and crab sandwiches in season, subs and pizza bugers, locally made oat cakes and pepperoni, and huge, have-to-be-seen cinnamon rolls. Hot food available in the winter.
  • Drinks: bottled water, assorted soda, juices, hot chocolate, teas (including chai varieties), fresh coffee.