Baleine, Little Lorraine & Big Lorraine

There are several communities surrounding Riverside School that are rich in history and culture. At Riverside's Knowledge Path, you'll find several picnic tables that tell the story of these communities.

 

On your next visit, find a picnic table and listen to the stories of these places which were compiled by Riverside School and community volunteers. In some cases, you'll even get to listen to stories directly from elders who grew up here. 

Below, you'll find an audio recording as well as a PDF script of the story. Enjoy!

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Explore BalEine, Little Lorraine, and Big Lorraine

Learn about this coastal community where lighthouses played an important role in protecting sailors at sea. Once home to a Marconi wireless station that was kept a secret during wartime and the site where a Walt Disney production was filmed, this area of Cape Breton is filled with history and ecological beauty.