Sunset at Janvrin Island

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    Janvrin Island, off the coast of Cape Breton is named after John Janvrin and his family. Connected to the neighbouring land by only a bridge, Janvrin Island was once used by Mi’kmaq people as a summer hunting ground and was prized for its abundant population of white skinned deer. The deer population earned the island the name “The Isle of the White Stag” from its bountiful hunters.

    The white cliffs of the island show the erosion from some of the highest tides in the world. The largest settlement on the island is Janvrin’s Harbour, populating 250 people, as of 2017.

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