Ben Eoin

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Ben Eoin
Unincorporated community
Ben Eoin is located in Nova Scotia
Ben Eoin
Ben Eoin
Location of East Bay in Nova Scotia
Coordinates: 45°58′4″N 60°27′18″W / 45.96778°N 60.45500°W / 45.96778; -60.45500Coordinates: 45°58′4″N 60°27′18″W / 45.96778°N 60.45500°W / 45.96778; -60.45500
Country  Canada
Province  Nova Scotia
Regional municipality Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Time zone UTC-4 (AST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-3 (ADT)
Forward sortation area B1J
Area code(s) 902 and 782
NTS Map 011F16
Ben Eoin is best known for its all season resort.

Ben Eoin[1] (Scottish Gaelic: Beinn Eòin) is a community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.[2]

Ben Eoin lies on the East Bay of the Bras d'Or Lake and hosts an all season resort including a ski hill (Ski Ben Eoin), an 18-hole golf course (The Lakes Golf Club) and a 75-slip marina (The Ben Eoin Yacht Club & Marina).[3][4][5] Also located in Ben Eoin is a provincial picnic and hiking park (Ben Eoin Provincial Park), a country inn (The Birches) and a large summer trailer park (Ben Eoin Beach RV Resort & Campground).

The name, Beinn Eòin, translates to "John's Mountain" ("Eoin" means John) and is named after John (Jonathan - son of John) McNeil, a farmer who lived at the foot of Ben Eoin around 1855 or earlier. (R.M. McLellan PM 1905).[2][6]



  1. ^ "Geographical Names of Canada - Ben Eoin". Government of Canada. Retrieved January 16, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Nova Scotia Geographical Names Database entry for "Ben Eoin" (includes map)". Government of Nova Scotia. Retrieved May 13, 2012. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Ben Eoin resort proposal would combine ski resort, golf course and marina". The Cape Breton Post. Retrieved May 13, 2012. 
  4. ^ "$3.5-million marina proposed for Ben Eoin". The Chronicle Herald. Retrieved May 13, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Ben Eoin resort proposal would combine ski resort, golf course and marina". CBC News. Retrieved August 8, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Place-names of the province of Nova Scotia (1922), by Thomas J Brown". Royal Print & Litho., Halifax, N.S. Retrieved May 13, 2012.