The name Micmaq means "my kin-friends", these Natives lived throughout Cape Breton Island in small groups prior to being placed on reserves. In the year 1497 the first Europeans, led by the famed explorer John Cabot arrived on Cape Breton. Cabot's discovery of the island led to it's eventual settlement by Europeans, mainly by the Scots, Irish, French and English. This mixture of cultures remains on the the island to this day.
The Cabot Trail