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Grand Étang, Nova Scotia is located in Nova Scotia
Grand Étang, Nova Scotia
Grand Étang in Nova Scotia
Grand-Etang harbour

Grand Étang is a small community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in Inverness County on Cape Breton Island. Grand Étang is noted for its periodic high wind events called Les Suêtes.[1][2] It is also the location of Nova Scotia's first wind energy project, which was established in 2002.[3]


  1. ^ McIldoon, Ted; Pilon, M. (Aug 15, 2008). "Examples of Mountain Induced Wind in Atlantic Canada". American Meteorological Society (Conference Proceedings). 13th Conference on Mountain Meteorology. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Live on TV: Winds knocks reporters out of frame". The Weather Network. The Weather Network. March 26, 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  3. ^ Pottie, Erin (August 3, 2012). "Wind energy project blowing into Nova Scotia". Cape Breton Post. Transcontinental. Retrieved 13 June 2014.

Coordinates: 46°32′40″N 61°2′46″W / 46.54444°N 61.04611°W / 46.54444; -61.04611 (Grand Étang, Nova Scotia)