Baddeck

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Baddeck showing a small town or village and street scenes
This lakeside village appeals with its scenery, history and outdoor pursuits. Kayak to an island, ski through forests and visit the home of the inventor of the telephone. 

Baddeck is an attractive village on the shores of Bras d'Or Lake, a place of scenic beauty and adventure. Try different outdoor pursuits and wildlife watching and drive or cycle along a coastal route that winds through mountains and villages.

The unhurried, leafy streets of Baddeck are pleasant to explore on foot. Check out the colorful clapboard houses, many of which double up as guesthouses, hotels, cafés and restaurants. Browse the antique stores, boutiques, independent galleries and jewelry shops. Make your way over to the east edge of the village to visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. Explore the museum to discover more about the inventor of the telephone, who made Baddeck his summer home. Learn about his experiments with boats and planes and see replica models.

Go to the waterfront and enjoy a relaxed stroll around Baddeck Harbour and the northern shores of Bras d’Or Lake. Spot luxury yachts and old fishing boats moored in the water and admire the views across the lake to nearby islands. 

The harbor is a great base for watersports activities such as waterskiing and Jet Skiing. Join a kayaking tour or catch the shuttle boat to Kidston Island for its beaches, walking trails, lighthouse and bald eagles. Kayak tours also explore more of Bras d’Or Lake and St. Ann’s Bay. 

A short drive from Baddeck are more opportunities for outdoor adventures amid the region’s natural beauty. Hike along the trails of Usige Ban Falls Provincial Park to a striking 50-feet (16-meter) tall waterfall. Drive or bike along the Cabot Trail, which passes beaches, lakes, mountains and villages. When the winter snow arrives go cross-country skiing at Ski Tuonela. 

Baddeck is about a 4-hour drive from Halifax and reachable via intercity buses. Rent a car and visit other areas of Cape Breton Island, including Cape Breton Highlands National Park and Fortress Louisbourg National Historic Site. Both are approximately 90 minutes away by car along scenic routes.

Ceilidh Country Lodge
Ceilidh Country Lodge
2.5 out of 5
368 Shore Road, Baddeck, NS, B0E 1B0
The price is CA $129 per night from Aug 20 to Aug 21
Stay at this motel in Baddeck. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4/5 Very Good! (393 reviews)
"We were moved to another property as they were having a bit of problems with there lines at the original place…..very smooth process and I was happy they could still accommodate us."

Reviewed on Aug. 9, 2022

Ceilidh Country Lodge
Auberge Gisele's Inn
Auberge Gisele's Inn
4 out of 5
387 Shore Road, Baddeck, NS, B0E 1B0
The price is CA $165 per night from Aug 18 to Aug 19
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly inn in Baddeck. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a sauna. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in our ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (519 reviews)
"Beautiful little gem"

Reviewed on Aug. 10, 2022

Auberge Gisele's Inn
Inverary Resort
Inverary Resort
3 out of 5
368 Shore Road, Baddeck, NS, B0E 1B0
The price is CA $237 per night from Aug 15 to Aug 16
Stay at this 3-star spa hotel in Baddeck. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in our ...
3.8/5 Good! (756 reviews)
"Sauna and outdoor hot tub were closed during our stay. Indoor hot tub and pool were not the cleanest. Our room was fine and our breakfast was nice."

Reviewed on Aug. 8, 2022

Inverary Resort
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Puffin Pod at Sally's Brook Off-Grid Luxury Cabins
Puffin Pod at Sally's Brook Off-Grid Luxury Cabins
Englishtown, NS
Stay at this cabin in Englishtown. Enjoy breakfast, a sauna, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Saint Anns Bay and Munroe Point Lighthouse are located nearby. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
"I liked that we were close to nature but with modern amenities!"

Reviewed on Jul. 30, 2022

Puffin Pod at Sally's Brook Off-Grid Luxury Cabins
Hummingbird Pod at Sally's Brook Wilderness Cabins
Hummingbird Pod at Sally's Brook Wilderness Cabins
Englishtown, NS
Stay at this cabin in Englishtown. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a sauna. Popular attractions Saint Anns Bay and Munroe Point Lighthouse are located nearby. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
"Such a great romantic atmosphere, very cozy and perfect for a romantic getaway!! View was breathtaking and lights going to the cabin were such a special touch!Property manager Lisa was great at communicating before /during and after stay! Only problem was we wish we could of stayed longer to enjoy ..."

Reviewed on Oct. 18, 2021

Hummingbird Pod at Sally's Brook Wilderness Cabins
Eagles Nest
Eagles Nest
Englishtown, NS
Stay at this cabin in Englishtown. Enjoy breakfast, onsite parking, and 1 bedroom. Popular attractions Saint Anns Bay and Munroe Point Lighthouse are located ...
Eagles Nest
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