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BaddeckCanada

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.

Top Hotels in Baddeck

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Inverary Resort
Inverary Resort
3 out of 5
368 Shore Road, Baddeck, NS
The price is CA $180 per night

Situated on a lake, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bras d'Or Lake and Gilbert H. Grosvenor Hall. Bras d'Or Lakes and Watershed Interpretive Centre ...

3.7/5Good! (643 reviews)

"Beautiful location. Grounds are beautiful and well maintained. More information should be given upon arrival about covid 19 restrictions and perhaps offer booking for the pool then. Fantastic place overall!"…"

Reviewed on Jul. 17, 2020

Inverary Resort
Silver Dart Lodge
Silver Dart Lodge
4 out of 5
257 Shore Rd, Baddeck, NS
The price is CA $119 per night

This family-friendly Baddeck hotel is located by the sea, within 1 mi (2 km) of Bras d'Or Lake, Bras d'Or Lakes and Watershed Interpretive Centre and Kidston ...

4.2/5Excellent! (568 reviews)

"omg! this lodge was super well maintained and there were a many facilities that you can enjoy with your family including an outdoor swimming pool, basket ball court, horseshoe kinda things. I highly recommend this place if you visit to Beddeck or Cape Breton!!"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 5, 2020

Silver Dart Lodge
Cabot Trail Motel
Cabot Trail Motel
2.5 out of 5
8450 Trans Canada Hwy 105, Baddeck, NS
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $109 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Baddeck motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Bras d'Or Lake, Kidston Island Beach Ferry and Gilbert H. Grosvenor Hall. Bras d'Or Lakes and ...

4/5Very Good! (244 reviews)

"Rooms are dated but clean. Bed was very comfortable and staff was very accommodating"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 6, 2020

Cabot Trail Motel

Top things to do in Baddeck

Private Cabot Trail Discovery Tour
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Private Cabot Trail Discovery Tour

CA $605
Per adult
Cabot Trail Discovery Tour
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Cabot Trail Discovery Tour

CA $151
Per adult

Reviews of Baddeck

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Oct 24, 2019

Traveled October 22nd and a lot of places close early for the season so choices were limited

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Oct 21, 2019

Beautiful town, helpful friendly people. Good food. It’s a great spot for a weekend getaway!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Oct 15, 2019

We didn't stay in Baddeck too long. It was an overnight stay after finishing the Cabot Trail, before heading home. We did stop to fish the lake, and it is a beautiful town.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Oct 15, 2019

Enjoyed the Cabot Trail..

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Oct 8, 2019

Beautiful little town

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Sep 17, 2019

The guy playing the pipes needs to learn some songs and not keep replaying the scales.

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