Baddeck, NS, Adventure & Travel Guide

Nova Scotia, Canada Travel and Adventure

On the shores of Bras d'Or Lake on Cape Breton Island

Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada rests on the shores of (north side) Bras d'Or Lake on Cape Breton Island. The village is referred to as the "Birthplace of Canadian Aviation", the home of Alexander Graham Bell and the doorway (start and finish) of the famous Cabot Trail sightseeing driving route.


Top 10 Things To Do, Adventures, Attractions, Activities in Baddeck, NS

Top things to do, attractions, adventures and activities enjoyed in Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada include golfing, hiking, boating, fishing, canoeing, sailing, kayaking, wildlife tours, birding, boating, road tripping and waterfalling.

Best Parks, Trails and Place of Interest to explore in Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada

A few of the more popular activity and sightseeing destinations in the region includes Egypt Falls, St Ann's Provincial Park, (1912) Kidston Island Lighthouse, Bras d'Or Lake, Uisge Ban Falls, and the famous 297 kilometre (184 mile) Cabot Trail.  

What are the Accommodations, Services and Amenities in Baddeck, NS?

What type of places to stay are there available in Baddeck, NS? Places to stay include accommodations like motels, inns, cottages, vacation homes, bed and breakfasts and campgrounds. Important services and amenities for travelers when exploring in and around Baddeck, NS, Canada includes pubs, gift shops, restaurants, gas stations, grocery store, liquor store, cell service, and internet, and transportation services including marina, taxi, and community airport.

Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Attractions, Historical Sites, Culture

The best places for travellers to enjoy museums, historic sites and cultural venues like art, music and theatre in and around Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada include the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site,  Gaelic College of Celtic Arts and Crafts, (1889)  St. Mark's Masonic Lodge, (1885) Gilbert H. Grosvenor Hall, (1889) Victoria County Court House, and the Wagmatcook Culture & Heritage Centre. 

How Do I Get To Baddeck Nova Scotia?

Vehicle: From Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, at the entrance of Cape Breton Island, travel the main Highway #105 and drive 92 kilometres (1 hour 10 minutes) to the community of Baddeck, NS. Other transportation in the community includes taxi, and marina.

Air: The closest international airport to Downtown Baddeck is the Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) (3 hours 14 minute drive - 322 kms). Locally there is the Sydney/J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport (YQY).

Ferry: Ferry service from Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada to Newfoundland, Canada. (schedule)

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