What to See

Baddeck and Area

Centrally located at the start of the Cabot Trail, the Village of Baddeck provides an excellent beginning to you Cape Breton adventure!

Bell Bay Golf Club

One of Cape Breton Island’s premier courses, Bell Bay overlooks the Bras d’Or Lakes in beautiful Baddeck. This Thomas McBroom masterpiece has incredible views from virtually every hole and was sculpted into the natural features of the land to make each hole very distinctive.

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Amoeba Sailing Tours

Observe the majestic Bald Eagles as they circle the boat, see Alexander Graham Bell’s mansion Beinn Bhreagh, and the beautiful Baddeck shoreline. Relax and enjoy an entertaining, and educational narrative of the area on the deck of a boat unique to all of the Bras d’Or Lakes.

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Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

Here you can explore the amazing worlds of a lifetime that has touched all of us. You’re in for a pleasant surprise because the telephone was only the beginning of Alexander Graham Bell’s life-long pursuit of knowledge and invention.

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The Gaelic College

Colaisde na Gàidhlig / The Gaelic College has an international reputation for its contribution to the promotion and preservation of traditional Gaelic culture, offering instruction in over ten disciplines, and year-round learning and fun. As a cultural destination, it will delight visitors with the unique opportunity to experience first-hand the living culture of the Nova Scotia Gaelic people.

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Uisge Bàn Falls Provincial Park

The Park includes a 1.5 hour round trip hike to a spectacular waterfall on Cape Breton Island, 14.5 km north of Baddeck (Highway 105, Exit 9). A 1.5-km (1-mi) trail leads to this spectacular 50 ft. waterfall in a granite gorge. A 2-km trail follows the North Branch River with beautiful hardwood stands along the cliffs. Parking, picnic tables (some with shelters) and vault toilets are on site.

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Day Trips

Cabot Trail and around Cape Breton

From Baddeck, enjoy numerous experiences of our culture, adventure and scenery, all within a short drive from Inverary!

Bannockburn Discovery Tours

Your journey around the Cabot Trail will delight and amaze you. A new discovery awaits around almost every turn – some of the most spectacular scenery you have ever witnessed, colourful artisan shops and studios, encounters with wildlife, and much more.

This scenic travel way will lift you over majestic mountains with numerous stops at scenic look-offs, then will dip down into quaint fishing villages that hug the Atlantic Ocean coastline.

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Celtic Music Interpretive Center

The Celtic Music Interpretive Centre is a not-for-profit society and a one-of-a-kind facility located in the tiny village of Judique, Cape Breton Island. Our mandate is to collect, preserve and promote the traditional Celtic music of Cape Breton Island through Education, Research and Performance.
Join us for great tunes, food and good times!

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Cape Breton Miners Museum

Situated on one of the most picturesque coasts of Cape Breton Island, on a 15-acre site filled with wild roses and grasses, the Cape Breton Miners Museum pays tribute to the region’s long and rich history of coal mining. It is home to profound stories of miners and their families, and the resource that helped build a nation.

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