Baddeck & Area
Discover both the beginning and the end of the Cabot Trail in Baddeck.
Baddeck, situated along the shores of the Bras d'Or Lakes, is a village in bloom from spring to autumn with a kaleidoscope of colours in baskets, boxes and gardens along its downtown shopping core. Baddeck is a bustling resort community boasting 600+ rooms, yet retains the essence of a quaint village.
A wide array of activities including sailing regattas, birding, hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding and even dog sledding provide excitement for visitors of all ages. The visitor can enjoy the nightly Ceilidhs or lively theatre productions. It is popular with visitors during Celtic Colours because of its central location.
Alexander Graham Bell, compelled by the beauty of Baddeck, chose this area as his summer residence. Today, visitors celebrate Bell's life work through the exhibitions and interactive demonstrations at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site.
On a boat tour, you can catch a glimpse of Bell's summer estate, Beinn Bhreagh, where his descendants still vacation. At the Bell Bay Golf Course, one of Cape Breton's Fabulous Foursome, golfers can hone their game on the course or at its large practice facility.