Baddeck

Travel Guide
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.

Telegraph House
Telegraph House
3 out of 5
479 Chebucto Street, Baddeck, NS, B0E 1B0
The price is $109 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3
$109
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Baddeck. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4/5 Very Good! (292 reviews)
"This was my third or fourth stay at Telegraph House. It's pleasantly old fashioned and comfortable. My only disappointment was that the dining room was closed for the season . . . and it was a good one."

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

Telegraph House
Silver Dart Lodge
Silver Dart Lodge
4 out of 5
257 Shore Rd, Baddeck, NS, B0E 1B0
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in Baddeck. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (775 reviews)
"Great stopping point when driving to Newfoundland- quaint little village- excellent access to driving the Cabot Trail specifically- Best Restaurant was the Freight Shed- 5 stars by my books-"

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2022

Silver Dart Lodge
Inverary Resort
Inverary Resort
3 out of 5
368 Shore Road, Baddeck, NS, B0E 1B0
The price is $120 per night from Feb 13 to Feb 14
$120
per night
Feb 13 - Feb 14
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! (785 reviews)
"We only stayed one night but everyone was very friendly and helpful."

Reviewed on Oct 16, 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 free WiFi, breakfast, and a sauna. Popular attractions Saint Anns Bay and Munroe Point Lighthouse are located nearby. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Great gate into North Cape Breton
"Great location: next to Cabot trail, and close to "civilization" of North Sydney, 20 minutes walk from Puffin boat tour, 5 minutes from a shore of St. Anne bay. Cozy cabins, sauna on site, convenient kitchen, internet and mobile coverage (which can be an issue in many other areas). Very helpful owner ..."

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2022

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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, a sauna, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Saint Anns Bay and Munroe Point Lighthouse are located nearby. ...
Eagles Nest
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