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Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site is a member of Parks Canada’s family of special places and spaces that commemorate our natural and cultural heritage. 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…

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Baddeck Gathering Ceilidhs

The village of Baddeck springs to life each summer when visitors and summer residents come to experience the beauty and to enjoy the culture in an area that holds tight to its Scottish roots.   At Baddeck Gathering Ceilidhs you’ll find a relaxed setting where you’ll meet new friends, learn about our Cape Breton traditional music, and maybe…

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Colaisde na Gàidhlig / The Gaelic College

Whether you’re looking for an educational tour, a relaxing culinary experience, or an interactive day of fun, Colaisde na Gàidhlig has something for you! While visiting Colaisde na Gàidhlig, enjoy a day filled with culture, learning, and fun. The Craft Shop at Colaisde na Gàidhlig is your first stop when visiting campus and is now…

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Highland Village Museum / An Clachan Gàidhealach

Perched high atop a hill, overlooking the spectacular Bras d’Or Lakes, is a truly exhilarating experience. Immerse yourself in over 120 years of the Scottish Gaels’ life in Nova Scotia. The Highland Village Museum is a living history museum that celebrates, promotes, and interprets the lives of Nova Scotia’s Gaels from 1780 to 1920. Their…

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The Bells of Baddeck

  THE BELLS OF BADDECK: The Alexander Graham and Mabel Bell Story The critically acclaimed 2015 music-drama returns to Baddeck, Cape Breton July 2016! From kites and flights to schools and libraries, Alexander Graham and Mabel Bell changed the world. Deaf from childhood, Mabel never heard the ring of the telephone nor the roar of…

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Theatre Baddeck

Theatre Baddeck: professional theatre with a distinct Cape Breton flavour! Our 2017 season features three heartwarming comedies from July to September with evening and afternoon performances. Check out the full performance calendar at www.theatrebaddeck.com/calendar Murder at the Inverary Inn by Sam Bobrick & Ron Clark. Location: The Masonic Hall, 24 Queen St. Dates: July 20-August…

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Wagmatcook Culture & Heritage Centre

If you are travelling around the Baddeck area why not stop by the Wagmatcook Culture and Heritage Centre.  Located just 10 minutes west of Baddeck, the Centre is the perfect place to spend some time.  Browse our gift shop for a selection of authentic Mi’kmaq arts and crafts, or enjoy one of our seafood specials featuring…

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Outdoor Adventure

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Amoeba Sailing Tours

Amoeba Sailing Tours is a small family business in Baddeck. We are located within minutes of the hotels, Bell Bay Golf Course, restaurants and the Bell Museum. During the past 24 years, thousands of people have enjoyed an entertaining narrated tour given by Captain John while they enjoy the natural beauty of the Bras d’Or…

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Bannockburn Tours Ltd.

Enjoy eight hour guided tours of the magnificent Cabot Trail. The trip includes a stop in Pleasant Bay and a lengthy visit to Cape Breton Highlands National Park. During the trip your driver will tell you stories about Cape Breton, past and present and introduce you to the area’s natural history as well. Frequent stops…

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Bird Island Boat Tours

Want to see Puffins and more? For 40 years, the Van Schaick family have been sharing this seabird cruise with visitors from around the world. You’ll enjoy Cape Breton’s original nature tour in an atmosphere of fun and excitement. Sea air, salt spray and circling seabirds! Daily from Big Bras d’Or, May-Sept. Fully narrated with…

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Cape Breton Guided Walks

Do you like walking and exploring the natural world? Getting to know the wildlife, birds and plants in the places you visit? Join us on a half or full day adventure in Cape Breton. All walking tours are individually designed to suit your interests. Our goal is to provide you with a one-of-a-kind experience to…

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Donelda’s Puffin Boat Tours

Cabot Trail’s only boat tour going to the Bird Islands, nesting grounds of the Atlantic Puffin. Have you ever seen the Atlantic Puffin or grey seals? Have you ever seen a bald eagle pick a fish out of the water close up? Do you know what is involved in catching that lobster that your hoping…

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North River Kayak Tours

Located on the world famous Cabot Trail 35 minutes from Baddeck. North River Kayak Tours has been offering quality sea-kayak tours on Cape Breton Island since 1994. Experience Cape Breton Island by taking a guided 1/2, full or 3 day kayak tour. Kayaking is a unique way to discover the hidden coastline of Cape Breton…

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Paddledog Kayak Tours

Join us for a leisurely, beginner friendly 1&1/2 hour guided Bras d’Or Lakes Kayak tour. We’ll paddle around Kidston Island viewing its eagle population and wildlife, experience a uinique perspective on Alexander Graham Bell’s estate Beinn Breigh, and land on a sandy beach for tea, homemade scones and a refreshing swim. Our knowledgeable and experienced…

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Uisge Ban Falls

Gaelic for “white water”, Uisge Ban (ish-ka-ban) Falls has a four kilometre (2.4 mile) trail which passes through a hardwood forest comprised largely of maple, birch and beech woods; and leads to the 16 metre (50 foot) high waterfall. The Falls Trail is approximately three kilometres (1.8 miles) in length and requires about one hour…

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Shops & Boutiques

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Alexander Graham Bell Museum Store

We are located at Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site of Canada and are operated by the non-profit Alexander Graham Bell Museum Association in cooperation with Parks Canada.  Store proceeds are used to enhance & expand programs at the museum.  We are a Cooperating Association with Parks Canada, we operate the Museum Store and Tetra…

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Aphrodite Gift Shop

Located on Baddeck’s main street, Aphrodite Gift Shop will delight you with its unique selection of goods. Aphrodite Gift Shop carries a wide selecion of items such as jewelry,fashion accessories and home decor as well as souvenirs,handcrafts & small gifts. Stop in on your visit to Baddeck!

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Arlie’s

Located in the centre of the village Arlie’s offers Giftwear, Souvenirs, T-shirts, and fashion clothing.

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Baadeck Yarns

  “More than a yarn shop, it’s an experience waiting for a visitor.” This cozy shop, tucked behind one of Baddeck’s oldest homes, is a knitter’s dream come true!   We have a unique selection of yarns from around the world. Specializing in our Exclusive Handdyed Colourways! Quality yarns and knitting accessories.   If you’re…

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Baddeck Area Community Market

Every Wednesday from early June through late October the main street of Baddeck bustles with hungry patrons of the Baddeck and Area Community Market.  It’s a great place to meet up with old friends or make new ones.  The Market celebrates the spirit of community by showcasing our local farmers, artists, artisans, and crafters and…

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Baddeck Celtic Gifts & Tartans

An interesting selection of items designed to represent Scottish, Irish, Welsh & British heritage/culture.  Including but not limited to: A nice selection of Tartan fabric in a variety of materials & price points, Coronation Street memorabilia, tartan clothing for children & adults, assorted jewelry items including silver celtic rings (including Claddagh & Cape Breton rings),…

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Blue Heron Gift Shop Ltd.

Located in the heart of Baddeck on the Bras d’Or Lakes, this wonderful shop is the oldest and considered one of the finest in town. It has one of the largest selections of Atlantic Canadian books and music in Nova Scotia. Knowledgeable staff is always eager to help by playing one of hundreds of demos…

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Colaisde na Gàidhlig / The Gaelic College

Whether you’re looking for an educational tour, a relaxing culinary experience, or an interactive day of fun, Colaisde na Gàidhlig has something for you! While visiting Colaisde na Gàidhlig, enjoy a day filled with culture, learning, and fun. The Craft Shop at Colaisde na Gàidhlig is your first stop when visiting campus and is now…

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Glass Artisans Studio & Gallery

Glass Artisans features over 20 glass artists with the main focus on glass blowing. The artists work their own magic in glass of different forms such as blown, fused, enameling, engraving and bead making. In addition to glass demonstrations we offer Glass Blowing and Bead Making classes if booked in advance. The St. Ann’s Bay…

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Baddeck Shopping

Kidston Landing Country Store

As you walk through the doors of Kidston Landing Country Store, you will embark on an exciting, unique, and quality shopping experience. A destination for one stop shopping in Baddeck, Kidston Landing presents both local Maritime and Canadian made brands, promoting the pride of buying in Canada! A friendly, knowledgeable face will greet you when…

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Kissing Cod Seafood Market

Fresh: Haddock,Cod, Halibut, Sole, Red Ocean Perch, Salmon Fillets, Tuna Loins Smoked Fish: Salmon Twists, Smoked Mackerel, Salted Herring, Salt Cod Frozen: Snow Crab Clusters, Cocktail Shrimp Shell Fish: Oysters, Blue Shell Mussels, Lobster (by order only from July 15th-Sept 20th) Also special orders- Trout, Whole Salmon, Tiger Shrimp, Swordfish, Flounder

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Our Seaside Home Decor

Our Seaside Home Decor is located at 532 Chebucto Street, Baddeck in a beautiful stone building that was once the Post office and Customs House built in the 1800’s. Here you will find merchandise with a tranquil seaside and nautical theme. We carry a wonderful line of outdoor furniture ranging from Adirondacks to Dining Sets…

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Boutique Patchouli

This fashion forward boutique is a pleasant surprise – bright, spacious and inviting – Boutique Patchouli offers affordable quality fashions and accessories for women featuring Canadian designed and manufactured lines such as Second Yoga Jeans, ecofriendly bamboo by Miik, wraps and capes by Purna and hats by Lillie and Cohoe. The boutique also carries Neon…

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Red Barn

While this landmark barn was a working dairy farm until 1979, it is now home to one of the largest gift shops in NS! Our staff is ready, willing & able to share information about our Island as well as help you find the perfect memento of your trip. The basic structure of the barn…

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Antiques Boutique

The Antiques Boutique Come browse Baddeck’s very own Antiques Centre with a variety of beautiful QUALITY British & Canadian antiques, jewellery, militaria, china, glass, linens & lace, country vintage, retro, kitchenalia, vintage Scottish items, nautical items, tools, toys, prints, small furniture, antiquarian & Gaelic books, coins & bills, vintage clothing & accessories, unique & unusual…

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The Outdoor Store

Hike Sail Life – Whatever Your Pursuit We offer quality outdoor lifestyle clothing, footwear and accessories.  Dealer for : Michael Kors, Scotch & Soda, The North Face, Columbia, Vasque, Keen, Berks, Mountain Hardwear, Lole, Teva, Ibex, Ice Breaker, Arcterez, Fig ,Sperry.

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The Water’s Edge Inn & Gallery

The Water’s Edge provides a truly unique combination of luxurious accommodation, plus an Art Gallery exhibiting original creations of over 100 maritime fine artists and designer craftsmen. All rooms have air-conditioning, full 3 or 4-piece bathrooms, cable TV, DVD, luxurious linens, a mixture of hand-made and antique furnishings, beautiful artwork from some of the artists…

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Two Buoys Home & Gifts

Situated in the heart of Baddeck in the historic Arts & Crafts Bethune House across from ‘The Welcome Centre’, Two Buoys Home & Gifts has a unique selection of local and imported gifts. From home decor to unique Tee and Sweat Shirts designed by Two Buoys, local preserves, pottery, hand hooked rugs and art, Two…

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Wagmatcook Culture & Heritage Centre

If you are travelling around the Baddeck area why not stop by the Wagmatcook Culture and Heritage Centre.  Located just 10 minutes west of Baddeck, the Centre is the perfect place to spend some time.  Browse our gift shop for a selection of authentic Mi’kmaq arts and crafts, or enjoy one of our seafood specials featuring…

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Breweries

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Big Spruce Brewing

Big Spruce Brewing is Nova Scotia’s newest Microbrewery. Located in Nyanza, just west of Baddeck, Big Spruce Brewing is an 800 litre, certified organic, on farm facility. The  unfiltered, unpasteurized organic beers are sold in refillable 1.89 litre growler bottles at the brewery, and in it is available on tap at the Bras d’Or Yacht…

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Golf

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Baddeck Forks Golf Club

          Baddeck Forks Golf Club is located along the beautiful Baddeck River overlooking the valley and fringed by Crowdis Mountain on the West. The site was previously farm land and great improvements in the last few years including 3 new holes, have increased the course length. The course is par 36…

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Golf the prestigious Bell Bay Golf Course overlooking the Bras d'Or Lakes.

Bell Bay Golf Club

Bell Bay Golf Club, a Thomas McBroom Design sits high above the Bras d’Or Lakes, Canada’s Inland Sea. The golf course was designed with the traveling golfer in mind as it is set up to be as challenging as the golfer would like to make it. With four distinct teeing areas on each hole the…

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Boating and Yachting

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Baddeck Marine

We offer professional yacht maintenance. Full service marina with qualified marine technicians on duty. Services include well stocked ships store, wharfage & mooring, laundry & showers, fuel dock and haul out and storage.

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Bras d’Or Yacht Club

Marina facilities, mooring available, launching facilities. Water, power, laundry, showers, bar & lounge. Junior sailing school (July & August). Regatta 1st full week of August.

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Other Services

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Baddeck Library

The view from the Baddeck Public Library windows is not to be missed. Overlooking Kidston Island, the Bras D’or Lakes, enjoy cozy reading room with old fashioned furniture and a comfortable atmosphere. * Free wireless and Internet access * Free visitors’ cards and borrowing privileges * Free programs for adults and children (tourists welcome) * Visitor…

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GW Taxi and Delivery Service

If you need affordable, dependable and friendly transportation or delivery services in the Wagmatcook and Baddeck areas, look no further than GW Taxi & Delivery Service. We provide fast and efficient metered-rate delivery service for prescriptions, fast food, packages and parcels, as well as taxi service for errands, shopping, medical appointments and other destinations.  …

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Other Services

  Other Services In Baddeck Professional & Financial Services AA Munro Insurance – (902) 295 – 2560 Baddeck Dental – (902) 295-3374 Baddeck Employment & Resource Centre – (902) 295-1649 Bras d’Or Graphics – (902) 295-1144 Bruce MacDonald, Accountant – (902) 295-1202 Burnsmor Studio – (902) 295-2293 Harvey Realties Ltd – (902) 295-2364 Daniel T.L. Chiasson Law Inc.Barrister and Solicitor, Real Estate…

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General Shopping

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PolyTech Products Ltd. Windows & Doors

Windows and doors are the two most important investments in a home. They affect the comfort, style and energy consumption of today’s home. PolyTech windows can give you peace of mind, whether your renovating, or building new choose the right product for your home, with A ONE TIME PURCHASE. Polytech has been manufacturing quality vinyl…

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