Baddeck is situated in the heart of Cape Breton Island, considered to be the beginning and end of the world famous Cabot Trail. Stretching along the shores of the beautiful Bras d'Or Lake, Baddeck is a bustling village that maintains its essence as a quaint and friendly community...

Things to do

Outdoor adventure, cultural excursions, lakeside dining and shopping are just some of the reasons that Baddeck is one of the Island's favourite visitor destinations.

Places to stay

World-class hospitality and incredible views of the Bras d'Or Lake are waiting for you at the end of a wonderful day of adventure...

Local food & drink

We love all things local! Savour exceptional Island fare and local brew at our lakeside restaurants, pubs and diners. Cheers!

Festivals & events

The Island's Indigenous, Celtic and Acadian roots come alive at our annual festivals and events. Get your dancing shoes ready!

COVID-19 Safety Information

Businesses and tourism attractions operating within Baddeck and surrounding regions follow Nova Scotia COVID safety protocols. With information changing often, we encourage you to visit the Nova Scotia Health Authority for current restrictions.

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Upcoming Events

Celtic Colours International Festival

Celtic Colours International Festival

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Community: Baddeck

The Celtic Colours International Festival is a unique celebration of Cape Breton Island’s living traditional culture. For nine days in October you’ll…

Aviation Day

Aviation Day

Date:

Community: Baddeck

Update: Due to COVID-19, the visitor experience at Parks Canada-administered places may be different than it has been in the past….

Mabel’s Garden

Mabel’s Garden

Date:

Community: Baddeck

Update: Due to COVID-19, the visitor experience at Parks Canada-administered places may be different than it has been in the past….