Things to Do

Attractions

A Magical Seaside Christmas 2019

    More information to come as events are finalized and announced Please note that the following Accommodations and Restaurants will be open to serve you this weekend: (in No particular Order) – The Freight Shed Restaurant – Tom’s Pizza Restaurant – Bean There Cafe -Tim Horton’s – Inverary Resort on Baddeck Bay – Telegraph…

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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,…

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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

Amoeba Sailing Tours

Amoeba Sailing Tours is a small family business in Baddeck. We are located within minutes of the motels, Bell Bay Golf Course, restaurants and the Bell Museum. Over 30 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 Lake. The…

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Bird Island Boat Tours

Want to see Puffins and more? For 47 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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Cabot Discovery Tours

Discover the coastal drives, wildlife, heritage and culture of Cape Breton Island.  More than 20 years combined experience leading small group tours around the Cabot Trail.  Our safe, comfortable vans carry groups from Baddeck, Inverness, and provide shore excursions from the Port of Sydney. The Tours – 1) Celtic Colours International Festival – 2020 Tour…

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Donelda’s Puffin Boat Tours

The 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 you’re…

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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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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

A Magical Seaside Christmas 2019

    More information to come as events are finalized and announced Please note that the following Accommodations and Restaurants will be open to serve you this weekend: (in No particular Order) – The Freight Shed Restaurant – Tom’s Pizza Restaurant – Bean There Cafe -Tim Horton’s – Inverary Resort on Baddeck Bay – Telegraph…

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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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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 Farmers Market

Every Wednesday from early June through late October, Baddeck is bustling with hungry patrons of the Baddeck Farmers 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 encouraging local production and consumption…

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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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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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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 Nova Scotia! 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…

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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 &amp, 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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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

Big Spruce Brewing

Big Spruce Brewing is Atlantic Canada’s only organic, on-farm craft brewery and hop yard. We brew only unfiltered, unpasteurised, unbelievably good beer. Drop by our Sprucetique for growlers, cans, and speciality bottles of many year-round and seasonal beers. Located in Nyanza, just west of Baddeck, and it is available on tap at the Bras d’Or…

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Golf

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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Bell Bay Golf Club

Bell Bay Golf Club, a Thomas McBroom Design sits high above the Bras d’Or Lake, 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

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

A Magical Seaside Christmas 2019

    More information to come as events are finalized and announced Please note that the following Accommodations and Restaurants will be open to serve you this weekend: (in No particular Order) – The Freight Shed Restaurant – Tom’s Pizza Restaurant – Bean There Cafe -Tim Horton’s – Inverary Resort on Baddeck Bay – Telegraph…

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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 Lake, 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) *…

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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 Clinic – (902) 295-3374 Baddeck Employment & Resource Centre – (902) 295-1649 Bellwether Media Inc. – (902) 295-1144 Bruce MacDonald, Accountant – (902) 295-1202 Burnsmor Studio – (902) 295-2293 Harvey Realties Ltd. – (902) 295-2364 Matt Hart Law Inc. – (902) 295-1245…

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