Welcome to the village of Baddeck… stay a while.

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 Lakes, Baddeck is a bustling village that maintains it's essence as a quaint community...


Things to Do.

Coming up this month – “A Magical Seaside Christmas” in Baddeck, November 23-24. Don’t miss the tree lighting and carolling on Friday evening and the Parade of Lights on Saturday, Nov. 23rd. A full schedule of events –A MAGICAL SEASIDE CHRISTMAS – final poster

Check out our festivals & events page for events during the months May to October in 2019. They include the Cabot Trail Relay Run on May 25-26.  KitchenFest  June 28 to July 6, 2019, Celtic music and food.   Canada Day in Baddeck is well known by visitors, especially for its fireworks. Festiville Baddeck, a street festival featuring music, food and much more is held one night in July & August.  In the summer & fall, discover the excitement as you uncover the secrets of our great actors in Theatre Baddeck productions, take a step back in time at the Highland Village Museum, learn & appreciate the Gaelic Culture & music at our Gaelic college or learn about the wonders of the inventions at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site.Our last big event is Celtic Colours International Festival featuring the best of celtic music from Oct. 11-19th, 2019. Be sure to enjoy a round of golf at our renowned courses as you take in the sparkling Bras d’Or Lakes.



As you embark on the journey of a lifetime, rest assured that your accommodations will be as wonderful as your adventures. Whether you want to be treated like royalty, embrace the ruggedness of nature or get cozy at one of our beautiful bed and breakfasts, Baddeck can accommodate all of your desires! Take full advantage of your stunning surroundings and treat yourself to a vacation that you’ll never forget.



Indulge in the taste of your vacation as you enjoy a truly authentic Cape Breton meal. Kick back and relax as you satisfy your taste buds at one of our famed lobster boils while marveling at the panoramic view of the sparkling Bras d’Or Lakes. After you have eaten your hearts desire of fresh seafood, cool down with a refreshing drink or visit the heart of Baddeck and sample our fresh baked goods and coffee.


Alexander Graham Bell, compelled by the beauty of Baddeck, chose this area as his summer home. Today, visitors celebrate Bell's life through the exhibitions and interactive demonstrations at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site.

Baddeck has something for every traveller. From spas, fine dining, and 5-star accommodations to hiking, sailing, and camping, the Village will delight you with its unique character. Exquisite food can be found in the many restaurants offering everything from our world famous lobster to a steaming cup of seafood chowder or homemade baked goods. Enjoy a unique shopping experience while exploring our shops, boutiques, galleries, and much, much more.

While visiting Baddeck, take advantage of our many leisure activities, including sailing and boating, golfing, hiking, sightseeing, snowmobiling, skiing, and more. Spend your evenings enjoying local entertainment at ceilidhs, and concerts offered at many venues in town.