Things To Do in Cape Breton

Baddeck and Cape Breton are jam packed with fantastic things to do! 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.

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Baddeck Ceilidh Gatherings

Baddeck Gathering Ceilidh’s is a must-do when visiting our area! Visitors from as far away as Australia have come back night after night to enjoy the music and to perform. A traditional ceilidh is a kitchen party where everyone is welcome to perform if they wish. People who never thought they could, have found themselves mastering the art of the square dance or sharing their particular talent with the audience. Fun for the whole family!

Season:
July and August
Every night at 7:30 pm

Rates:
$10.00 Adult, $5.00 Youth 16 and under,
babes-in-arms free.

Phone:
902-295-0971

Email:
baddeckgathering@hotmail.com

Website:
www.baddeckgathering.com

Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

One of the best things to do is to visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. It’s 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 Alexander Graham Bell’s life-long pursuit of knowledge and invention.

Discover how air and water captured Dr. Bell’s imagination and how ideas led him to transmit sound on light and create a treadle powered sound recording device, man-carrying kites, airplanes and a record setting-hydrofoil boat.

Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
Season:
May 15th – October 30th
Daily 9am – 5pm

Rates:
May 1 – October 31
Adult $7.80
Senior (65+) $6.55
Youth (6-16) $3.90
Family $19.60
*Admission Fees Subject to Change

Phone:
1-902-295-2069

Website:
www.pc.gc.ca/bell

Outdoor Adventure

Cabot Trail Discover tours

Add to your golf adventure – The Good Cheer Discovery Tour:
Nova Scotia’s history of spreading good cheer dates back to 1606 when famed explorer, Samuel de Champlain, established “L’ordre de Bon Temps” to provide good food and good times, keeping up the health and morale of the colonists through the harsh winters. In this spirit, we offer a tour designed to toast the long lineage of quality food and drink producers on the island. Leave the car keys behind while you enjoy lunch at a local eatery, enjoy craft beer and wine tastings on the banks of the Bras d’Or Lakes, and finish with a tour, sample, and full dinner at Glenora Distillery – Cape Breton’s only single malt whiskey distillery.

Duration: Approximately 7 hours

$125 per person plus tax

In addition you cal 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 Internation Festival – 2018 Tour
2) Cabot Trail Discovery Tour
3) Good Cheer Discovery Tour
4) Cruise Excursions – Local Experiences
5) Private Tours
6) PEI Tours

North River Kayaking

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 Island. Our fleet of kayaks are modern, stable, recreational boats which are easy to handle, allowing the paddler to enjoy the scenery and adventure. Whether you are a first time kayaker or an experienced paddler, you’ll feel comfortable and secure throughout the tour. Both single and double equipped kayaks are available.

North River Kayak Tours
Season:
May 15th – October 15th

Rates:
$69.00 Half Day Guided Tour
$119.00 Full Day Guided Tour
$649.00 3 Day Highland Getaway
$299.00/person 2 Day Kayak & Hike

Phone:
1-902-929-2628

Email:
info@northriverkayak.com

Website:
www.northriverkayak.com/

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Shops and Boutiques

PATHCOULI’S

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

Boutique Patchouli
Season:
Open Year-Round

Phone:
(902) 295-1154

Email:
patchouli@ns.aliantzinc.ca

Two Bouys Home and 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 Buoys Home & Gifts has something to suit your taste.

Two Buoys Home & Gifts
Season:
Daily May – October 7:30 am – 6:30 pm

Phone:
(902) 295-4004

Email:
info@twobuoys.com

Website:
twobuoys.com

Our Seaside Home Decor

The beautiful stone building 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 made from recycled plastic, that can withstand all weather conditions!

Our Seaside Home Decor
Season:
Open year round!

Phone:
902-295-9040

Email:
ourseasidehomedecor@gmail.com

Website:
ourseasidehome.com

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Breweries

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 Club in Baddeck as well as many other Cape Breton and Nova Scotia locations.

Big Spruce Beers include Kitchen Party Ale and Cereal Killer Stout.

Big Spruce Brewing
Season:
Monday – Wednesday 8am -5pm
Thursday 8am – 6pm
Friday 8am – 7pm
Saturday 12pm – 5pm

Phone:
902-295-ALES(2537)

Email:
bigsprucebrewing@gmail.com

Website:
bigspruce.ca

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