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Historic Site
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Find out how the telephone was invented by visiting Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, which includes a museum dedicated to the li
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National Park
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Enjoy the outdoors with tranquil walks around picturesque mountains, scenic beaches, and the famed landscape of the highlands at Cape Breton
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Scenic Drive
Cabot Trail , Cape Breton Island
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Take a scenic drive on Cabot Trail, a 298 km (185 mi) loop around the island's northern section. Named after famed explorer John Cabot, the r
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Historic Site
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Visit Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, a partial reconstruction of an 18th-century French fortress. Originally part of the most
Waterfall
Uisge Ban Falls , Baddeck
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The white, rushing waters of Uisge Ban Falls attract hikers to bask in the tranquil wooded environment. The approximately 3 km (1.8 mi) trail

Baddeck

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For most visitors on holiday in Baddeck, the town represents the beginning and the end of the world-famous Cabot Trail, a scenic roadway looping around the northern tip of Cape Breton Island. Thanks to its location on the popular drive, this settlement of just 1,000 residents offers an impressive selection of lodgings, shops, and restaurants, catering to motorists and cyclists beginning or finishing their Cabot Trail journey. Water lovers take a trip to Baddeck for a chance to sail on Bras d'Or Lake, an inland saltwater sea that attracts varied wildlife like eagles and puffins. Our Canada tour itinerary tool combines visitor reviews with your personal interests to make an itinerary informed by experts, but tailored to suit your style.

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Where to stay in Baddeck

Most of the town's quaint inns and bed and breakfasts line Margaree Road. Harbor views are almost guaranteed, and you can cover the small, low-rise town easily on foot, no matter where you choose to stay. Look even closer to the coast, along Water Street, to enjoy prime views of the town's iconic lighthouse.
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