Baddeck, Nova Scotia, CA

Baddeck, Nova Scotia, CA

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What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Baddeck?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Baddeck. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Bras d'Or Lakes and Watershed Interpretive Centre: 46 vacation rentals
  • Gilbert H. Grosvenor Hall: 46 vacation rentals
  • Kidston Island Beach Ferry: 46 vacation rentals
  • Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site: 46 vacation rentals
  • Lake O'Law Picnic Park: 77 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Baddeck listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I find a vacation rental with suitable for kids in Baddeck?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with suitable for kids among our 21 vacation rentals with suitable for kids available in Baddeck. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Lakeside living in charming Baddeck

    The waterside village of Baddeck welcome visitors to its picturesque shores, where lighthouses beautify nearby islands and quaint downtown streets are dotted with local cafes and specialty shops. The town fronts Bras d'Or Lake on Cape Breton Island, at the eastern end of Nova Scotia, where rugged coastline and lush forests make for scenic drives and nature hikes. Many Baddeck vacation rentals come in the form of charming cottages, often close to the water and with amenities like cozy fireplaces and outdoor grills for summer barbecues. Once you've selected your ideal property, you'll find a range of amusements await, from historic museums to golf courses.

    Waterfront fun in Baddeck

    Thanks to Baddeck's island locale, water activities are a big draw here, with a couple of companies offering excursions out onto Bras d'Or Lake. On kayaks, you can reach the nearby Kidston Island, where circling around the shore you'll happen upon views of 2 lighthouses and perhaps some local birds as well. Like to venture a little further? Take a boat tour, sailing along the coastline and off to bird sanctuaries to snap photographs of cute orange-beaked puffins and bald eagles. The village has a yacht club and full-service marina, so visitors can bring their own sail boats.

    Hands-on history in Baddeck

    Though Baddeck holds an obvious appeal to sailors and water lovers, history buffs will find some interesting attractions here as well. The village is home to the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, as the inventor often spent his summers here. At the museum, you can see mementos from his life, family photographs and some of his models and inventions, including a replica airplane that Bell helped create. Kids will enjoy helping with hands-on experiments and crafting colorful kites to fly out on the lawns. The park looks out over Baddeck Bay and makes a scenic spot for afternoon picnics.

    Pleasant sunny summers in beautiful Baddeck

    Nothing beats summers in Baddeck, with the sun shining down to reflect off the waters of Bras d'Or Lake as you glide across the surface on a sail boat, spotting lighthouses off in the distance. Winters here are cold and wet, and even spring and fall see freezing temperatures, so waterfront activities and nature-filled hikes are best reserved for June through September, when afternoons heat up into the comfortable 70s. Many Baddeck vacation rentals come equipped with a fireplace, perfect for cool summer nights spent indoors, playing board games with the family and sipping hot cocoa, topped with marshmallows.

    Explore the great outdoors in stunning Baddeck

    With the stunning landscape of Cape Breton Island and the glistening waters of Bras d'Or Lake beautifying Baddeck, there are plenty of spots to spend the day outdoors enjoying nature. Cape Breton Highland National Park is a great place to start, with its famous Cabot Trail looping almost 300 kilometers around the island. The park is about an hour away, but you can start and end the scenic drive from Baddeck. Along the way, look for moose, black bears and all sorts of other creatures that live here. Not far from your Baddeck vacation rental, Uisge Ban Falls Provincial Park invites hikers to follow a trail that leads to a gorgeous waterfall.