Cape Breton Island Historic Sites


Located in the Village of Baddeck, a beautiful 25 acre park overlooking the Bras d'Or Lakes, a saltwater inland sea.

This complex, with its three exhibit halls, contains the largest collection of Bell's artifacts and inventions, including replicas of the first telephones and a full scale model of the HD-4 hydrofoil craft.

Baddeck, Cape Breton Island, is where Alexander Graham Bell, mostly famed as the inventor of the telephone chose to build his Canadian residence. Why?.. Here are his own words:

"I have travelled the globe. I have seen the Canadian and American Rockies, the Andes and the Alps and the highlands of Scotland, but for simple beauty, Cape Breton outrivals them all."

Bell's estate, Beinn Breagh (Gaelic for 'beautiful mountain') can be viewed from the rooftop gardens of the complex.

For further information:

Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
P.O. Box 159
Baddeck, N.S.
B0E 1B0
(902) 295-2069

Cape Breton Showcase || Baddeck