Explore along the Bras d'Or Lake while discovering the inventions of Alexander Graham Bell
We will take the scenic drive to the beautiful town of Baddeck, home of the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site.
The Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site celebrates the genius of inventor Alexander Graham Bell. Exhibits show some of the greatest inventions in aviation and with the production of the world's fastest boat. The museum also includes exhibits regarding advanced recording technology. Alexander Graham Bell designed giant kites and, of course, invented the telephone.
The town of Baddeck is quaint; rich in beauty, history, and culture. The "Village" (as known in Cape Breton) 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.
Starting in the city of Sydney, we head west along Kings Road to Highway 125, merging into the Trans-Canada Highway at Bras d'Or. Here you will have the first glimpse of the Bras d'Or Lake at St. Andrew's Chanel. From here we venture over the largest through-arch bridge on Cape Breton Island and over Kelly's Mountain.
Arriving in the town of Baddeck, we stop at the Alexander Graham Bell museum where you will be delighted and awed at the number of inventions showcased. After you have explored the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, we will stop in the town of Baddeck where you can choose to walk the main street or explore the boardwalk area along Baddeck Bay.
From here we exit Baddeck and head east back towards the city of Sydney. There are opportunities to stop for photos along the way both to and from during our journey.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Cruise passengers: Port of Sydney.
For ships docked at the berth, I will meet you as you exit the security check point.
For ships anchored in our harbour: I will meet you as you exit the tender and pass through the security check point.
Hotel guests: Pick up to be made at the front lobby of your hotel.
All others: Please contact for pick up arrangements.
End location: Cruise passengers: Joan Harris Cruise Pavillion where you can relax, visit the local craft fair, shops, or catch up on emails with the free WiFi.
Hotel guests: Return to front lobby of your hotel.
All others: Drop off arrangements can be made prior to pick up.
Duration: 4 hours
During peak season, the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site can be very busy adding to the time it takes to visit the museum. We will adjust accordingly on the day of the tour. The four hour allotted time is subject to change to a maximum of 4.5 hours.
7 passenger 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan. Clean, non-smoking, air-conditioned.
My time and service as your private tour guide. Transportation in a clean and safe 7 passenger vehicle - lots of unobstructed windows for your viewing pleasure; and, bottled water and light snacks provided as per guest request.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
8 CAD - Adult admission fee to the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site during peak season. Please refer to below for a complete break down of the admission fees:
Adult $ 7.80
Senior $ 6.55
*Optional - Lunch
I do not have any restrictions in regard to my guiding, I can offer a full range of experiences.