The ships docks near the center of this charming resort town, tucked away on the shores of the beautiful Bras d’Or Lakes which have been romantically described as a basin ringed by indigo hills laced with marble. Islands within a sea inside an island...
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Whether you're looking for a vacation full of mystery, thrills and outdoor adventures or a relaxing journey through one of the world's most beautiful treasures, Baddeck offers something for the whole family. Discover the excitement as you uncover the secrets of our endless rolling hills and enchanting views. Take a step back in time at the Highland Village Museum or learn about the wonders of an invention at the Alexander Graham Bell Museum. Be sure to enjoy a round of golf at our renowned courses as you take in the sparkling Bras d'Or Lakes.
The Cabot Trail Relay Race is an 185 mile/298km, 17 stage relay race through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world... beginning in Baddeck, Cape Breton, over steep mountains in the Cape Breton Highlands, through many small communities around the famous Cabot Trail, to the gently rolling Margaree Valley.
It's considered normal to tip 10-15% of a restaurant bill. Tips are also usually given to bellhops, concierges, room cleaners, cab drivers, hairdressers, hotel attendants and, by savvy drinkers, bar staff.
You will find ATMs in many grocery stores, malls, airports and so on, and most are linked to the international networks, the most common being Cirrus, Plus, Star and Maestro. You can also grab cash from an ATM if you use a major credit card although this method tends to be more expensive because, in addition to a service fee, you'll be charged interest immediately.
In Canada the main languages are English 59.3%, French 23.2% (both official); other 17.5%. Quebec and New Brunswick being the most "French" The rest of the country is English speaking.
First Monday in September; last holiday weekend of summer; honoring working men and women.
Second Monday in October; celebration of harvest.
November 11; Memorial Services are held for those who served their country in the Armed Forces.
New Year's Day
January 1st; most celebrations occur on the evening of the 31st day of December, as Canadians celebrate the end of the old year and the beginning of the new year.
Late March or early April
Late March or early April
Third Monday in May; first holiday of summer, commemorates the birthday of Queen Victoria.
July 1, Canada's birthday
New Brunswick Day
First Monday in August; general public holiday
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