Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

The Place: Baddeck, Cape Breton

The Treasure: Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site


You don’t have to ask us twice if we want to go to Cape Breton!

This time we’re checking out the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in lovely Baddeck.



Heading in we knew about Alexander Graham Bell and his famed work on the telephone:


Most of the museum, however, is dedicated to the great number of things Mr Bell experimented with, such as a hardier sheep:

Bell's sheep




Flight (yeah, there’s an airplane in the museum!):


Hydrofoil watercraft:


There’s a lot to learn at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site about the contributions he and his family made to the local area and the world.

Alexander Graham Bell was quoted as saying, “I have traveled around the globe. I have seen the Canadian and American Rockies, the Andes, the Alps, and the Highlands of Scotland, but for simple beauty, Cape Breton out rivals them all.”

Keep this quote in mind as you sit outside the museum:


Oh! And when you are looking in to Mr Bell’s office, take a look at the owl, ask one of the staff about it. The meaning and origin, if you don’t know, may surprise you.


Here is a current forecast and a map to help you plan your trip:


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