The Bras d'Or Lakes & Watershed Interpretive Centre is situated on the main street in the village of Baddeck in the heart of Cape Breton Island. The Interpretive Centre is located in a historic three-storey stone building which was once the town's Post Office and Library (c 1885). The Centre is close to other notable attractions including the Alexander Graham Bell Museum and Baddeck Harbour.
A visit to the Centre will help you appreciate the beautiful Bras d'Or Lakes and the unique ecology of its watershed. Helpful guides will lead you through our unique exhibition, including a new Biosphere Reserve display. Six interactive modules present the ecology of the Lakes "through the eyes of an eagle." Satellite imaging and audio-visual representation brings to life the biodiversity and cultural history of the Bras d'Or Lakes.
Entrance to the Bras d'Or Lakes & Watershed Interpretive Centre is by donation, and you'll be supporting a good cause. All proceeds support our efforts to preserve and protect the Bras d'Or Lakes through education and conservation. Come and discover the rich natural history of the famous Bras d'Or Lakes!
Facilities / Services
- Gift shop
- Wheelchair accessible
Date details/Hours of operation
daily 9am–7pm (limited hours in Sep).
Details: Admission by donation.