Bear on the Lake Guesthouse -- Baddeck / Whycocomagh, Baddeck-Whycocomagh, Cape Breton Island hostelBear on the Lake Guesthouse -- Baddeck / Whycocomagh
(Open: May 1st to mid-October)

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Bear on the Lake Guesthouse -- Baddeck / Whycocomagh

10705 Highway #105, Baddeck-Whycocomagh, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada, B0E 3M0

Telephone: (902) 756-2750

Host(s): Carman

Cost: Discount offered to VIP, HI and ISIC card holders.
Dorm beds (4-6 person rooms) $28 pp (discount) $32 (regular price)
Prices include tax, linens, free internet, use of kitchen/BBQ, free games and more!
Private $73 per room (discount) $79 per room (reg price)
Private rooms also include free towels, shared reading room, bathroom and private deck overlooking the lake.

Email: info@bearonthelake.com

Bicycle Friendly accommodation /

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What we have to offer:

Guests may check in anytime after 4 pm and must check out before 10 am.
Bear on the Lake sits on Salt Mountain, overlooking the beautiful Bras D'or Lakes of Cape Breton Island. We're just down the road from The Cabot Trail, National & Provincial Parks, Baddeck and the beach. We're also amongst world class sailing, hiking, kayaking and whale watching! Sit back, relax and watch the eagles soar overhead and the moose walk across the front lawn!

  • Cabot Trail Day Tours
  • Only 10 min to the start/finish of the Cabot Trail loop
  • 180 degree view of St. Patrick's Channel and the Bras D'or Lakes
  • Fully equipped self-catering kitchen
  • Outdoor/Indoor games such as horseshoes, croquet, cards, boardgames
  • Free internet
  • Laundry facilities
  • Patio with BBQ
  • Fire Pit
  • Free On-Site Parking

Popular Activities:

1. Hiking (more details)Bear on the Lake, Hiking.jpgModerate to Vigourous Outdoor Activity
2. Water Sports (more details)Moderate to Vigourous Outdoor ActivitySummer Activity

How to get here:

Coming from Halifax, Charlottetown or Moncton:

We are about 325 km (200 miles) from Halifax, 265 km (165 miles) from Charlottetown, PEI (via Confederation Bridge) and 385 km (240 miles) from Moncton, New Brunswick.
Whether you're arriving from Halifax via highway #102, Charlottetown via highway #16 or Moncton via highway #2, all three directions need to transfer to highway #104 at Truro and towards Antigonish and Cape Breton Island. Upon arriving on Cape Breton Island, follow highway #105 for 54 km (34 miles) to our place. We are located at 10705 in Aberdeen, 5 km past Whycocomagh on the way to Baddeck.
Please be careful with the traffic as you turn onto our long driveway up the hill. Our neighbours are on the bottom of our driveway.

Coming from Sydney or Newfoundland Ferry:

From Sydney or NFLD Ferry, follow highway #105 towards Port Hastings. We are located at 10705 in Aberdeen, 30 km past Baddeck on the way to Whycocomagh. Please be careful with traffic as you turn onto our long driveway up the hill. Our neighbours are on the bottom of our driveway.
Salty Bear Adventure Travel arrives here from Halifax every Monday. They will charge $75 for the day trip to get here and include a beach & grocery stop. Salty Bear also offers 2 day trips around the Cabot Trail, departing Bear on the Lake Guesthouse every Tuesday morning. (saltybear.com) The local Greyhound/Acadien bus arrives in Whycocomagh/Baddeck each day (acadianbus.com).

Local shuttle companies will drop off at our door daily from Halifax, Halifax International Airport and Sydney. Contact us for details

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Cabot Trail Hostel -- Pleasant Bay

23349 Cabot Trail, Pleasant Bay, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada, B0E 2P0

Toll-free: 1-877-776-0707, Telephone: (902) 224-1976 (May to Oct only)

Host(s): Shane and Dawn

Cost: Dorm:$33 (taxes included), $29 for HI members
Private Room: $66 (tax included), $60 for HI members

Email: cabottrailhostel@hotmail.com

Bicycle Friendly accommodation /

What we have to offer:

Situated near Cape Breton Highlands National Park at Pleasant Bay, nestled between the highlands and the sea, a nature lovers haven, with many excellent hiking trails and wildlife. Come and enjoy fresh Lobster, Snow Crab, Whale Watching, Hiking, Kayaking and Moose Watching. Dorm, private and semi private rooms available. Our price includes all bed linen and duvets. There are whale watching tours by Zodiac and Cape Island style vessels leaving daily within walking distance of the hostel.

Popular Activities:

1. Kayaking (more details)
Cabot Trail Hostel, Whale Watching.jpgModerate to Vigourous Outdoor ActivitySummer Activity (more details)
2. Whale Watching (more details)Light Outdoor ActivitySummer Activity (more details)