Hiking Uisge Ban Falls for 3.3 miles (5.3 km) for 2.5 hours over dirt trails and some rock-strewn hills which become slippery near the falls (Moderate). Driving 12.5 miles (20 km) for over an hour.
Enjoy a breakfast buffet including hot and cold options at the hotel. Coffee, tea, and water are available.
This morning’s lecture will introduce us to the history of Cape Breton Island. Hike along the banks of the North Branch Baddeck River to Uisge Ban Falls, Gaelic for “white water” and is pronounced as ISH-Ka-ban. The gorge at these falls is home to an Acadian old growth forest.
Savour a boxed lunch.
Explore the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site and learn about the incredible life of the inventor of the telephone and his work teaching the deaf to communicate. Uncover Bell’s contribution to Canada’s first powered flight, the production of the world’s fastest boat, and marvel at the many giant kites Bell designed.
Enjoy a traditional East Coast lobster dinner, complete with salad, chowder, and dessert. Drinks are available for purchase.
This evening, enjoy the traditional ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee) at the Baddeck Gathering Ceilidh. You’ll be treated to live music and storytelling. Join in the tradition by telling a story of your own!