We are planning ahead for an August 2008 trip to PEI & Nova Scotia(9 of us - grandparents, parents & kids). We are considering staying in Baddeck 2-3 nights but I have read in some posts that it is "touristy." Does that imply large crowds & heavy traffic? (Coming from So. California we are trying to get away from that!) Also, since there are so many of us we don't want to be driving a lot (we'll have 2 cars) & moving from place to place. Is Baddeck a good base for day trips? We like kayaking, light hiking, swimming & beautiful scenery, and the Bell Museum looks like it would be interesting for all of us. The kids will be ages 10-13. Any other suggestions? Appreciate any help.