Bras d'Or Lake, Cape Breton Island

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Bras d'Or Lake is actually an inland sea with a mix of fresh and salty water. The lake is linked to the Atlantic through a network of natural channels and attracts all types of wildlife, like white-tailed deer, raccoons, osprey, and bald eagles. Camping spots provide rustic accommodations, and the water conditions are ideal for sailing, kayaking, and canoeing. Arrange your visit to Bras d'Or Lake and discover more family-friendly attractions in Iona using our Iona trip maker tool .
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  • During our stay in Cape Breton we drove to many spots. This is a beautiful lake be it viewed from the highway, hill or on the shore. Quite enjoyable. Many places to stop.  more »
  • I would first like to say that I've grown up swimming in the lakes, as there are not just one there are many different lakes which make up this 'lake' I enjoy it and even beaches. There are many place...  more »
  • We traveled from Sydney Mines to Bras D OR, ; through Georges River,Scotch Lake, Iron Ville, Boisdale,Shunacadie.Christmas Island Grand narrows inti Iona then turned around and headed for home. The tr...  more »
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  • It always a pleasure touring around Cape Breton island and the lakes is what makes the tour just that. The beautiful blue clear waters of Bras dor
  • Gorgeous inland sea. Beautiful at any time of the year.
  • Gorgeous clear lake with, great for boating. There are barely any boats in the water. The water temperature is is not too cold, heat for a warm summer day. Watch out for the jellyfish, as there are very many in some places.
  • Amazing place to visit with the family. Can't beat sunsets like these.
  • Beautiful with cool breezes in the summer. Romantic.
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