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 Sydney using our Sydney trip maker tool .
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  • October 4, 2017
    Everytime we get off the boat in north sydney we go there for our breakfest. The staff is very friendly and quick with the meal, its a tasty breakfest.  more »
  • September 28, 2017
    What a beautiful lake! We stayed in Iona and saw beautiful sunsets over this amazing estuary. You can take a sailing cruise on the lake from Baddeck harbour. It is a UNESCO bio reserve. We saw seals, ...  more »
  • September 14, 2017
    This is an incredible lake and yes, the ride is long and the views and activities along it are worth the trip to see. Next time, we'd want to stay longer to enjoy all its beauty.  more »

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