Bras d'Or Lake, Cape Breton Island

4.9
#3 of 9 in Nature in Cape Breton Island
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 Cape Breton Island using our Cape Breton Island trip maker tool .
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  • Hard to review the lake as is spans such a large area with lots of towns and activities to do. Very pretty views for whatever you're doing on land or water. Definitely worth staying or visiting the ar...  more »
  • We enjoyed a daily view of this lovely lake during the 5 nights we spent in the area. It's quite beautiful and large -- worth some time to enjoy.  more »
  • Very nice to rest on the lake, although you have to take the mosquitoes. A very nice place to relax and dream away
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  • Gorgeous clear lake, great for boating. There are barely any boats in the water. The water temperature is not too cold, great place to escape the heat on a warm summer day. Watch out for the jellyfish, as there are very many in some places.
  • We live on the best Island in Canada. Get out there and see it. Beautiful scenery and views. Especially this time of year with all the fall colors. The Bras d'Or Lakes are amazing. Enjoy!
  • Love the Bras D'or lakes - I find the best swimming is in August when the water is warmer
  • Great camping and good hiking.
  • Highly recommend visiting once in our life Favorite place in the world.
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