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Bras d'Or Lake, Cape Breton Island

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Marvel at the expansive blue inland sea of Bras d'Or Lake, located in heart of C a p e B r e t o n I s l a n d . It has three passages to the Atlantic Ocean and the water features a refreshing mixture of salt and freshwater. It measures a distance of 100 km (62 mi) in length and 50 km (31 mi) in width, while surrounded by a lush tree covered landscape and rolling hills. The lake attracts all types of wildlife, home to white-tailed deer, foxes, raccoons, osprey, and many bald eagles. Many camping spot exist around the lake making it an ideal spot for the family who wants to be outdoors and partake in some water sports. The water conditions provide an ideal opportunity for sailing, kayaking and canoeing. Before you head to Sydney, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Sydney trip itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Sydney has to offer, including Bras d'Or Lake.
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  • This large lake on Cape Breton Island offers many beautiful vistas. Sail it if you can. It would be a memorable experience.  more »
  • Bras d-Or Lake is big and beautiful, just like the guidebooks promise. We viewed this water body from many different places during our travels on Cape Breton Island, and it was always a treat for the ...  more »
  • The largets inland sea in teh world, we believe . Bras D'Or lake is stunning - to be able to sail on it would be wonderful, but walking along side or driving by, you will want to stop and take in the ...  more »