Bras d'Or Lake, Cape Breton Island

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#3 of 8 in Nature in 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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  • Bras d'Or Lake is a great setting when you drive from Sydney to Baddeck and back. It is a saltwater lake as it is connected to the Atlantic Ocean, and birds can be seen on the tree branches around...  more »
  • One of the most beautiful locations in the world. This is a UNESCO world biosphere site. At over 450 square miles, it covers a lot of territory, so there’s lots to do and see. BTW, it’s actually an...  more »
  • We were driving through Cabot Trail and saw this beautiful lake, great place to relax and to take pictures.  more »
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  • Great place to visit while in the area there is food, camping history to be held
  • 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 view
  • Great camping and good hiking.

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