Bras d'Or Lake is an inland lake in the middle of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. The lake is a mixture of fresh and sea water connected by channels to the Atlantic Ocean. Bras d.Or Lake measures 100 kilometres long by 50 kilometres wide and is seperated into the Northern and Southern Basin. The most prominant features of the lake are the Washabuck Peninsula, Boularderie Island and the Boisdale Hills. The Bras d'Or Lake Biosphere Reserve (named by UNESCO in 2011) is home to many villages including (but not limited to) Baddeck, St. Peter's, Big Beach, East Bay, Dundee, Iona, Eskasoni, Little Bras d'Or, and Whycocomagh.
Bras d'Or Lake adventures, and activities most enjoyed includes boating, sailing, fishing, swimming, beachcombing, sightseeing, canoeing, yacht racing, wildlife watching, water skiing, birding (birdwatching), and kayaking.
Because it is reknown as one of the best sailing lakes in North America for one. Plus, there are so many ways to enjoy the lake from so many communities. It is a sight to see and even more a place to play. The lake is best enjoyed on land by exploring the Bras d'Or Lakes Scenic Drive which circles the lake.
The more important, some would say only, features, amenities, services located in and around Bras d'Or Lake includes marinas (St. Peters, Baddeck, Ben Eoin), boat ramps (20+), islands, beaches, campgrounds, and parks including Battery Provincial Park, Ben Eoin Provincial Park, Groves Point Provincial Park, and the Whycocomagh Provincial Park.