Bras d'Or Lake


Park Amenities:
Boat Launch
Wildlife Watching

Bras d'Or Lake

Baddeck, Nova Scotia Adventure Guide

Canada Parks, Trails and Places

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.  

What are the Top Things To Do, Activities, and Adventures enjoyed at the Bras d'Or Lake?

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. 

Why Bras d'Or Lake in Baddeck, NS?

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. 

What are the features, and amenities provided at the Bras d'Or 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.

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How To Get ToBras d'Or Lake

The lake is best accessed from any of the communities on the lake, as well as, from the Bras d'Or Lakes Scenic Drive.
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