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Beautiful vistas

This large lake on Cape Breton Island offers many beautiful vistas. Sail it if you can. It would be a memorable experience.

Reviewed 25 October 2016
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

This large lake on Cape Breton Island offers many beautiful vistas. Sail it if you can. It would be a memorable experience.

Thank AuntieAnna
Columbia, South Carolina
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

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 eyes. Everyone has their favorite vantage point. My own is the shoreline at Alexander Graham Bell NHS, which offers photogenic views of Baddeck Bay... More 

Thank Citallwic
Shelburne, Canada
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

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 vastness and beauty.

1 Thank philandrita
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

I was lucky to find Sailing CBI, and went out on a four hour boat trip that was perfect. Captain Paul and crew Jamie made sure we were totally comfortable on their double-hulled catamaran. With three bedrooms, two baths, a full kitchen, dining area and two decks, it was a comfortable but still exciting ride. When the big sail went... More 

Thank Swimslikeafish
Reidsville, Georgia
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34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

As you drive past the lake you get to appreciate what this place is all about. Tranquility and the beauty of nature. Its unspoiled by man for what I saw. Definitely worth the drive to see.

Thank MrBean30453
Punta Gorda, Florida
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638 reviews
359 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Traveling on Cape Breton Island it is essential to drive around at least a part of Bras d'Or Lake. It is beautiful with many scenic places to admire it.

1 Thank Richard G
Eagleville, Pennsylvania
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259 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We didn't visit any particular spot along the lake, but traversed much of it on our bus tour. It is amazingly big and very beautiful. Many lovely, scenic drives along parts of the lake.

Thank Tracey B
Witney, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

You will get to see the lake from various different places if you are on Cape Breton Island. We stayed right by it in Baddeck, and then passed it on several occasions whilst travelling. It is lovely to look at, or go on if you have the opportunity.

Thank Andrew C
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

We stayed at a beautiful airbnb waterfront Tranquility cottage on Bras d'or Lake and it was amazing!. It was 3 kms from Dundee Golf course and was 30 minutes from town. If you do go to town visit Jiggs fast food...it is not like any McDonalds or crap like that. This was fast food at it's finest where they will... More 

Thank TimFromToronto
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

The best swimming in Nova Scotia. The Bras dor is a natural mix of fresh and salt water, naturally fed form several narrows, deep cool water offering uncountable small beaches and entry points. 930 ft deep at one point. Recently visited the Boisdale area and swam at a small accessible beach just past the village sign. very quiet area to... More 

1 Thank Bill D

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