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Sailing on the Bras D'Or Lakes for Summer Sailstice

January 29, 2023 by jarndt
Bras d'Or Lakes

The Lions Club St. Peters Marina at the entrance of the Bras d’Or Lakes Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada has posted a marina event for Summer Sailstice 2023. The marina is located at Latitude 45º39'40" North and Longitude 60º52'30" West in the small village of St. Peter’s about a ¼ mile West of the St. Peter’s Canal which takes you from the sea to the brackish Bras d'Or Lakes. The lakes are known for their hundreds of beautiful coves and islands with their numerous great anchorages and gentle, fog-free water.

Bras d'Or Lakes
The Bras d'Or Lakes for Summer Sailstice 2012 in Maskell's Cove aboard a Dan Gallant's Island Packet 31, Aweigh.

The Bras d'Or Lakes are a large inland sea located on the eastern coast of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. It's well known to sailors who can enter the lakes through the canal.  The area is known for its stunning natural beauty and offers a unique sailing experience. The calm waters and protected bays make it an ideal location for both beginner and experienced sailors. The winding shorelines and rolling hills provide breathtaking views and a chance to escape into nature.

One of the highlights of sailing on the Bras d'Or Lakes is the chance to visit the various small communities that line its shores. These villages offer a glimpse into the traditional maritime culture of the area and offer opportunities to explore local shops, markets, and restaurants.

The area is home to many species of birds, including ospreys, bald eagles, and loons. 

To fully experience the beauty of the Bras d'Or Lakes, it is recommended to set aside several days for a sailing trip. This will allow you to explore the many coves and bays, visit the communities along the shores, and enjoy the natural beauty of the area. Whether you're a seasoned sailor or just looking for a relaxing getaway, sailing on the Bras d'Or Lakes is a unique and unforgettable experience.

The Bras d'Or Lakes provides a unique and unforgettable sailing experience. It's an adventurous destination for sailors on the East Coast which, being far north, will also have more daylight than most locations celebrating on the Sailstice weekend. 

If you're ready to add your personal sailing plans or a group event, go to the event page to add your information

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