The Bras d’Or Lakes Inn is a prime waterfront property giving direct access to the Bras d’Or Lakes, now a recognized UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. As a guest at the hotel you will be offered a 20% discount off the recreational rates when using our kayaks, stand-up paddle board, canoe, paddleboat and bicycles. Engage in some of our other packages and receive even greater discounts.
You can set out on the waterway for a paddle in protected bays and islands and watch for eagles and heron. Or fish from the fishing kayak and canoe. Set out on one of our bikes to explore St. Peter’s, the St. Peter’s Trail and the Battery Provincial Park on your own.
A credit card security deposit is required on all boat rentals. Clean boat policy – no charge. However, any damage or lost gear will be charged to the renter at retail price. Late returns will be charged a $10.00 hourly rate. A signed waiver is required for anyone using our rental equipment. Persons under the age of 19 must have a parent or guardian sign on their behalf. NO exceptions please. Rentals of kayaks are at the discretion of the operator (with consideration given to weather, experience and availability).
Walk In Rental Rates are as follows:
- One hour - $10 per person; double kayaks or two persons in a canoe - $15 per hour
- Half day - $25 per person; double kayaks or two persons in a canoe- $40 per half day
June is a great time to visit Cape Breton Island. There is always lots to see, hear and do. We believe The Bras d’Or Lakes Inn is the place to stay, play, dine and use as a home base while visiting this side of the island. Our Stay and Play page will provide you with an overview of what the area has to offer and our What’s Happening page will keep you current on the entertainment planned for the month.
Once you arrive and check in you may want to enjoy a refreshment in our lounge or stroll down to the dock, along the canal or along the St. Peter’s trail. Later join us for your dinner reservation in the main dining room overlooking the lake. Before retiring you may even choose to relax in our outdoor hot tub.
The morning starts with our expansive hot and cold buffet breakfast complete with omelettes and crepes made to order. Also enjoy sausages, bacon, scrambled eggs, home fries, buckwheat crepes with maple syrup, muffins, croissants, whole wheat bread, white bread, butter, jams, peanut butter, cheese tray, fruit salad, corn flakes, bran flakes, frosted flakes, apple juice, orange juice, tea or coffee
Afterwards you may want to set out on the water for a paddle in the protected bays and around Handleys Island while watching for eagles and heron. Or take out one of our bikes to explore St. Peter’s on your own.
Whatever you chose, we will do our best to make your stay a wonderful experience!!
This package includes per day:
√ One night’s accommodation
√ $30 […]
Book our two day accommodation and breakfast package for Music Camp attendees and companions .
- Two nights’ accommodation (Queen and Two Doubles) – $220 value
- Four hot and cold buffet breakfast vouchers -$56 value
- Free use of kayaks, canoe, pedal boat and stand up paddle boards based on availability – min $20 value
- Taxes and service extra. 7 day cancellation policy in effect. Extra person in Two Doubles room: $50 – includes two nights and two breakfasts, maximum 4 persons per room.
Music Camp on the Canal
The Bras d’Or Lakes Inn is the host venue for the Kitchen Rackets annual Music Camp on the Canal. Music Camp on the Canal is a weekend experience designed by Kitchen Rackets.org for amateur players at all levels and ages. The weekend begins with a reception/jam session on Friday evening; a Saturday full of workshops; a Saturday night All Star Concert featuring faculty and special guests… followed by a Ceilidh/Kitchen Racket with campers and players from the St. Peter’s community. On Sunday, there’s time for a morning workshop or band practice. To complete the weekend, the Sunday luncheon features performances by Band Lab participants (which could be you!). There is more throughout the weekend: on-site instrument repairs, close-up encounters with your instructors and fellow players from far and near; local artisans market, great food – lunches and supper are included in Music Camp fee.
Registration, lunches, dinner and workshop events are part of a separate Music Camp on the Canal package where participation rates vary from $100 to $225.
This package includes:
√ Four – $30 dinner vouchers to cover table d’hôtel dinner selection
√ Three nights’ accommodation (Queen bed) – $375.00 value
√ Four hot and cold buffet breakfasts – $56.00 value
√ Six admission tickets to our Kitchen Fest! performances – $60 value
√ 50% discount on bike, kayak, canoe, paddleboat, stand-up paddle board rentals. – min $20 value. Based on availability.
Based on double occupancy
Must be three consecutive nights among June 29th to July 4th, 2014
Check-in after 2 pm
Checkout before 11:00 am
Access to hot tub 8 am to 10:00 pm
Taxes and service extra. New bookings only. 7 day cancellation policy in effect.
Upgrade to King: $9.00 per night; Upgrade to Two Doubles: $5.00 per night
Extra person in Two Doubles room: $150 for package.
Performance Schedule – Bras d’Or Lakes Inn Sessions Lounge, June 29th-July 4th, 2014, 9 pm until midnight
|Sunday, June 29||Donna Marie Dewolfe (fiddler), Gabrielle MacLellan (fiddler), Cyril MacPhee (guitar and singing), Mary Elizabeth MacInnis (piano), Tom Daniels (guitar)|
|Monday, June 30||Wendy MacIsaac and Mary Jane Lamond & Band|
|Tuesday, July 1||Kinnon Beaton (fiddler), Betty Lou Beaton (piano), Blanche Sophocles (guitar player and singer), Andrea Beaton (fiddler)|
|Wednesday, July 2||Mark Boudreau (fiddler), Gillian Boucher (fiddler), Hilda Chaisson (piano), Chris Babineau (guitar), Ryan J. MacNeil (piper)|
|Thursday, July 3||Dawn Beaton (fiddler), Margie Beaton (fiddle & piano), Kenneth MacKenzie (piper), Jason Roache (piano)|
|Friday, July 4||
Lobster, Lobster! – Stay, Dine and Play! If you’re one of those people who just can’t get enough Nova Scotia lobster or are looking for your first lobster experience, this package is for you. Book into your room and consider an afternoon on the water kayaking or biking the area. Then join us in the dining room overlooking the Bras d’Or Lakes for a relaxing three course Lobster dinner with a choice of seafood chowder, one pound of mussels or a house salad; a steamed 1 ½ pound Cape Breton lobster, homemade biscuits, fresh oven baked banquettes and beautiful desserts. Maybe end your day with a spell in our hot tub! In the morning enjoy the hot and cold buffet breakfast and the delicious lobster omelet cooked especially for you by the chef and unique to this package.
√ Two – three course Lobster Dinners – $100+ value
Take an unforgettable day-long adventure on the pristine waters of the Bras d’Or Lakes central to Cape Breton Island and recently recognized by UNESCO as an official Biosphere Reserve. Board the Misty Cat just a few steps from the Inn. Meet your hospitable captain, Greg Silver, for a pre-departure briefing to discuss the day’s wind and weather forecast, then help chart a course, given your preferences for sightseeing and on-the-water activities. And then set sail.
Itinerary options include a transit through the historic St. Peter’s canal which since 1865 has linked the Atlantic Ocean to the Bras d’Or Lakes; a sailing tour of island-studded Lennox Passage and its modern-day mussel farms on the ocean side, or a gentle reach up the St. Peter’s Inlet and into the Bras d’Or Lakes. You’ll stop to anchor for a delicious lunch prepared by the Bras d’Or Lakes Inn, and some swimming if you wish. Wherever you go, you’re bound to see bald eagles overhead, maybe some seals and pilot whales, herons along the shore, and stunning vistas of the coastline that you only get from a vantage point at sea.
Experienced sailors will enjoy the chance to command Misty Cat’s innovative wishbone rig. Or just relax aboard this surprisingly comfortable Nonsuch-class sailing yacht to enjoy the ride, the conversation and the scenery.
√ Two $30 dinner vouchers – covers table d’hôte selection selections
The Bras d’Or Lakes Inn and it’s restaurant are known to be above par. We are nicely situated on Hwy 104/4 between the mainland and The Lakes Golf Club at Ben Eoin. The Dundee golf course is also nearby.
The Lakes Golf Club has also become a favourite of many and grown to become ‘Cape Breton Island’s most played course in just two seasons’. The course is located just 45 minutes away on the scenic Hwy 4 along the Bras d’Or Lakes shoreline. It played host to a PGA Canada events in 2013 and will again in 2014.
Our waterfront inn on the Bras d’Or Lakes offers a great hot buffet breakfast and flavourful dinners as well as very comfortable rooms. We have local entertainment in the lounge five nights a week during July and August and Ceilidh on Thursday nights. With this package we have combined the rewarding play of The Lakes Golf Club course with our Stay, Play and Dine package to ensure you will come out a winner! Kayaks, canoes, paddle boat and bicycle rentals are available during the summer season as well. We must book your tee time at The Lakes with us to be part of this package. Tee times based on availability – please call us before to confirm tee off times.
√ Two $30 dinner vouchers – covers table d’hôte dinner selections
Golf club rentals not included but available.
Bras d'Or Lakes Inn