Cape Breton’s huge Bras d’Or Lake, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve known as Canada’s inland sea, is actually an arm of the Atlantic Ocean. To explore its waters, set sail on the 20-meter (67-foot), five-sail schooner Amoeba. Owner and captain John Bryson welcomes guests aboard and provides an overview of the lake during the 60- to 90-minute excursion. Passengers will see the Alexander Graham Bell mansion, bald eagles soaring overhead, beautiful islands and bays and the surrounding wooded hills. Before or after your lake trip, explore the town of Baddeck. Popular with visitors for more than a century, it retains its small-town charms with leafy streets of Victorian houses. The nearby Eskasoni community, set on Bras d’Or Lake, is home to some 4,000 members of the Mi’kmaq Nation.