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  • Bird Island Boat Tour

    Bird Island Boat Tour

     Our boat tour travels the shortest distance to Bird Islands and we spend the most time at the islands viewing spectacular wildlife, over an hour and 20 minutes, while you learn interesting and amusing facts from our Captain and crew. It is an ecologically sensitive nature tour that will be enjoyed by young and old.

     
    • See colourful Atlantic Puffins, other seabirds, eagles and grey seals
    • 2 3/4 hour boat tour
    • May 7th to Sept 9
    • Spend 1 hr 20 min cruising around islands viewing wildlife
    • Shortest distance to the Bird Islands
    • Removable windows for photos and fresh air

    1672 Old Route 5, , Big Bras d'Or, NS

    Tel: 800-661-6680

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    Ross Ferry Marine Park

    The Ross Ferry Marine Park is located on the scenic Bras d'Or Lake in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. The park is on the site of the ferry which operated for many years between Ross Ferry and Big Harbour, across the Great Bras d’Or Channel. 

    After the Seal Island Bridge opened in 1961 the ferry was closed and the site remained fallow for many years. In the early 2000’s, after decades of deterioration and neglect, local people decided it was time to take matters into their own hands.The Ross Ferry Stewardship Society, a volunteer-based community organization, was formed with the intention of improving the site and to providing continued access to the Bras d’Or. The Society negotiated an agreement with the Province of Nova Scotia to manage the site and work began to create the Marine Park.

    Significant contributions and assistance were received from the Government of Canada, the Province of Nova Scotia, Victoria County and other public and private sources. With funding in place, a development plan was created and the work of transforming the site began. 

    Today we have a vibrant community park which includes picnic areas, walking trails, refurbished wharf facilities, a sewage pump out for boaters, a boat launch, and a children’s playground, all in an idyllic setting on the shores of the Bras d’Or. 

    The Ross Ferry Stewardship Society hosts a number of events throughout the summer and fall that include - Canada Day, Summer Thursdays - evening presentations, farmers market on Sundays, Summer Sundays, Ross Ferry Cup and Labour Day celebrations. 
     

    9685 Kempt Head Road , Ross Ferry, NS

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