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Physical Activity Strategy Coordinator for the Municipality of the County of Victoria

7th Annual Hike Victoria Snowshoe Fest 2018 Begins Today

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Join us in Nova Scotia’s Outdoor Destination All Seasons on the World Famous Cabot Trail for Lots of Perfect Snowshoe Adventures during our 7th annual offering. Always an abundance of snow, making snowshoeing in Victoria County so magical, you’ll enjoy immensely!

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January 6 to March 31, 2018

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So Much Fun in the Snow This Winter:

7th Annual Hike Victoria County Snowshoe Fest 2018

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Uisge Ban Falls Guided Snowshoe Hike 2018

1 pm

Local Guide: Iris Kedmi – Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

Free – must have own snowshoes

2.61 km – Moderate hike.

This is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Nova Scotia (pronounced ‘ush-ka ban’). On Hwy 105, take Exit 9 and watch for signs. It is 14.5 km north of Baddeck at 715 North Branch Road, Baddeck Forks. This is part of the 2nd Annual Hello Winter Baddeck 2018 and 7th Annual Hike Victoria Snowshoe Fest 2018. For further

information: Naturally Active for Life Victoria County naturallyactiveforlife@countyvictoria.ns.ca

Saturday, January 6

St Ann’s Saturday Afternoon Community Hikes

1:00 pm – Dennis Laffan hosts hikers/snowshoers (possibly) along his well-maintained home-trails. Moderate elevation. Water/poles. Dogs welcome. Meet by 1:00 pm at 42 Murray Road. Parking up driveway if conditions allow. For more information contact Mary Ann at 929-2472. Loaner snowshoes available from the St. Ann’s Health Centre (Nancy, 929-2745) or the Baddeck Library (902.295.2055) – Victoria County Active Outdoor Gear Loan Program. For the most up-to-date information, go to the Community Event Sheet Calendar at https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=b2l73jsuoqeivrta5j47v3iul0%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Halifax

Saturday, January 13

St Ann’s Saturday Afternoon Community Hikes

1:00 pm – Will enjoy the trails at Jitka Zgola’s. Meet by 1:00 pm at 42164 Cabot Trail Hwy, north Wreck Cove. Some demanding verticals, but well worth it. Poles/water. Dogs welcome.

For more information contact Mary Ann at 929-2472. Loaner snowshoes available from the St. Ann’s Health Centre (Nancy, 929-2745) or the Baddeck Library (902.295.2055) – Victoria County Active Outdoor Gear Loan Program.

For the most up-to-date information, go to the Community Event Sheet Calendar https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=b2l73jsuoqeivrta5j47v3iul0%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Halifax

Sunday, January 14, 2018

North Highlands Nordic Open House

Free to all

10 am

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/facilities/xcountry-skiing-nhn/

Proudly supported by: Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Big Baddeck Guided Snowshoe Hike

1:00 pm, Free

Led by Arie Schop.  Hike a trail thorough Arie’s property then link to a snowmobile trail that takes to the pump house.  Arie will lead participants from his yard through the woods and up the pump house road in Big Baddeck. Almost all uphill on way in – what a workout it’ll be! The views are spectacular and worth the climb – Bring a camera! You’ll have great company, social and physical activity! Meet at Arie’s House directions as follows:  Take the Old Margaree Rd past the hospital  and head toward the Trans Canada.  Stay on the Old Margaree Rd. Continue along the Old Margaree Rd, go past the dump to the bridge, cross bridge and keep to the right. About 1.4 km from the bridge on the left,  look for civic # 259.  Arie will stick a snowshoe at the end of his driveway.  Park near garage.  Watch for icy spots on driveway. 1.5 – 2 hours hike.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

2nd Annual Franey Trail Guided Snowshoe Hike 2018

11 am

Ingonish, Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Free – Must have own snowshoes (can borrow from Libraries in Victoria County – Active   Outdoor Gear Loan Program)

10 kms – 4-5 hours. Challenging.

Watch for the Franey Trail Road sign on the Cabot Trail in Ingonish. (Please note: Pending conditions, parking at the trailhead may not be accessible and a snowshoe to the trailhead from the secondary road may apply). This hike includes a climb of 366 metres in 4-5 hours. Enjoy a panoramic view of the Clyburn Valley and Middlehead. We will snowshoe through mixed woods to a cliff-top look off providing breathtaking views of the Clyburn Valley and the surrounding highlands, extending ridge upon ridge into the distance. Guided Hike is part of the Hike NS Guided Snowshoe Hiking Series 2018 and 7th Annual Hike Victoria Snowshoe Fest 2018. Naturally Active for Life Victoria County in Partnership with Hike NS and Hike Victoria. Naturally Active for Life – Victoria County >

 

Saturday, January 20

St. Ann’s Saturday Afternoon Community Hikes

Local Guide Merrill MacInnis will lead a Coastal Hike in Breton Cove. Hike starts at 1:00 pm. Park at 43887 Cabot Trail. For more information contact Mary Ann at 929-2472. Loaner snowshoes available from the St. Ann’s Health Centre (Nancy, 929-2745) or the Baddeck Library (902.295.2055) – Victoria County Active Outdoor Gear Loan Program. For the most up-to-date information, go to the Community Event Sheet Calendar at https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=b2l73jsuoqeivrta5j47v3iul0%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Halifax

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Mica Hill, Paquette Lake

10 am

Hike the Highlands Festival

https://www.hikethehighlands.com/2018-hthfsnowshoe-series/

Saturday, January 27

St Ann’s Saturday Afternoon Community Hikes

1:00 pm – Aron and Ruth Schneider welcome participants to join them on their extensive trail system. Many features. Meet by 1:00 pm at their driveway at 42164 329 West Tarbot Rd. “Doc”, the resident dog, must be already accepting of any guest dogs. For more information contact Mary Ann at 929-2472. Loaner snowshoes available from the St. Ann’s Health Centre (Nancy, 929-2745) or the Baddeck Library (902.295.2055) – Victoria County Active Outdoor Gear Loan Program. For the most up-to-date information, go to the Community Event Sheet Calendar at https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=b2l73jsuoqeivrta5j47v3iul0%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Halifax

January 28, 2018

4th Annual Smokey Mountain Towers Guided Snowshoe Hike 2018

10 am

Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

Smokey Mountain Parking Lot to the Microwave Towers. This trail provides two great panorama views of the North Shore and Down North of Ingonish …. take your camera. You will hike up an old road to both locations. You’ll pass four towers along the way. 4 kms  1.5 hours – 2 hours, Difficulty Rating – 2C . This hike will take place directly across the Cape Smokey Provincial Park. Trailhead/Starting Point – Please park your cars in the parking area just before will walk out from parking area and cross the Cabot Trail highway and begin the hike. Once up there it is open, very rough and the view is awesome. At the top you can wonder around to get good vantage points. It is uphill on the way up, downhill on the way back. Rocky underfoot so good footwear advised. Open, basically no trees, and high altitude, so it could be windy and cold. Wind breaker and head cover advised. Water bottle is a good idea also. (Directions: Drive to parking area on the top of smokey just before the park entrance on top of Smokey Mountain.

Guided Hike is part of the Hike NS Guided Snowshoe Hiking Series 2018 and 7th Annual Hike Victoria Snowshoe Fest 2018. Naturally Active for Life Victoria County in Partnership with Hike NS and Hike Victoria.

Naturally Active for Life – Victoria County naturallyactiveforlife@countyvictoria.ns.ca

 

Friday, February 2

Hector’s Point Moonlight Snow Shoe Walk

Join us for our special “Hector’s Point Moonlight Walk” – a moonlight snowshoe hike around the Highland Village. It will be approximately 3km, and end at the pub with a 10oz pint (for those that are 19/over), or a cup of Jill’s Hot Chocolate. Walk is for all ages. Shorter routes available if need be. $15 per person including snowshoes, or $10 if you bring your own. Space is limited, so buy your tickets on line • Walks begin at 7 pm Meet at The Frolic’n Folk Pub just inside the Inn

Contact Name: Dan Franklin / Contact Phone # 902-622-2190

Contact Email: info@ionaheightsinn.com

Cost $15 per person including snowshoes, or $10 if you bring your own

Location of Event (street, park, trail, etc.): Frolic n’ Folk Pub, Iona Heights Inn

$5 to rent snow shoes

Tickets must be purchased on-line: Website: Ionaheightsinn.com & Highlandvillage.ca

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ionaheightsinn/ & https://www.facebook.com/highlandvillagemusuem/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/IonaHeightsInn & https://twitter.com/highlandv

February 3, 2018

Dennison Road Guided Snowshoe Hike

10 am

Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

6 km snowshoe round trip.

Will go to a peak to the old Dennison Farmhouse with a spectacular view! Bring Your Camera. Directions: Turn off the TCH 105 Ext 9 and go across the overpass on Margaree road (Turn right if coming from Sydney-do not cross overpass)). Turn right on the Big Baddeck Road towards Baddeck Forks and travel 5 kms. Dennison Road Trail on the right. Park on the right side of the road. Guided Hike is part of the Hike NS Guided Snowshoe Hiking Series 2018, 2nd Annual Hello Winter Baddeck 2018 and 7th Annual Hike Victoria Snowshoe Fest 2018. Naturally Active for Life Victoria County in Partnership with Hike NS and Hike Victoria. Naturally Active for Life – Victoria County naturallyactiveforlife@countyvictoria.ns.ca

Saturday, February 3

St Ann’s Saturday Afternoon Community Hikes

1:00 pm – TBA: For the most up-to-date information, go to the Community Event Sheet Calendar at https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=b2l73jsuoqeivrta5j47v3iul0%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Halifax For more information contact Mary Ann at 929-2472. Loaner snowshoes available from the St. Ann’s Health Centre (Nancy, 929-2745) or the Baddeck Library (902.295.2055) – Victoria County Active Outdoor Gear Loan Program.

February 10, 2018

2nd Annual Uisge Ban Falls Guided Snowshoe Hike 2018

1 pm

Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

Free – must have own snowshoes.

2.61 km – Moderate hike. This is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Nova Scotia (pronounced ‘ush-ka ban’). On Hwy 105, take Exit 9 and watch for signs. It is 14.5 km north of Baddeck at 715 North Branch Road, Baddeck Forks. Guided Hike is part of the Hike NS Guided Snowshoe Hiking Series 2018, 2nd Annual Hello Winter Baddeck 2018, 7th Annual Hike Victoria Snowshoe Fest 2018 and the 7th Annual Victoria County Winter ActiveFest 2018. For further information: Naturally Active for Life Victoria County naturallyactiveforlife@countyvictoria.ns.ca

 

Saturday, February 10

St Ann’s Saturday Afternoon Community Hikes

1:00 pm – TBA: For the most up-to-date information, go to the Community Event Sheet Calendar at https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=b2l73jsuoqeivrta5j47v3iul0%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Halifax For more information contact Mary Ann at 929-2472. Loaner snowshoes available from the St. Ann’s Health Centre (Nancy, 929-2745) or the Baddeck Library (902.295.2055) – Victoria County Active Outdoor Gear Loan Program.

Sunday, February 11

Hector’s Point Moonlight Snow Shoe Walk

Join us for our Sunday afternoon “Hector’s Point Snow Shoe Walks” – a snowshoe hike around the Highland Village. It will be approximately 3km, and end at the pub with a 10oz pint (for those that are 19/over), or a cup of Jill’s Hot Chocolate. Walk is for all ages. Shorter routes available if need be. $15 per person including snowshoes, or $10 if you bring your own. Space is limited, so purchase your tickets on-line. Walks begin at 1 pm – meet at The Frolic’n Folk Pub just inside the Inn

Name: Dan Franklin

Phone # 902-622-2190

Email: info@ionaheightsinn.com

$15 per person including snowshoes, or $10 if you bring your own

Location of Event: Frolic n’ Folk Pub, Iona Heights Inn

$5 to rent snow shoes; Tickets must be purchased on-line:

Website: Ionaheightsinn.com & Highlandvillage.ca

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ionaheightsinn/ & https://www.facebook.com/highlandvillagemusuem/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/IonaHeightsInn & https://twitter.com/highlandv

February 17, 2018

Boiler Trail Historic Guided Snowshoe Hike

10:30 am

Local Guide Judy King – Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

The Boiler Trail is located in Rear Baddeck Forks – Westside Big Baddeck Rd (3 kms past Rockinghorse ranch on the left) and concludes with a visit to the 1930’s Boiler Steamer. The hike is about 3 hours totaling 18,750 steps. Length: 7.5 km Duration: 3 hrs Difficulty: The trail follows the Old Rear Forks road (Westside Big Baddeck Rd, 3 kms past Rockinghorse ranch on the left. Park on the right side of the road facing back towards Rockinghorse ranch and the snowshoe will begin at this road to the trail head). The trail is a gentle grade with an elevation gain of about 200 feet. The next 1.5 km is relatively level with an elevation gain of about 100 feet. There is a small creek at this point with a bridge and guardrail. From this point the steepness of the trail increases with an elevation gain of about 340 feet over the next 1.5 km.

Watch for the boiler on the right side of the trail. This portion is most pleasing as it passes through hardwood forest. There are occasional views of the hillsides and valley. In addition to the historical significance of the boiler, the early portion of the trail skirts and crosses Mill Brook on which once stood a water-powered grist mill.

History – Boiler Trail: Leo Fownes Grandfather’s Boiler, used in the 1930’s, and abandoned when the war started. The old steam engine that ran the boiler was brought down the mountain by Leo & Stephen and is stored in our Leo & Joan Fownes Shop. ‎Fownes bros late thirties brought it up ancient tech left in forties steam powered saw mills one Fownes.

Passed a lot of softwood. Guided Hike is part of the Hike NS Guided Snowshoe Hiking Series 2018, 2nd Annual Hello Winter Baddeck 2018, 7th Annual Hike Victoria Snowshoe Fest 2018 and 7th Annual Victoria County Winter ActiveFest 2018. Naturally Active for Life Victoria County in Partnership with Hike NS and Hike Victoria. Naturally Active for Life – Victoria County naturallyactiveforlife@countyvictoria.ns.ca

Saturday, February 17

St Ann’s Saturday Afternoon Community Hikes

1:00 pm – TBA: For the most up-to-date information, go to the Community Event Sheet Calendar at https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=b2l73jsuoqeivrta5j47v3iul0%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Halifax For more information contact Mary Ann at 929-2472. Loaner snowshoes available from the St. Ann’s Health Centre (Nancy, 929-2745) or the Baddeck Library (902.295.2055) – Victoria County Active Outdoor Gear Loan Program

 

Sunday, February 18

Central Cape Breton Gets Active 2018

Directions/Details: Come out for a snowshoe hike, along with skating and snow man making,

in Iona . Event takes place at Rankin School of the Narrows, Iona, Route 223, Central Cape Breton overlooking the beautiful Bras d’Or Lake. Be sure to take your camera! This event is also part of the 7th Annual Victoria County Winter ActiveFest program. Pre-registration is required – bring your own snowshoes or remember to request a pair when you register. Hot chocolate and a snack will be provided.   For further information check out www.arosnamara.com for updates and to Pre-Register please email:  ccbcvi@gmail.com . Hosted by Central Cape Breton Community Ventures Inc., Wellness Committee, Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011), Hike Nova Scotia and Rankin School of the Narrows 

Saturday, February 24, 2018

MacLean Road Guided Snowshoe Hike

1:00 pm

2.5 kms

Local Guide Mary Ivey

Hunter’s Mountain- at the end of the MacLean Rd. Take TCH west from Baddeck.

Turn right at the red barn onto the Cabot Trail. Follow this road almost to the top of Hunter’s Mountain. Watch for MacLean Rd on your left (Roughly 5 kms on the left from the red barn). Turn left onto MacLean Rd-you’ll see a blue cape cod house on your left.

Drive to the end and park to the side (If you get to the Highland Rd you’ve gone a bit too far; turn around and watch for MacLean Rd on your right). There will be some lovely views! Guided Hike is part of the Hike NS Guided Snowshoe Hiking Series 2018, 2nd Annual Hello Winter Baddeck 2018, 7th Annual Hike Victoria Snowshoe Fest and 7th Annual Victoria County Winter ActiveFest 2018 Naturally Active for Life Victoria County in Partnership with Hike NS and Hike Victoria. Naturally Active for Life – Victoria County naturallyactiveforlife@countyvictoria.ns.ca<mailto:naturallyactiveforlife@countyvictoria.ns.ca>

Saturday, February 24 

White Point

10 am

Hike the Highlands Festival

https://www.hikethehighlands.com/2018-hthfsnowshoe-series/

Saturday, February 24

St Ann’s Saturday Afternoon Community Hikes

1:00 pm – TBA: For the most up-to-date information, go to the Community Event Sheet Calendar at https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=b2l73jsuoqeivrta5j47v3iul0%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Halifax For more information contact Mary Ann at 929-2472. Loaner snowshoes available from the St. Ann’s Health Centre (Nancy, 929-2745) or the Baddeck Library (902.295.2055) – Victoria County Active Outdoor Gear Loan Program

Sunday, February 25

Hector’s Point Moonlight Snow Shoe Walk

Join us for our Sunday afternoon “Hector’s Point Snow Shoe Walks” – a snowshoe hike around the Highland Village. It will be approximately 3km, and end at the pub with a 10oz pint (for those that are 19/over), or a cup of Jill’s Hot Chocolate. Walk is for all ages. Shorter routes available if need be. $15 per person including snowshoes, or $10 if you bring your own. Space is limited, so purchase your tickets on-line. Walks begin at 1 pm – meet at The Frolic’n Folk Pub just inside the Inn

Name: Dan Franklin

Phone # 902-622-2190

Email: info@ionaheightsinn.com

$15 per person including snowshoes, or $10 if you bring your own

Location of Event: Frolic n’ Folk Pub, Iona Heights Inn

$5 to rent snow shoes; Tickets must be purchased on-line:

Website: Ionaheightsinn.com & Highlandvillage.ca

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ionaheightsinn/ & https://www.facebook.com/highlandvillagemusuem/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/IonaHeightsInn & https://twitter.com/highland

 Sunday, February 25, 2018

3rd Annual Skyline Trail “Ultimate” Guided Snowshoe Hike 2018

Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

Cape Breton Highlands National Park

11:00 am

FREE

Please bring your own snowshoes. Moderate Level Trail. The Skyline Trail is located 27 minutes north of Cheticamp on the Cabot Trail in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Find directions here: http://tiny.cc/gxyo7x  Meet at the trailhead. Skyline Trail Winter Snowshoe Guided Hike. Free 7.5 kms, 2 to

3 hours. in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Find directions

here: tiny.cc/gxyo7x . Meet at the Shelter on the Cabot Trail in front of the Skyline Parking Area. Guided Hike is part of the Hike NS Guided Snowshoe Hiking Series 2018 and as part of the 7th Annual Hike Victoria Snowshoe Fest 2018 and the 7th Annual Victoria County Winter ActiveFest 2018. Naturally Active for Life Victoria County in Partnership with Hike NS and Hike Victoria. Naturally Active for Life – Victoria County naturallyactiveforlife@countyvictoria.ns.ca / http://www.naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/events/winter-activefest/

 Friday, March 2

Hector’s Point Moonlight Snow Shoe Walk

Join us for our special “Hector’s Point Moonlight Walk” – a moonlight snowshoe hike around the Highland Village. It will be approximately 3km, and end at the pub with a 10oz pint (for those that are 19/over), or a cup of Jill’s Hot Chocolate. Walk is for all ages. Shorter routes available if need be. $15 per person including snowshoes, or $10 if you bring your own. Space is limited, so buy your tickets on line • Walks begin at 7 pm Meet at The Frolic’n Folk Pub just inside the Inn

Contact Name: Dan Franklin / Contact Phone # 902-622-2190

Contact Email: info@ionaheightsinn.com

Cost $15 per person including snowshoes, or $10 if you bring your own

Location of Event (street, park, trail, etc.): Frolic n’ Folk Pub, Iona Heights Inn

$5 to rent snow shoes

Tickets must be purchased on-line: Website: Ionaheightsinn.com & Highlandvillage.ca

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ionaheightsinn/ & https://www.facebook.com/highlandvillagemusuem/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/IonaHeightsInn & https://twitter.com/highlandv

Saturday, March 3, 2018

MacLean Road Guided Snowshoe Hike

1:00 pm

Local Guide Mary Ivey

2.5 kms

Hunter’s Mountain- at the end of the MacLean Rd. Take TCH west from Baddeck. Turn right at the red barn onto the Cabot Trail. Follow this road almost to the top of Hunter’s Mountain. Watch for MacLean Rd on your left. Turn left onto MacLean Rd (Roughly 5 kms from the red barn) – you’ll see a blue cape cod house on your left. Drive to the end and park to the side (If you get to the Highland Rd you’ve gone a bit too far; turn around and watch for MacLean Rd on your right). There will be some lovely views! Guided Hike is part of the Hike NS Guided Snowshoe Hiking Series 2018, 2nd Annual Hello Baddeck 2018, 7th Annual Hike Victoria Snowshoe Fest 2018 and 7th Annual Victoria County Winter ActiveFest 2018. Naturally Active for Life Victoria County in Partnership with Hike NS and Hike Victoria. Naturally Active for Life – Victoria County naturallyactiveforlife@countyvictoria.ns.ca

Saturday, March 3

St Ann’s Saturday Afternoon Community Hikes

1:00 pm – TBA: For the most up-to-date information, go to the Community Event Sheet Calendar at https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=b2l73jsuoqeivrta5j47v3iul0%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Halifax For more information contact Mary Ann at 929-2472. Loaner snowshoes available from the St. Ann’s Health Centre (Nancy, 929-2745) or the Baddeck Library (902.295.2055) – Victoria County Active Outdoor Gear Loan Program

March 4, 2018

7th Annual Baddeck Middle River Old Time Commute Trek 2018

1:00 pm

Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

FREE – Please bring your own shoes

8.9 km

Challenging hike from MacMillan’s Mtn Rd to the Two Churches in Middle River. Take the Cabot Trail from the Red Barn entry to MacMillan Mountain Rd. on the right and park at the end of that road. Watch http://www.naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/events/winter-activefest/

for further information. Guided Hike is part of the Hike NS Guided Snowshoe Hiking Series 2018, 7th Annual Hike Victoria Snowshoe Fest 2018 and the 7th Annual Victoria County Winter ActiveFest 2018. Naturally Active for Life Victoria County in Partnership with Hike NS and Hike Victoria. Naturally Active for Life – Victoria County naturallyactiveforlife@countyvictoria.ns.ca

Saturday, March 10

St Ann’s Saturday Afternoon Community Hikes

1:00 pm – TBA: For the most up-to-date information, go to the Community Event Sheet Calendar at https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=b2l73jsuoqeivrta5j47v3iul0%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Halifax For more information contact Mary Ann at 929-2472. Loaner snowshoes available from the St. Ann’s Health Centre (Nancy, 929-2745) or the Baddeck Library (902.295.2055) – Victoria County Active Outdoor Gear Loan Program

Sunday, March 11

Hector’s Point Moonlight Snow Shoe Walk

Join us for our Sunday afternoon “Hector’s Point Snow Shoe Walks” – a snowshoe hike around the Highland Village. It will be approximately 3km, and end at the pub with a 10oz pint (for those that are 19/over), or a cup of Jill’s Hot Chocolate. Walk is for all ages. Shorter routes available if need be. $15 per person including snowshoes, or $10 if you bring your own. Space is limited, so purchase your tickets on-line. Walks begin at 1 pm – meet at The Frolic’n Folk Pub just inside the Inn

Name: Dan Franklin

Phone # 902-622-2190

Email: info@ionaheightsinn.com

$15 per person including snowshoes, or $10 if you bring your own

Location of Event: Frolic n’ Folk Pub, Iona Heights Inn

$5 to rent snow shoes; Tickets must be purchased on-line:

Website: Ionaheightsinn.com & Highlandvillage.ca

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ionaheightsinn/ & https://www.facebook.com/highlandvillagemusuem/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/IonaHeightsInn & https://twitter.com/highlandv

March 17, 2018

Warren Lake

10 am

Hike the Highlands Festival

https://www.hikethehighlands.com/2018-hthfsnowshoe-series/

Saturday, March 17

St Ann’s Saturday Afternoon Community Hikes

1:00 pm – TBA: For the most up-to-date information, go to the Community Event Sheet Calendar at https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=b2l73jsuoqeivrta5j47v3iul0%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Halifax For more information contact Mary Ann at 929-2472. Loaner snowshoes available from the St. Ann’s Health Centre (Nancy, 929-2745) or the Baddeck Library (902.295.2055) – Victoria County Active Outdoor Gear Loan Program

Saturday, March 24

Dennison Road Guided Snowshoe Hike

10 am

Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

6 km snowshoe round trip

Will go to a peak to the old Dennison Farmhouse with spectacular views! Bring Your Camera. Directions: Turn off the TCH 105 Ext 9 and go across the overpass on Margaree road (Turnn right if coming from Sydney-do not cross overpass)). Turn right on the Big Baddeck Road towards Baddeck Forks and travel 5 kms. Dennison Road Trail on the right. Park on the right side of the road. Guided Hike is part of the Hike NS Guided Snowshoe Hiking Series 2018, 2nd Annual Hello Winter Baddeck 2018 and 7th Annual Hike Victoria Snowshoe Fest 2018. Naturally Active for Life Victoria County in Partnership with Hike NS and Hike Victoria. Naturally Active for Life – Victoria County naturallyactiveforlife@countyvictoria.ns.ca

Saturday, March 24

St Ann’s Saturday Afternoon Community Hikes

1:00 pm – TBA: For the most up-to-date information, go to the Community Event Sheet Calendar at https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=b2l73jsuoqeivrta5j47v3iul0%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Halifax For more information contact Mary Ann at 929-2472. Loaner snowshoes available from the St. Ann’s Health Centre (Nancy, 929-2745) or the Baddeck Library (902.295.2055) – Victoria County Active Outdoor Gear Loan Program

Saturday, March 31

St Ann’s Saturday Afternoon Community Hikes

1:00 pm – TBA: For the most up-to-date information, go to the Community Event Sheet Calendar at https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=b2l73jsuoqeivrta5j47v3iul0%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Halifax For more information contact Mary Ann at 929-2472. Loaner snowshoes available from the St. Ann’s Health Centre (Nancy, 929-2745) or the Baddeck Library (902.295.2055) – Victoria County Active Outdoor Gear Loan Program

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Winter Guided Snowshoe Hikes 2018 – Cape Breton

Participants may win a “trail” prize. Thanks to our local partners for organizing the hikes on the ground and to Goose Lane Editions and the NS Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage for their support. Hikes are free or low-cost and pre-registration is required unless otherwise indicated. See the details below for each hike. When winter hiking or snowshoeing, always be prepared for the conditions. Learn how to prepare

here . Looking for snowshoes? Check out our Where to Borrow, Rent or Buy Snowshoes guide here .

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Surround Yourself in the Majestic of the Highlands by Breaking Your Own Trail

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Where the mountains meet the seas…in the highlands of Cape Breton Island. Where you’ll find some of the highest snowfall accumulations in Eastern Canada. Where there is plenty of space to explore on or off the beaten track, away from it all! Fun for all age groups. Where our unique downhill (Ski Cape Smokey) and telemark ski areas offer you panoramic views of the magnificent Cape Breton Highlands and the Atlantic Ocean! CBHNP Trails: http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ns/cbreton/activ/randonnee-hiking.aspx   – you will not regret this healthy experience in our natural environment.

 Grab a Partner & “Break Your Own Trail” in Victoria County

http://www.naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/trails/victoria-countytrails/ during the winter, especially in Cape Breton’s Highland National Park https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/trails/cape-breton-highlands-national-park-hiking-trails/

North Highlands Nordic Trails in Cape North

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http://www.nhn.xcski.ca  / Ski Room 902.383.2479https://www.facebook.com/north.nordic?fref=ts . NHN Programs and Events:

  • Tuesdays: Ski Snowshoe & Tea– Adults, Tuesdays, join your friends or meet new friends at 10:00 am for a leisurely ski, snowshoe and return to the heated ski room for a cup of tea. Group rates apply. North Highlands Nordic, Cape North. http://www.nhn.xcski.ca

Enjoy Ingonish River – Kalapa Valley

Anybody who enjoys snowshoeing is welcome to explore Kalapa Valley (1/2 km past Ski Cape Smokey heading down north), Ingonish and enjoy the beauty and flatness of it trails. The trails will be maintained regularly during the winter. Anyone using the trails does so at their own risk and should carry appropriate first aid and safety equipment. Please remove any garbage you take in, treat the valley and its animals with respect and have some great winter fun. When parking please do not block the gate. Look forward to seeing you on the trails.

St Ann’s Afternoon Community Hikes

Great social and physical activity on Saturdays (Nov to March). Meet at 1:00 pm, dogs permittedhttps://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/be-active/hiking/st-anns-saturday-afternoon-community-hikes/

Go to the St. Ann’s Community Event Sheet Calendar for further, updated information: https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=b2l73jsuoqeivrta5j47v3iul0%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Halifax

Equipment Available to Support your Snowshoeing Adventures:

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Where to Borrow, Rent or Buy Snowshoes

Guide found here: http://www.hikenovascotia.ca/projects/guided-hikes/

Victoria County Active Outdoor Gear Loan Program (Since 2016)

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https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/active-outdoor-gear-loan-program/victoria-county-active-outdoor-gear-loan-program/ Snowshoes & poles for individuals, groups, schools & workplaces supporting your outdoor play for loan, FREE to loan for a week! (No down payment) with a Cape Breton Regional Library Card! 

BAM if you see Wildlife in your Active Adventures:

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B – back away A – act big M – move away: https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/resources/wildlife-safety/

13 items to have with you every time you Hike A Trail

Snowshoeing in Victoria County, Northern Cape Breton Another blizzard, another opportunity to dig out the snowshoes and enjoy being naturally active on our great natural environment on the trails. While you can bring whatever you like with you in your pack while out for a hike, there are about 13 items you should consider to have with you every time you hike the trail. Don’t forget to tell somebody where you are going & how long you will be out: 1.Knife 2.Water 3.Compass 4.Whistle 5.First Aid Kit 6.Map 7.Extra Clothes 8.Rain Gear 9.Flashlight 10.Extra Food 11.Walking stick 12.Nordic Poles 13.Horn (Blaster).

Winter is here, with lots of snow as usual! – Victoria County’s fabulous winter wonderland brings snow enthusiasts out each year. Before you seek out your thrills, be sure that you are well prepared and that you have all the right gear to make every winter outing safe and enjoyable. https://www.adventuresmart.ca/

Things to Do

https://www.cbisland.com/things-to-do/?campaign=2017Winter&gclid=CN6iuI2c9NECFcOLswodsUYO_A

Where to Stay

https://www.cbisland.com/where-to-stay/?campaign=2017Winter

Regular Operations at Inverary Resort – Rediscover the Magic of Winter – “Snowed In at the Inn”

http://capebretonresorts.com/our-resorts/inverary-resort/activities

  • Hotel rooms and meeting spaces available 7 days a week, 12 months a year
  • Thistledown Pub open Friday and Saturday from 5-9pm with Live music from 6-9 pm
  • Hot breakfast every Saturday and Sunday mornings
  • Saturday bonfire every week
  • Snowshoes available for use at any time
  • Indoor pool, sauna and hot tub open 8am-8pm, plus NEW Outdoor Hot Tub

CAPE NORTH & DINGWALL: Area code is 902

 Channel Breezes B & B, Dingwall  902-285-0650
 Inlet B & B, Dingwall  902-383-2112

NEIL’S HARBOUR & WHITE POINT:

Backcove Cottages 902-336-2812
Oceanview Cottage (3 bedrooms) 902-336-2212

INGONISH:

  • Knotty Pine Cottages   (housekeepng)                        1-800-455-2058
  • Castle Rock Country Inn   (B&B)                                 902-285-2700

Driving times from Cape North:

·       Dingwall 5 minutes
·       Neil’s Harbour 15 minutes
·       North Ingonish 30 minutes
·       Ingonish Ferry 40 minutes
·       Pleasant Bay 25 minutes
·       Cheticamp 1 hour

511 Nova Scotia

A Free Traveler Information Service Operated by NS Gov’t Accessed Via Phone, Mobile Device or Computer

http://511.gov.ns.ca/en/

Festivals & Events

https://www.cbisland.com/festivals-events/?campaign=2017Winter

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https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/events/winter-activefest/

 

Naturally Active for Life – Victoria County naturallyactiveforlife@countyvictoria.ns.ca

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2nd Annual Hello Winter Baddeck Event 2018

https://www.cbisland.com/festivals-events/baddeck-winter-events/

Naturally Active for Life – Victoria County naturallyactiveforlife@countyvictoria.ns.ca

Box 370, 495 Chebucto St, Baddeck, NS B0E 1B0

Tel: 902.295.3661 / Cel: 902.295.0387 / Fax: 902.295-1864

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NaturallyActiveforLifeVictoriaCounty/

Website:   https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/

Twitter:     https://twitter.com/pastrategyvc

 

Hike Victoria Snowshoe Fest 2017 A Success!  

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THANK YOU

Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) in Partnership with Hike NS, Hike Victoria Thanks the many Victoria County Volunteers, Leaders, Community Groups, Facility Operators, Service Providers and Businesses for their Continued Support, Efforts & Contribution to A Successful 2017 Hike Victoria Snowshoe Fest 2017 benefiting Residents & Visitors! See you in 2018! 

HELD – 2017 S C H E D U L E

Downloadable for your convenience:

hikevictoriasnowshoefest2017pdf / hikevictoriasnowshoefest2017

Over 20 Snowshoe Hikes  HELD in Victoria County Feb. 10 to March 19, 2017

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/be-active/hiking/hike-victoria-snowshoe-fest-2017/

Proudly presented by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) and the many Victoria County Volunteers, Leaders, Community Groups, Facility Operators and Service Providers  – We Thank Them for their Continued Support, Efforts & Contribution benefiting residents and visitors

Naturally Active for Life – Victoria County naturallyactiveforlife@countyvictoria.ns.ca

2nd Annual Hello Winter Baddeck 2018 Underway

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-Baddeck: The Beginning & End of the World Famous Cabot Trail-

Winter beauty abounds in Baddeck and area. Be sure to try cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling on one of the many trails, ice fishing or spend a weekend with a loved one on a guided experience of the quaint village    

Proudly Supported By:

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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January 5-7, 2018

Friday, January 5

Chase the Ace every Friday at the Victoria Legion

All proceeds benefit the Royal Canadian Legion and the Baddeck Volunteer Fire Department. Ticket sales 5:30-7:30 Entertainment 6-8pm, Kitchen open 5-8pm. Jan. Line-up includes: Jan. 5th – Richard Schaller

victorialegionbr53@outlook.com 

 Saturday, January 6

St Ann’s Saturday Afternoon Community Hikes

1:00 pm – Dennis Laffan hosts hikers/snowshoers (possibly) along his well-maintained home-trails. Moderate elevation. Water/poles. Dogs welcome. Meet by 1:00 pm at 42 Murray Road. Parking up driveway if conditions allow. For more information contact Mary Ann at 929-2472. Loaner snowshoes available from the St. Ann’s Health Centre (Nancy, 929-2745) or the Baddeck Library (902.295.2055) – Victoria County Active Outdoor Gear Loan Program.

For the most up-to-date information, go to the Community Event Sheet Calendar at https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=b2l73jsuoqeivrta5j47v3iul0%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Halifax

Saturday, January 6

Bras d’Or Lakes Stick Spiel

Baddeck Curling Club

John MacIntosh – 902-295-1137
Blaise Landry – 902-295-1445

Saturday, January 6

Uisge Ban Falls Guided Snowshoe Hike

1 pm – Local Guide: Iris Kedmi – Naturally Active for Life  Victoria County (Est. 2011)

Free – must have own snowshoes

2.61 km – Moderate hike. This is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Nova Scotia (pronounced ‘ush-ka ban’). On Hwy 105, take Exit 9 and watch for signs. It is 14.5 km north of Baddeck at 715 North Branch Road, Baddeck Forks. This is part of the 2nd Annual Hello Winter Baddeck 2018 and 7th Annual Hike Victoria Snowshoe Fest 2018. For further information: Naturally Active for Life Victoria County naturallyactiveforlife@countyvictoria.ns.ca

January 8-11

Community Wellness Room – Baddeck Academy 

Monday to Thursday, 6-8 pm (No school, no program)
Leader: Cecil Kerr cecil.kerr@countyvictoria.ns.ca
FREE  – Males & Females Ages 16 & up

Tuesday, January 9

The “Coffee Club” (a.k.a. Tooney Tuesday)

Baddeck Curling Club

10 AM – Hope to see you there!

http://baddeckcurlingclub.com/#/welcome/4586984628

Wednesday, January 10

Wednesday Night Ceilidh

7:30–9:00 pm at Colaisde na Gàidhlig / The Gaelic College (MacKenzie Hall—parking around back), $10/adult, $5/child. Tea and oatcakes served. Darrell Keigan, Brenda Stubbert, Colin MacDonald and Brittany MacDonald

January 12-14

Friday, January 12

Chase the Ace every Friday at the Legion

All proceeds benefit the Royal Canadian Legion and the Baddeck Volunteer Fire Department. Ticket sales 5:30-7:30, Entertainment 6-8pm, Kitchen open 5-8pm. Jan. Line-up includes: Jan. 12th Brock & Lee

Jan. 12th – Karaoke 10pm-2am $3 cover

Saturday, January 13

Holistic Hike

Meet at Baddeck Forks 12 noon

Hike 1-1.5 hours

Local Guide: Iris Kedmi

Directions: 13 min (11.4 km) via Big Baddeck Rd. Head west on Margaree Rd toward Campbell St 1.0 km, Turn right onto Big Baddeck Rd 3.1 km, Slight right to stay on Big Baddeck Rd 6.8 km, turn right to stay on Big Baddeck Rd, Destination will be on the left 450 m – Baddeck Forks Golf Course, 12 Big Baddeck Road Extension, Baddeck, NS 

Saturday, January 13

St Ann’s Saturday Afternoon Community Hikes

1:00 pm – Will enjoy the trails at Jitka Zgola’s. Meet by 1:00 pm at 42164 Cabot Trail Hwy, north Wreck Cove. Some demanding verticals, but well worth it. Poles/water. Dogs welcome.

For more information contact Mary Ann at 929-2472. Loaner snowshoes available from the St. Ann’s Health Centre (Nancy, 929-2745) or the Baddeck Library (902.295.2055) – Victoria County Active Outdoor Gear Loan Program.

For the most up-to-date information, go to the Community Event Sheet Calendar https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=b2l73jsuoqeivrta5j47v3iul0%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Halifax

Saturday, January 13

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Cape Breton Farmer to Farmer Retreat

2 PM – 7 PM

Baddeck Forks Hall

Are you a farmer or aspiring farmer? Do you have farmer friends?

The Island Food Network is pleased to be hosting a
Cape Breton Farmer to Farmer Retreat!

This get-together will offer farmers a chance to chat about all of the issues that they faced this past year as they plan for the season to come. We will then celebrate with a local meal prepared by none other than Bryan Picard of the Bite House.

PLEASE NOTE: VENUE CHANGE
To accommodate as many folks as possible at the Farmer to Farmer Retreat we have secured a larger space at the Baddeck Forks Hall, 87 Big Baddeck Road Extension. This is a rural hall with a beautiful river and hiking trails nearby. Weather permitting, we’ll include these resources in the day’s events.

REGISTRATION FULL! Let us know if you would like to be added to the waitlist!
islandfoodnetwork@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/1487808851332913/

Saturday, January 13

Learn to Meditate

Baddeck Library, 5:00-6:00 pm

Meditation can help lower blood pressure and create some calm in our busy lives. Join Scott Noble each week for an hour of meditation, including basic instruction in various techniques. No experience necessary, and all are welcome. Call 902 295 2055 for more info.

Saturday, January 13

Middle River Band

10pm-2am $7 cover

Victoria legion

victorialegionbr53@outlook.com

 

Sunday, January 14

Sundays on Snow (Ski or Snowshoe)

1:30 pm – on local trails with local guides in Baddeck & Area. Must have own equipment. To find out which trail and be included on the e-mail contact information listing, please contact leader Eileen Woodford by e-mail: ewoodford@ns.sympatico.ca

January 15-18

Community Wellness Room – Baddeck Academy

Monday to Thursday, 6-8 pm (No school, no program)

Leader: Cecil Kerr cecil.kerr@countyvictoria.ns.ca

Free – Males & Females Ages 16 & up

Tuesday, January 16

The “Coffee Club” (a.k.a. Tooney Tuesday)

Baddeck Curling Club

10 AM – Hope to see you there!

http://baddeckcurlingclub.com/#/welcome/4586984628

Wednesday, January 17

Wednesday Night Ceilidh

7:30–9:00 pm at Colaisde na Gàidhlig / The Gaelic College (MacKenzie Hall—parking around back), $10/adult, $5/child. Tea and oatcakes served.

January 19-21

Friday, January 19

Chase the Ace every Friday 

All proceeds benefit the Royal Canadian Legion and the Baddeck Volunteer Fire Department. Ticket sales 5:30-7:30, Entertainment 6-8pm, Kitchen open 5-8pm. Jan. Line-up includes: Jan. 19th Robbie Simms,
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Saturday, January 20

Big Baddeck Guided Snowshoe Hike

1:00 pm, Free

Led by Arie Schop.  Hike a trail thorough Arie’s property then link to a snowmobile trail that takes to the pump house.  Arie will lead participants from his yard through the woods and up the pump house road in Big Baddeck. Almost all uphill on way in – what a workout it’ll be! The views are spectacular and worth the climb – Bring a camera! You’ll have great company, social and physical activity! Meet at Arie’s House directions as follows:  Take the Old Margaree Rd past the hospital  and head toward the Trans Canada.  Stay on the Old Margaree Rd. Continue along the Old Margaree Rd, go past the dump to the bridge, cross bridge and keep to the right. About 1.4 km from the bridge on the left,  look for civic # 259.  Arie will stick a snowshoe at the end of his driveway.  Park near garage.  Watch for icy spots on driveway. 1.5 – 2 hours hike.

Saturday, January 20

St. Ann’s Saturday Afternoon Community Hikes

Local Guide Merrill MacInnis will lead a Coastal Hike in Breton Cove. Hike starts at 1:00 pm. Park at 43887 Cabot Trail. For more information contact Mary Ann at 929-2472. Loaner snowshoes available from the St. Ann’s Health Centre (Nancy, 929-2745) or the Baddeck Library (902.295.2055) – Victoria County Active Outdoor Gear Loan Program. For the most up-to-date information, go to the Community Event Sheet Calendar at https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=b2l73jsuoqeivrta5j47v3iul0%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Halifax

Saturday, January 20

Learn to Meditate

– Baddeck Library, 5:00-6:00 pm

Meditation can help lower blood pressure and create some calm in our busy lives. Join Scott Noble each week for an hour of meditation, including basic instruction in various techniques. No experience necessary, and all are welcome. Call 902 295 2055 for more info.

Sunday, January 21

Sundays on Snow (Ski or Snowshoe)

1:30 pm – on local trails with local guides in Baddeck & Area. Must have own equipment. To find out which trail and be included on the e-mail contact information listing, please contact leader Eileen Woodford by e-mail: ewoodford@ns.sympatico.ca

January 22-25

Community Wellness Room – Baddeck Academy

Monday to Thursday, 6-8 pm (No school, no program)

Leader: Cecil Kerr cecil.kerr@countyvictoria.ns.ca

Free – Males & Females Ages 16 & up

January 23-25

Silver Dart Bonspiel

Baddeck Curling Club

For further information, please contact John MacIntosh – 902.295.1137

Wednesday, January 24

Wednesday Night Ceilidh

7:30–9:00 pm at Colaisde na Gàidhlig / The Gaelic College (MacKenzie Hall—parking around back), $10/adult, $5/child. Tea and oatcakes served.

January 26-28

Friday, January 26

Chase the Ace every Friday at the Victoria Legion

All proceeds benefit the Royal Canadian Legion and the Baddeck Volunteer Fire Department. Ticket sales 5:30-7:30, Entertainment 6-8pm, Kitchen open 5-8pm. Jan. Line-up includes: Jan. 26th Mike Cavanaugh

victorialegionbr53@outlook.com

January 26-28

Jackie Macaulay Memorial Hockey Tournament

Victoria Highland Civic Centre (Baddeck Rink)

Saturday, January 27

Baddeck Lions Club Kidston Beach Classic Curling Classic Bonspiel

All money raised will help the Lions Club run Kidston Beach Swim Program

Baddeck Curling Club

For further information, please call Amanda MacQuarrie 902.295.1375, Roland Palmizi 902.295.3392 or Doug MacEachern 902.756.3423

Saturday, January 27

St Ann’s Saturday Afternoon Community Hikes

1:00 pm – Aron and Ruth Schneider welcome participants to join them on their extensive trail system. Many features. Meet by 1:00 pm at their driveway at 42164 329 West Tarbot Rd. “Doc”, the resident dog, must be already accepting of any guest dogs. For more information contact Mary Ann at 929-2472. Loaner snowshoes available from the St. Ann’s Health Centre (Nancy, 929-2745) or the Baddeck Library (902.295.2055) – Victoria County Active Outdoor Gear Loan Program. For the most up-to-date information, go to the Community Event Sheet Calendar at https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=b2l73jsuoqeivrta5j47v3iul0%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Halifax

Saturday, January 27

Learn to Meditate

5:00 p.m. Meditation can help lower blood pressure and create some calm in our busy lives. Join Scott Noble each week for an hour of meditation, including basic instruction in various techniques. No experience necessary, and all are welcome. Baddeck Library, 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Sunday, January 28

Sundays on Snow (Ski or Snowshoe)

1:30 pm – on local trails with local guides in Baddeck & Area. Must have own equipment. To find out which trail and be included on the e-mail contact information listing, please contact leader Eileen Woodford by e-mail: ewoodford@ns.sympatico.ca

January 29 – February 1

Community Wellness Room – Baddeck Academy

Monday to Thursday, 6-8 pm (No school, no program)

Leader: Cecil Kerr cecil.kerr@countyvictoria.ns.ca

Free – Males & Females Ages 16 & up

Tuesday, January 30

The “Coffee Club” (a.k.a. Tooney Tuesday)

Baddeck Curling Club

10 AM Hope to see you there!

http://baddeckcurlingclub.com/#/welcome/4586984628

Wednesday, January 31

Wednesday Night Ceilidh

7:30–9:00 pm at Colaisde na Gàidhlig / The Gaelic College (MacKenzie Hall—parking around back), $10/adult, $5/child. Tea and oatcakes served.

February 2-4

Friday, February 2

Chase the Ace every Friday at the Victoria Legion

All proceeds benefit the RCL and the BVFD. Ticket sales 5:30-7:30, Entertainment 6-8pm, Kitchen open 5-8pm. Jan. Line-up includes: Feb. 2nd Jordan Musycyn

February 2-4

Leonard Matheson Memorial Hockey Tournament

Victoria Highland Civic Centre (Baddeck Rink)

 

Saturday, February 3

Dennison Road Guided Snowshoe Hike

10 am

Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

6 km snowshoe round trip

Will go to a peak to the old Dennison Farmhouse with spectacular views! Bring Your Camera. Directions: Turn off the TCH 105 Ext 9 and go across the overpass on Margaree road (Turnn right if coming from Sydney-do not cross overpass)). Turn right on the Big Baddeck Road towards Baddeck Forks and travel 5 kms. Dennison Road Trail on the right. Park on the right side of the road. Guided Hike is part of the Hike NS Guided Snowshoe Hiking Series 2018, 2nd Annual Hello Winter Baddeck 2018 and 7th Annual Hike Victoria Snowshoe Fest 2018. Naturally Active for Life Victoria County in Partnership with Hike NS and Hike Victoria. Naturally Active for Life – Victoria County naturallyactiveforlife@countyvictoria.ns.ca

Guided Hike is part of the Hike NS Guided Snowshoe Hiking Series 2018, 2nd Annual Hello Winter Baddeck 2018 and 7th Annual Hike Victoria Snowshoe Fest 2018. Naturally Active for Life Victoria County in Partnership with Hike NS and Hike Victoria. Naturally Active for Life – Victoria County naturallyactiveforlife@countyvictoria.ns.ca

Saturday, February 3

St Ann’s Saturday Afternoon Community Hikes

1:00 pm – TBA: For the most up-to-date information, go to the Community Event Sheet Calendar at https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=b2l73jsuoqeivrta5j47v3iul0%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Halifax For more information contact Mary Ann at 929-2472. Loaner snowshoes available from the St. Ann’s Health Centre (Nancy, 929-2745) or the Baddeck Library (902.295.2055) – Victoria County Active Outdoor Gear Loan Program.

Saturday, February 3

Learn to Meditate

Baddeck Library, 5:00 p.m. Meditation can help lower blood pressure and create some calm in our busy lives. Join Scott Noble each week for an hour of meditation, including basic instruction in various techniques. No experience necessary, and all are welcome. 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Sunday, February 4

Sundays on Snow (Ski or Snowshoe)

1:30 pm – on local trails with local guides in Baddeck & Area. Must have own equipment. To find out which trail and be included on the e-mail contact information listing, please contact leader Eileen Woodford by e-mail: ewoodford@ns.sympatico.ca

February 5-8

Community Wellness Room – Baddeck Academy

Monday to Thursday, 6-8 pm (No school, no program)

Leader: Cecil Kerr cecil.kerr@countyvictoria.ns.ca

Free – Males & Females Ages 16 & up

Free – Males & Females Ages 16 & up

Tuesday, February 6

The “Coffee Club” (a.k.a. Tooney Tuesday)

Baddeck Curling Club

10 AM – Hope to see you there!

http://baddeckcurlingclub.com/#/welcome/4586984628

Wednesday, February 7

Wednesday Night Ceilidh

7:30–9:00 pm at Colaisde na Gàidhlig / The Gaelic College (MacKenzie Hall—parking around back), $10/adult, $5/child. Tea and oatcakes served.

February 9-11

Saturday, February 10

2nd Annual Uisge Ban Falls Winter Guided Hike 2018

1:00 pm – Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011), Free – must have own snowshoes. 2.61 km – Moderate hike. This is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Nova Scotia (pronounced ‘ush-ka ban’). On Hwy 105, take Exit 9 and watch for signs. It is 14.5 km north of Baddeck at 715 North Branch Road, Baddeck Forks. Guided Hike is part of the Hike NS Guided Snowshoe Hiking Series 2018, 2nd Annual Hello Winter Baddeck 2018, 7th Annual Hike Victoria Snowshoe Fest 2018 and the 7th Annual Victoria County Winter ActiveFest 2018. For further information: Naturally Active for Life Victoria County naturallyactiveforlife@countyvictoria.ns.ca

Saturday, February 10

St Ann’s Saturday Afternoon Community Hikes

1:00 pm – TBA: For the most up-to-date information, go to the Community Event Sheet Calendar at https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=b2l73jsuoqeivrta5j47v3iul0%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Halifax For more information contact Mary Ann at 929-2472. Loaner snowshoes available from the St. Ann’s Health Centre (Nancy, 929-2745) or the Baddeck Library (902.295.2055) – Victoria County Active Outdoor Gear Loan Program.

Saturday, February 10

Learn to Meditate

– Baddeck Library. Meditation can help lower blood pressure and create some calm in our busy lives. Join Scott Noble each week for an hour of meditation, including basic instruction in various techniques. No experience necessary, and all are welcome. 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Saturday, February 10

InveraryResortValentinesDinner2018

https://www.facebook.com/events/391343364658134/

Sunday, February 11

Sundays on Snow (Ski or Snowshoe)

1:30 pm – on local trails with local guides in Baddeck & Area. Must have own equipment. To find out which trail and be included on the e-mail contact information listing, please contact leader Eileen Woodford by e-mail: ewoodford@ns.sympatico.ca

February 12-15

Community Wellness Room – Baddeck Academy

Monday to Thursday, 6-8 pm (No school, no program)

Leader: Cecil Kerr cecil.kerr@countyvictoria.ns.ca

Free – Males & Females Ages 16 & up

Tuesday, February 13

The “Coffee Club” (a.k.a. Tooney Tuesday)

Baddeck Curling Club

10 AM – Hope to see you there!

http://baddeckcurlingclub.com/#/welcome/4586984628

Wednesday, February 14

Wednesday Night Ceilidh

7:30–9:00 pm at Colaisde na Gàidhlig / The Gaelic College (MacKenzie Hall—parking around back), $10/adult, $5/child. Tea and oatcakes served.

February 16-18

Saturday, February 17

Boiler Trail Historic Guided Snowshoe Hike

10:30 am Local Guide Judy King – Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est.

2011). The Boiler Trail is located in Rear Baddeck Forks – Westside Big Baddeck Rd (3 kms past Rockinghorse ranch on the left) and concludes with a visit to the 1930’s Boiler Steamer. The hike is about 3 hours totaling 18,750 steps. The Boiler Trail is located in Rear Baddeck Forks – Westside Big Baddeck Rd (3 kms past Rockinghorse ranch on the left, take that road to the trail head) and concludes with a visit to the 1930’s Boiler Steamer. The hike is about 2 hours totaling 12,500 steps. Length: 7.5 km Duration: 3 hrs Difficulty: The trail follows the Old Rear Forks road (Westside Big Baddeck Rd, 3 kms past Rockinghorse ranch on the left. Park on the right side of the road facing back towards Rockinghorse ranch and the snowshoe will begin at this road to the trail head). The trail is a gentle grade with an elevation gain of about 200 feet. The next 1.5 km is relatively level with an elevation gain of about 100 feet. There is a small creek at this point with a bridge and guardrail. From this point the steepness of the trail increases with an elevation gain of about 340 feet over the next 1.5 km.

Watch for the boiler on the right side of the trail. This portion is most pleasing as it passes through hardwood forest. There are occasional views of the hillsides and valley. In addition to the historical significance of the boiler, the early portion of the trail skirts and crosses Mill Brook on which once stood a water-powered grist mill.

History – Boiler Trail: Leo Fownes Grandfather’s Boiler, used in the 1930’s, and abandoned when the war started. The old steam engine that ran the boiler was brought down the mountain by Leo & Stephen and is stored in our Leo & Joan Fownes Shop. ‎Fownes bros late thirties brought it up ancient tech left in forties steam powered saw mills one Fownes.

Passed a lot of softwood. Guided Hike is part of the Hike NS Guided Snowshoe Hiking Series 2018, 2nd Annual Hello Winter Baddeck 2018, 7th Annual Hike Victoria Snowshoe Fest 2018 and 7th Annual Victoria County Winter ActiveFest 2018. Naturally Active for Life Victoria County in Partnership with Hike NS and Hike Victoria. Naturally Active for Life – Victoria County naturallyactiveforlife@countyvictoria.ns.ca

Saturday, February 17

St Ann’s Saturday Afternoon Community Hikes

1:00 pm – TBA: For the most up-to-date information, go to the Community Event Sheet Calendar at https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=b2l73jsuoqeivrta5j47v3iul0%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Halifax   For more information contact Mary Ann at 929-2472. Loaner snowshoes available from the St. Ann’s Health Centre (Nancy, 929-2745) or the Baddeck Library (902.295.2055) – Victoria County Active Outdoor Gear Loan Program

Sunday, February 18

Sundays on Snow (Ski or Snowshoe)

1:30 pm – on local trails with local guides in Baddeck & Area. Must have own equipment. To find out which trail and be included on the e-mail contact information listing, please contact leader Eileen Woodford by e-mail: ewoodford@ns.sympatico.ca

Monday, February 19

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Nova Scotia Heritage Day

Nova Scotia Heritage Day is an annual reminder of our storied past and an opportunity to honour the remarkable people, places and events that have contributed to this province’s unique heritage.

Monday, February 19

Baddeck Celebrates Heritage Day 2018

https://www.facebook.com/events/320869778309046/

Hello Winter !! Come help celebrate our 2nd Annual Heritage Day in Baddeck. Bring the entire family and participate in some great events!!!

Heritage Day 2018 Events:

Coming soon! Look for updates, further information here.

Huge thanks to everyone who are graciously donating their time & resources. We are Proud to be Partnered with Naturally Active for Life Victoria County and Victoria County Municipal Councillors. All

Heritage Day – 3rd Annual Old-fashioned Bring Back Play Pond Hockey  

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/2017/11/10/3rd-annual-old-fashioned-pond-hockey-2017-18/

10:00 am – 12:00 Noon

Sessions is FREE!

***Adults must have a stick & helmet / children & youth must have a stick & helmet with a full shield

Proud Partners for Your Health:

◾Dr. John Ritter

◾Victoria Highland Civic Centre

◾Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

◾Municipality of the County of Victoria

◾NS Dept of Communities, Culture & Heritage

Heritage Day – Skate

Bring your fellow students, friends, parents, grandparents, relatives, neighbor’s, co-workers and meet new friends, etc.

1:00 – 3:00 pm          FREE – Open to Everyone!

Proud Partners for Your Health:

◾Remax – Minerva MacInnis (Realtor and Associate Broker)

◾Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

◾Municipality of the County of Victoria

◾CBVRSB

◾Baddeck Academy School

◾NS Department of Communities, Culture & Heritage

◾Victoria Highland Civic Centre

Heritage Day – Swim

3:00-5:00 pm

Free – Inverary Resort Pool

Lifeguard on Duty

Proud Partners for Your Health:

◾Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

◾Municipality of the County of Victoria

◾NS Department of Communities, Culture & Heritage

Tuesday, February 20

The “Coffee Club” (a.k.a. Tooney Tuesday)

Baddeck Curling Club

10 AM – Hope to see you there!

http://baddeckcurlingclub.com/#/welcome/4586984628

February 20-22

Community Wellness Room – Baddeck Academy

Monday to Thursday, 6-8 pm (No school, no program)

Leader: Cecil Kerr cecil.kerr@countyvictoria.ns.ca

Free – Males & Females Ages 16 & up

Wednesday, February 21

Wednesday Night Ceilidh

7:30–9:00 pm at Colaisde na Gàidhlig / The Gaelic College (MacKenzie Hall—parking around back), $10/adult, $5/child. Tea and oatcakes served.

February 23-25

Friday, February 23

Steve MacDermid Memorial Scholarship Family Skate

7:30 – 9 pm, Victoria Highland Civic Centre

February 24-25

Annual Steve MacDermid Memorial Scholarship Hockey Tournament

Victoria Highland Civic Centre – Send an email to register: stevemacdermidmemorial@gmail.com

Saturday, February 24

MacLean Road Guided Snowshoe Hike

1:00 pm – Local Guide: Mary Ivey – Hunter’s Mountain- at the end of the MacLean Rd. Take TCH west from Baddeck.

Turn right at the red barn onto the Cabot Trail. Follow this road almost to the top of Hunter’s Mountain. Watch for MacLean Rd on your left. (Roughly 5 Kms) Turn left onto MacLean Rd-you’ll see a blue cape cod house on your left.

Drive to the end and park to the side (If you get to the Highland Rd you’ve gone a bit too far; turn around and watch for MacLean Rd on your right). There will be some lovely views! Guided Hike is part of the Hike NS Guided Snowshoe Hiking Series 2018, 2nd Annual Hello Winter Baddeck 2018, 7th Annual Hike Victoria Snowshoe Fest and 7th Annual Victoria County Winter ActiveFest 2018 Naturally Active for Life Victoria County in Partnership with Hike NS and Hike Victoria. Naturally Active for Life – Victoria County naturallyactiveforlife@countyvictoria.ns.ca

Saturday, February 24

St Ann’s Saturday Afternoon Community Hikes

1:00 pm – TBA: For the most up-to-date information, go to the Community Event Sheet Calendar at https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=b2l73jsuoqeivrta5j47v3iul0%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Halifax For more information contact Mary Ann at 929-2472. Loaner snowshoes available from the St. Ann’s Health Centre (Nancy, 929-2745) or the Baddeck Library (902.295.2055) – Victoria County Active Outdoor Gear Loan Program

Saturday, February 24

Learn to Meditate

Baddeck Library. Meditation can help lower blood pressure and create some calm in our busy lives. Join Scott Noble each week for an hour of meditation, including basic instruction in various techniques. No experience necessary, and all are welcome. 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Sunday, February 25

Sundays on Snow (Ski or Snowshoe)

1:30 pm – on local trails with local guides in Baddeck & Area. Must have own equipment. To find out which trail and be included on the e-mail contact information listing, please contact leader Eileen Woodford by e-mail: ewoodford@ns.sympatico.ca

February 26-March 1

Community Wellness Room – Baddeck Academy

Monday to Thursday, 6-8 pm (No school, no program)

Leader: Cecil Kerr cecil.kerr@countyvictoria.ns.ca

Free – Males & Females Ages 16 & up

Tuesday, February 27

The “Coffee Club” (a.k.a. Tooney Tuesday)

Baddeck Curling Club

10 AM – Hope to see you there!

http://baddeckcurlingclub.com/#/welcome/4586984628

Wednesday, February 28

Wednesday Night Ceilidh

7:30–9:00 pm at Colaisde na Gàidhlig / The Gaelic College (MacKenzie Hall—parking around back), $10/adult, $5/child. Tea and oatcakes served.

March 2-4

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Saturday, March 3 

Inverary Inn – Baddeck, Cape Breton Island – Nova Scotia
Mike Eddy – 902-478-7651 gm@snowmobilersns.com
Join us for a fun-filled day of riding with a lunch, banquet, poker run, prizes and much more all while helping to raise money to fight prostate cancer! 

Saturday, March 3

MacLean Road Guided Snowshoe Hike

1:00 pm – Local Guide: Mary Ivey – Hunter’s Mountain – at the end of the MacLean Rd. Take TCH west from Baddeck. Turn right at the red barn onto the Cabot Trail. Follow this road almost to the top of Hunter’s Mountain. Watch for MacLean Rd on your left (Roughly 5 kms). Turn left onto MacLean Rd-you’ll see a blue cape cod house on your left. Drive to the end and park to the side (If you get to the Highland Rd you’ve gone a bit too far; turn around and watch for MacLean Rd on your right). There will be some lovely views! Guided Hike is part of the Hike NS Guided Snowshoe Hiking Series 2018, 2nd Annual Hello Baddeck 2018, 7th Annual Hike Victoria Snowshoe Fest 2018 and 7th Annual Victoria County Winter ActiveFest 2018. Naturally Active for Life Victoria County in Partnership with Hike NS and Hike Victoria. Naturally Active for Life – Victoria County naturallyactiveforlife@countyvictoria.ns.ca

Saturday, March 3

Learn to Meditate

Baddeck Library. Meditation can help lower blood pressure and create some calm in our busy lives. Join Scott Noble each week for an hour of meditation, including basic instruction in various techniques. No experience necessary, and all are welcome. 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Saturday, March 3

St Ann’s Saturday Afternoon Community Hikes

1:00 pm – TBA: For the most up-to-date information, go to the Community Event Sheet Calendar at https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=b2l73jsuoqeivrta5j47v3iul0%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Halifax For more information contact Mary Ann at 929-2472. Loaner snowshoes available from the St. Ann’s Health Centre (Nancy, 929-2745) or the Baddeck Library (902.295.2055) – Victoria County Active Outdoor Gear Loan Program

Sunday, March 4

Sundays on Snow (Ski or Snowshoe)

1:30 pm – on local trails with local guides in Baddeck & Area. Must have own equipment. To find out which trail and be included on the e-mail contact information listing, please contact leader Eileen Woodford by e-mail: ewoodford@ns.sympatico.ca

Sunday, March 4

7th Annual Baddeck Middle River Old Time Commute Trek 2018

1:00 PM – Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) FREE – Please bring your own shoes. 8.9 km Challenging hike from MacMillan’s Mtn Rd to the Two Churches in Middle River. Take the Cabot Trail from the Red Barn entry to MacMillan Mountain Rd. on the right (Roughly 2 kms on right from the red barn) and park at the end of that road. Watch http://www.naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/events/winter-activefest/

for further information. Guided Hike is part of the Hike NS Guided Snowshoe Hiking Series 2018, 7th Annual Hike Victoria Snowshoe Fest 2018 and the 7th Annual Victoria County Winter ActiveFest 2018. Naturally Active for Life Victoria County in Partnership with Hike NS and Hike Victoria. Naturally Active for Life – Victoria County naturallyactiveforlife@countyvictoria.ns.ca

March 5-8

Community Wellness Room – Baddeck Academy

Monday to Thursday, 6-8 pm (No school, no program: No March 6)

Leader: Cecil Kerr cecil.kerr@countyvictoria.ns.ca

Free – Males & Females Ages 16 & up

 Tuesday, March 6

The “Coffee Club” (a.k.a. Tooney Tuesday)

Baddeck Curling Club

10 AM – Hope to see you there!

http://baddeckcurlingclub.com/#/welcome/4586984628

Wednesday, March 7

Wednesday Night Ceilidh

7:30–9:00 pm at Colaisde na Gàidhlig / The Gaelic College (MacKenzie Hall—parking around back), $10/adult, $5/child. Tea and oatcakes served.

March 9-11

Saturday, March 10

St Ann’s Saturday Afternoon Community Hikes

1:00 pm – TBA: For the most up-to-date information, go to the Community Event Sheet Calendar at https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=b2l73jsuoqeivrta5j47v3iul0%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Halifax For more information contact Mary Ann at 929-2472. Loaner snowshoes available from the St. Ann’s Health Centre (Nancy, 929-2745) or the Baddeck Library (902.295.2055) – Victoria County Active Outdoor Gear Loan Program

Saturday, March 10

Learn to Meditate

Baddeck Library. Meditation can help lower blood pressure and create some calm in our busy lives. Join Scott Noble each week for an hour of meditation, including basic instruction in various techniques. No experience necessary, and all are welcome. 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Sunday, March 11

Sundays on Snow (Ski or Snowshoe)

1:30 pm – on local trails with local guides in Baddeck & Area. Must have own equipment. To find out which trail and be included on the e-mail contact information listing, please contact leader Eileen Woodford by e-mail: ewoodford@ns.sympatico.ca

Tuesday, March 13

The “Coffee Club” (a.k.a. Tooney Tuesday)

Baddeck Curling Club

10 AM – Hope to see you there!

http://baddeckcurlingclub.com/#/welcome/4586984628

Wednesday, March 14

Wednesday Night Ceilidh

7:30–9:00 pm at Colaisde na Gàidhlig / The Gaelic College (MacKenzie Hall—parking around back), $10/adult, $5/child. Tea and oatcakes served.

March 16-18

March 17-18

17th Annual Ladies Blarney Stone Curling Bonspiel

http://baddeckcurlingclub.com/#/blarney-stone/4532221938

The Baddeck Curling Club would like to invite you to join us for the 17th Annual Ladies Blarney Stone Curling Bonspiel March 17 – 18, 2018 –  Starting at 10am

Fee:  Only $160 per team. There will be a maximum of 18 teams. Every team is guaranteed three – 6 end games

On Saturday you will be provided with a continental breakfast, hearty lunch and superb supper…   plus evening entertainment!

On Sunday you will receive a continental breakfast and light lunch. Prizes will be awarded to all four teams in the playoffs

Submit your entry form by  March 1, 2018 (online submissions only)

If you have any questions contact us by email at rachel.kelly@ns.sympatico.ca

Saturday, March 17

St Ann’s Saturday Afternoon Community Hikes

1:00 pm – TBA: For the most up-to-date information, go to the Community Event Sheet Calendar at https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=b2l73jsuoqeivrta5j47v3iul0%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Halifax For more information contact Mary Ann at 929-2472. Loaner snowshoes available from the St. Ann’s Health Centre (Nancy, 929-2745) or the Baddeck Library (902.295.2055) – Victoria County Active Outdoor Gear Loan Program

Sunday, March 18

Sundays on Snow (Ski or Snowshoe)

1:30 pm – on local trails with local guides in Baddeck & Area. Must have own equipment. To find out which trail and be included on the e-mail contact information listing, please contact leader Eileen Woodford by e-mail: ewoodford@ns.sympatico.ca

March 19-22

Community Wellness Room – Baddeck Academy

Monday to Thursday, 6-8 pm (No school, no program: No March 6th)

Leader: Cecil Kerr cecil.kerr@countyvictoria.ns.ca /

Free – Males & Females Ages 16 & up

Wednesday, March 21

Wednesday Night Ceilidh

7:30–9:00 pm at Colaisde na Gàidhlig / The Gaelic College (MacKenzie Hall—parking around back), $10/adult, $5/child. Tea and oatcakes served.

March 23-25

Saturday, March 24

Dennison Road Guided Snowshoe Hike

10 am

Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

6 km snowshoe round trip

Will go to a peak to the old Dennison Farmhouse with spectacular views! Bring Your Camera. Directions: Turn off the TCH 105 Ext 9 and go across the overpass on Margaree road (Turnn right if coming from Sydney-do not cross overpass)). Turn right on the Big Baddeck Road towards Baddeck Forks and travel 5 kms. Dennison Road Trail on the right. Park on the right side of the road. Guided Hike is part of the Hike NS Guided Snowshoe Hiking Series 2018, 2nd Annual Hello Winter Baddeck 2018 and 7th Annual Hike Victoria Snowshoe Fest 2018. Naturally Active for Life Victoria County in Partnership with Hike NS and Hike Victoria. Naturally Active for Life – Victoria County naturallyactiveforlife@countyvictoria.ns.ca

Guided Hike is part of the 7th Annual Hike Victoria Snowshoe Fest 2018 and 2nd Annual Hello Winter Baddeck 2018. Naturally Active for Life – Victoria County naturallyactiveforlife@countyvictoria.ns.ca

Saturday, March 24

Learn to Meditate

Baddeck Library. Meditation can help lower blood pressure and create some calm in our busy lives. Join Scott Noble each week for an hour of meditation, including basic instruction in various techniques. No experience necessary, and all are welcome. 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Saturday, March 24

St Ann’s Saturday Afternoon Community Hikes

1:00 pm – TBA: For the most up-to-date information, go to the Community Event Sheet Calendar at https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=b2l73jsuoqeivrta5j47v3iul0%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Halifax For more information contact Mary Ann at 929-2472. Loaner snowshoes available from the St. Ann’s Health Centre (Nancy, 929-2745) or the Baddeck Library (902.295.2055) – Victoria County Active Outdoor Gear Loan Program

Sunday, March 25

Sundays on Snow (Ski or Snowshoe)

1:30 pm – on local trails with local guides in Baddeck & Area. Must have own equipment. To find out which trail and be included on the e-mail contact information listing, please contact leader Eileen Woodford by e-mail: ewoodford@ns.sympatico.ca

March 26-29

Community Wellness Room – Baddeck Academy

Monday to Thursday, 6-8 pm (No school, no program: No March 6th)

Leader: Cecil Kerr cecil.kerr@countyvictoria.ns.ca /

Free – Males & Females Ages 16 & up

Wednesday, March 28

Wednesday Night Ceilidh

7:30–9:00 pm at Colaisde na Gàidhlig / The Gaelic College (MacKenzie Hall—parking around back), $10/adult, $5/child. Tea and oatcakes served.

March 30-31

Saturday, March 31

St Ann’s Saturday Afternoon Community Hikes

1:00 pm – TBA: For the most up-to-date information, go to the Community Event Sheet Calendar at https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=b2l73jsuoqeivrta5j47v3iul0%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Halifax For more information contact Mary Ann at 929-2472. Loaner snowshoes available from the St. Ann’s Health Centre (Nancy, 929-2745) or the Baddeck Library (902.295.2055) – Victoria County Active Outdoor Gear Loan Program

ACTIVE LIVING

Cross-country Ski in Baddeck & area on Multi-use Groomed SANS (Snowmobile Association of Nova Scotia) Trails by the Crowdis Mountain Snowmobile Club

Cross-country Ski in Baddeck & area

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(As conditions permit!)

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  • Dennison Road Trail (5.2 kms total)

Trail: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1PqBU0aElakIYi7FX8WGsJ0TpOBI&usp=sharing

Directions to Trail:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=156A2I2Fx1RF6_26OK1HFiS9NQ0g&usp=sharing

We request people to donate to the Crowdis Mountain Snowmobile Club. Grooming of these trails is carried out by a team of volunteers and fees collected pays for gas, maintenance, etc.

Memberships are available at the following:

 Morrison Motors

 MacRae’s Esso

 Baddeck Forks

 Baddeck Library

 Inverary Resort

Bell Bay Golf Course

Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvViFhtiy5I

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Bell Bay Golf Club in Baddeck, Victoria County, Nova Scotia has over 7 kms of groomed classic ski trails and snow shoe trails. Everyone is welcome! Enjoy!

If you need equipment (Skis, boots, poles) to ski, the local Baddeck Library has a Victoria County Active Outdoor Gear Loan Program available at no fees (Form must be filled out to loan). It provides FREE (No down payment) access to this equipment. There are adult and children’s skis, boots, and poles.

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/active-outdoor-gear-loan-program/victoria-county-active-outdoor-gear-loan-program/

Skiing in Baddeck & Area is Proudly Supported By Your Municipal Physical Activity Strategy – Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) in Partnership with the Bell Bay Golf Course, the Crowdis Mountain Snowmobile Club, NS Dept of Transportation Infrastructure Renewal, Baddeck & Area Ski Committee & Ski Enthusiasts, Cape Breton Nordic Ski Club, “Hello Winter” Baddeck Event 2017 and local businesses, service providers, hotel accommodations, restaurants, etc. THANK YOU ALL for Contributing!  

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Need Equipment:

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The Cape Breton Regional Library lends out a wide variety of winter equipment in partnership with the Victoria County Active Outdoor Gear Loan Program. It provides FREE access (1 week loan) to this equipment through the Baddeck Library. There is adult and children’s skis, boots, and poles; reflective safety vests; various sizes of ice traction cleats; and snowshoes and walking poles in a variety of sizes available. Your Partners for Your Health: Cape Breton Regional Library, Baddeck Library, Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011), Victoria County and NS Dept Communities, Culture & Heritage

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/active-outdoor-gear-loan-program/victoria-county-active-outdoor-gear-loan-program/

Winter Walking Safety Tips

https://canadasafetycouncil.org/senior-safety/safety-tips-winter-walking

Snowshoe, Ski at the Old Horse Track in Baddeck

If you are looking for a place to Snowshoe, Ski, Hike Walk, or Ski. 1/2 mile track – about 800 meters. Hats Off to All Involved in making this area accessible to the public

http://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/be-active/walking/

“Heritage Way” Community Walking Path – Alderwood

Open to the community. It is maintained during the ‎winter season and is well lit at night! It takes 10 minutes to do 1 lap of the Path and is 1/2 km long or 660 Steps! For further information, please contact Alderwood Rest Home Phone: 902.295.2644

http://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/be-active/walking/

Steve McDermid Memorial Field – Walking Track

Baddeck Academy – Snowshoe, ski, hike or walk all weekend long on the track behind the school (Next to the Brad d’Or Lake)

Baddeck Curling Club

http://baddeckcurlingclub.com/

Bonspiels: http://baddeckcurlingclub.com/#/bonspiels/4532152911

Victoria Highland Civic Centre – Baddeck Arena

Contact: Andrew MacDonald amaccbwest@gmail.com

Campbell St, Baddeck, NS B0E1B0 / ph. 902.295.2292

Rink Schedule: http://victoriahighlandciviccentre.com/

Snowmobiling

Trail Highlights

Maps & directions are available by contacting Todd Garland at 902 295 2503 or by email at mam.tag@ns.sympatico.ca

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Please contact: Darren Baker: W 902-371-2650 or Work 902-295-2174

Snowmobiling in Baddeck, Victoria County

VIDEO – https://vimeo.com/122316745 . Features the Inverary Inn, Baddeck Forks Golf Club and the Annual Ride for Dad Event (in support of prostate cancer). The County of Victoria has more 365 km of groomed snowmobiling trails that lead into Highlands of Cape Breton and connect to Margaree, Cheticamp, Whycocomagh and points beyond.

Cape Breton Highlands Snowmobile Trail Map

http://mappery.com/Cape-Breton-Highlands-Snowmobile-Trail-Map

Snowmobile Safely

Safe Riders Snowmobile Safety Awareness Program at http://www.saferiderssafetyawareness.org/

 

Seniors’ Technology Training

One-on-one, free, customized help for seniors with computers, smart phones, etc. For further information, please contact Kate Oland, Baddeck Library at 902.295.2055

Bras d’Or Yacht Club

http://www.brasdoryachtclub.ca/

1 Jones Street, Baddeck, NS B0E 1B0 – 902-295-2107

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday: 3pm – 7pm

Friday – Saturday: 12pm – 10pm

Sunday: 2pm – 7pm

Please check out their Facebook page for entertainment listings during the off season: www.facebook.com/brasdoryachtclub

Food service available via Stand and Stuff Your Face – check website for times http://www.standandstuffyourface.ca/

Victoria Baddeck Legion

Your Winter Drive “To & From”

G.W. Taxi & Delivery Service

902.295.0085

9:00 am to 10:00 pm – 7 days a week!

Traveler Information

511 Nova Scotia

A Free Traveler Information Service Operated by NS Gov’t Accessed Via Phone, Mobile Device or Computer – http://511.gov.ns.ca/en/

Things to Do

https://www.cbisland.com/things-to-do/?campaign=2017Winter&gclid=CN6iuI2c9NECFcOLswodsUYO_A


Festivals & Events

https://www.cbisland.com/festivals-events/?campaign=2017Winter

While in Baddeck, Join in on the 7th Annual Victoria County Winter Active and Snowshoe Fests 2018

Something for Everyone!

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/events/winter-activefest/

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7th Annual Hike Victoria Snowshoe Fest 2018

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https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/be-active/hiking/hike-victoria-snowshoe-fest-2017/

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Hike Nova Scotia’s 2018 Winter Guided Snowshoe Hike Series

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www.hikenovascotia.ca/projects/guided-hikes/

Baddeck & area Businesses Open During Your Winter Fun Visit

Where to Stay

https://www.cbisland.com/where-to-stay/?campaign=2017Winter

 

Highland View Snowmobile Rentals

Hello Winter Baddeck 2018 Special:

A complete suit rental with a snowmobile rental and if 2 or more sleds are rented together the price will be $200 per sled plus gas & oil and taxes.

Nested in the beauty of the Cape Breton Highlands, Highland View Snowmobile Rentals is located at 1773 Big Baddeck Road, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Just a 10 minute drive from Baddeck and TCH 105.

Highland View Snowmobile Rentals is a family run business that offers complete snowmobile, snowmobile clothing and accessories rentals for the whole family. Whether you are an experienced rider or new to the sport they have the sled for you.

They offer guided tours upon request that are suited for every ability. Located on SANS 780 trail, you can leave from our location and within minutes be heading up to see Cape Bretons hidden treasures, like Cape Clear and Bald Mountain look-offs or even go to Bells lake and see Alexander Graham Bell’s Chimney where his cabin once stood. The snowmobile trail system is very well groomed and signed (all done by local volunteers). Arrangements can also be made to have the snowmobile delivered to your location of choice.

Every driver is familiarized on the snowmobile and is give a trail map and contact numbers. There are a number of cabins, motels, fuel and places to eat along or not far from the trail. Having 12 snowmobiles from 500 fan to 600 liquids, single and 2up machines, we can match snowmobile to your needs.

Snowmobile range from $225 to $250 per day which includes a complete suite and helmet rental. Gas and oil charges are extra. Longer rental rates and group rates are available upon request. Along with the rentals they offer a complete snowmobile repair services, servicing most makes and models. We are also full line dealers for Choko Snowmobile clothing and Amsoil synthetic oils. We are open Wednesday to Sunday, 8am to 8pm, (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays). So come to Cape Breton and see majestic beauty and hospitality we have to offer. Reach them on Facebook or call 902-295-0510 or 902-295-1167.

https://www.facebook.com/Highland-View-Snowmobile-Rentals-123752797658888/

https://www.cbisland.com/things-to-do/highland-view-snowmobile-rentals/

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Baddeck Forks Golf Course – Open for the Winter Snowmobile Season!

https://www.facebook.com/Baddeck-Forks-Golf-Course-152063138150745/?fref=ts

Darren and Loretta Baker will be open for the winter season. Open on Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 8 pm – until the snow melts. Snowmobile to the Highlands and enjoy full restaurant service at Baddeck Forks Golf Club.

 

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Video:

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January 7, 2018 to February 4, 2018

 

We have some amazing winter getaway packages that are sure to wow your family and friends! BOOK TODAY at http://bit.ly/2zZX4NG

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Get Snowed In! Inverary Resort Winter Packages
Come to Baddeck… we make winter fun!

A Snowed In Weekend:

– 2 Nights in a Deluxe Room
– Breakfast for 2 Saturday morning
– Guided Hike or Snowshoe around Baddeck
– Afternoon Bonfire at Inverary
– $50 Credit to our Thistledown Pub
– Brunch for 2 Sunday morning
– Late CheckoutFriday arrivals only, November through April starting at $379 per package
plus taxes, based on double occupancy – Call today to book your Winter Weekend!

Farm to Table Date Night

For something special, join us for one of our exclusive evenings of food and fun! Sit back as our chefs work their magic and create a menu you will dream about all week!
– Incudes Overnight in a Deluxe Room
– Farm to Table Dinner for 2
– Sunday Brunch for 2
– Late CheckoutSelect Saturday arrivals only – starting at $269 per night, plus taxes, based on double occupancy – Call today to inquire!

 

So Much To Do This Winter 2018 in Baddeck and Victoria County: – Nova Scotia’s Outdoor Destination All Seasons:

7th Annual Victoria County Winter ActiveFest 2018 (Est. 2012)

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/events/winter-activefest/

7th Annual Victoria County Snowshoe Fest 2018  (Est. 2012) https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/be-active/hiking/hike-victoria-snowshoe-fest-2017/

Victoria County Active Outdoor Gear Loan Program (Est. 2016https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/active-outdoor-gear-loan-program/victoria-county-active-outdoor-gear-loan-program/

Spectacular Winter Footage: Baddeck & area, Victoria County and Cape Breton Island 

Winter Reel (Credit: Destination Cape Breton):                                            https://novastream.box.com/s/6momofpbz2yvyjypf0ow0e0dugqd5yfc

Snowmobiling (Credit: Municipality of the County of Victoria):

https://vimeo.com/122316745

Ski Cape Smokey (Credit: Municipality of the County of Victoria):

https://vimeo.com/122763399

Snowed In at the Inn (Credit: Inverary Resort)

Cabot Trail, Cape Breton (Credit: Outdoor Enthusiast, Marshall Kaiser):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-dKXxVjvnM

Skyline on the Cabot Trail, Cape Breton (Credit: Outdoor Enthusiast, Marshall Kaiser):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCssSjK8Sps

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUIEPyh5X8I

Cape Breton Island Winter Tourism 6 Minute Video –  (Credit: Destination Cape Breton):

https://vimeo.com/213102057 – (Password: 2017)

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