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Hike Victoria Snowshoe Fest 2017

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Hike Victoria Snowshoe Fest 2017

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Over 20 Snowshoe Hikes in Victoria County February 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

Hike NS Winter Guided Snowshoe Hike Series 2017:

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/be-active/hiking/hike-ns/hike-ns-winter-guided-snowshoe-hike-series/

Proudly presented by Hike NS & Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

February 10th

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Snowshoe Walk around Hector’s Point

7:00 pm – For 2017, the Iona Heights Inn & the Highland Village are hosting six separate “Hector’s Point Snowshoe Walks

This will be a 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 reserve on line, and pay at the door cash/debit/credit card. http://www.ionaheightsinn.com/eventing

  • Meet at The Frolic’n Folk Pub just inside the Inn

February 11th

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Uisge Ban Falls Winter Guided Hike

10:00 AM, 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 Hike NS Winter Guided Hikes Snowshoe Series and Victoria County Winter ActiveFest 2017. Further information: Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) – Vince Forrestall @ vince.forrestall@countyvictoria.ns.ca

Meet at the trail head: https://www.google.ca/maps/dir/46.0999169,-60.754676/Uisge+Ban+Falls+Provincial+Park,+N+Branch+Rd,+Baddeck,+NS+B0E+1B0/@46.1513145,-60.8494694,12z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m10!4m9!1m1!4e1!1m5!1m1!1s0x4b67862382c3a683:0xdf32bd4ff614814f!2m2!1d-60.7779041!2d46.2025299!3e0

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

February 11th

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St. Ann’s Community Hike

1:00 p.m. Rear Barrachois, with guide Marcelle. Snowshoes and poles. Meet at the bridge at Rear Barrachois Road (the swimming hole) Level of difficulty, Moderate. For more information contact Mary Ann at 929-2472. Loaner snowshoes available from the Health Centre (Nancy, 929-2745) or Baddeck Library (902-295-2055). Hike is part of the St. Ann’s Saturday Afternoon Community Hikes (Nov-March). 

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/be-active/hiking/st-anns-saturday-afternoon-community-hikes/

February 12

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Sundays on Snow (Ski or Snowshoe)

1:30 pm – on local trails with local guides in Baddeck & Area every Sunday 1:30 pm. This week – Uisge Ban Falls Winter Guided Hike. 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. Must have own equipment. To find out which trail each week and be included on the e-mail contact information listing, please contact leader Eileen Woodford by e-mail: ewoodford@ns.sympatico.ca . Hello Winter Baddeck Event 2017 

Meet at the trail head : https://www.google.ca/maps/dir/46.0999169,-60.754676/Uisge+Ban+Falls+Provincial+Park,+N+Branch+Rd,+Baddeck,+NS+B0E+1B0/@46.1513145,-60.8494694,12z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m10!4m9!1m1!4e1!1m5!1m1!1s0x4b67862382c3a683:0xdf32bd4ff614814f!2m2!1d-60.7779041!2d46.2025299!3e0

February 18

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St. Ann’s Community Hikes

1:00 p.m. North River Trails with guides Harold and Donna. Snowshoes and poles. No guest dogs. Meet at 58 Oregon Road. Level of difficulty, Moderate. For more information contact Mary Ann at 929-2472. Loaner snowshoes available from the Health Centre (Nancy, 929-2745) or Baddeck Library as part of the Victoria County Active Outdoor Gear Loan Program(902-295-2055). Hike is part of the St. Ann’s Saturday Afternoon Community Hikes (Nov-March). 

 February 18

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Washabuck’s Annual Snowshoe Hike 2017

Snowshoe Along the Beautiful Shores of Washabuck. Come out for a fun winter hike with friends and family, enjoy our beautiful scenery and join us in a social afternoon. Start time is 1:00 pm. Light hot lunch to follow after the walk.

Pre-registration is required – contact snowshoeing@washabuck.com , Zina at 902-725-2444, Cheryl at 902-371-0169 or Quentin at 902-725-2852. This event is sponsored by Washabuck Community Centre, and Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) as part of the 6th Annual Victoria County Winter ActiveFest 2017.

 February 19

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Franey Trail Winter Snowshoe Guided Hike 2017

12:00 Noon

Ingonish – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

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

9 kms – 3 to 4 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 3 hours or less. Enjoy a panoramic view of the Clyburn Valley and Middlehead. We will hike 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 2017 and as part of the 6th Annual Victoria county Winter ActiveFest 2017..

Naturally Active for Life Victoria County in Partnership with Hike NS

Vince Forrestall – vince.forrestall@countyvictoria.ns.ca

February 19

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Afternoon Snowshoe in Iona around Hector’s Point

1:00 pm – For 2017, the Iona Heights Inn & the Highland Village are hosting six separate “Hector’s Point Snowshoe Walks”. This will be a 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 reserve on line, and pay at the door cash/debit/credit card. http://www.ionaheightsinn.com/eventing

  • Meet at The Frolic’n Folk Pub just inside the Inn. The snowshoe will be followed by a youth open-mic, starting at 2:00 pm at the inn.

February 25

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Skyline Trail Winter Snowshoe Guided Hike

On the Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park

11:00 AM

Free 7.5 kms, 2 to 3 hours

Moderate The Skyline Trail is located 27 minutes north of Cheticamp on the Cabot Trail 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. Part of the Hike NS Winter Guided Snowshoe Hikes Series 2017 and the 6th Annual Victoria County Winter ActiveFest 2017.

Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011), Vince Forrestall – vince.forrestall@countyvictoria.ns.ca

http://www.naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/events/winter-activefest/

February 25

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St. Ann’s Community Hikes

1:00 pm – Rear Munro’s Point with guides Carmel and John. Snowshoes and poles. Meet at 50402 Rear Munroe’s Point Road (2 km in from the Cabot Trail)

For more information contact Mary Ann at 929-2472. Loaner snowshoes available from the Health Centre (Nancy, 929-2745) or Baddeck Library as part of the Victoria County Active Outdoor Gear Loan Program(902-295-2055). Hike is part of the St. Ann’s Saturday Afternoon Community Hikes (Nov-March).

February 26    

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Smokey Mountain Towers Snowshoe Guided Hike

February 26 1:00 PM

Free 3 kms, 1-1.5 hours

Moderate This trail provides two great panorama views of the North Shore and of Ingonish, Victoria County. Take your camera! You will snowshoe up an old road to both locations. You will pass a few towers along the way. This hike will take place directly across from the Cape Smokey provincial Park. Please park on the top of Smokey the view parking lot. Naturally Active for Life Victoria County & Hike NS in Partnership as part of the Hike NS Snowshoe Winter Guided Hike Series 2017.

Vince Forrestall – vince.forrestall@countyvictoria.ns.ca / http://www.hikenovascotia.ca

March 4

Snowshoe Hike – Central Cape Breton Gets Active 2017

Saturday, March 4th, 11 am: Snowshoe/Hike: Central Cape Breton Gets Active 2017 – Come out for a snowshoe hike in Iona, located along Route 223, Central Cape Breton overlooking the beautiful Bras d’Or Lake on

Be sure to take your camera! Meet at the Iona Port. This is part of the 6th Annual Victoria County Winter ActiveFest 2017 and Hike Nova Scotia events for 2017. Pre-registration is required – contact ccbcvi@gmail.com or Ann Marie at 902-725-2253 or Murdell at 902-725-2348.

Sponsored by Central Cape Breton Community Ventures, Wellness Committee and Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) as part of the 6th Victoria County Winter Activefest 2017.

http://www.centralcapebreton.com/

March 5

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6th Annual Middle River Baddeck Old Time Commute Trek 2017

1:00 PM – Must pre-register at vince.forrestall@countyvictoria.ns.ca

Free – must have own snowshoes (Can loan at Victoria County Libraries -Victoria County Active Outdoor Loan Program). 8.9 km Challenging The trail will include MacMillan Mountain Road to Gillis’s Point Look-off to the Highland Road to the two Churches in Middle River. Chef George Smith will have refreshments following (1.1 kms from trail ending)!

Take the Cabot Trail from the Red Barn. Entry to MacMillan Mountain Rd. is on the right. Park at the end of the road. Part of the Hike NS Winter Guided Snowshoe Hiking Series 2017. Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011); Vince Forrestall – vince.forrestall@countyvictoria.ns.ca

http://www.naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/events/winter-activefest/                                                                  

March 5

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Snowshoe Walk around Hector’s Point

1:00 pm – For 2017, the Iona Heights Inn & the Highland Village are hosting six separate “Hector’s Point Snowshoe Walks”

This will be a 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 reserve on line, and pay at the door cash/debit/credit card. http://www.ionaheightsinn.com/eventing

  • Meet at The Frolic’n Folk Pub just inside the Inn

  March 10

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Snowshoe Walk around Hector’s Point

7:00 pm – For 2017, the Iona Heights Inn & the Highland Village are hosting six separate “Hector’s Point Snowshoe Walks”. This will be a 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 reserve on line, and pay at the door cash/debit/credit card. http://www.ionaheightsinn.com/eventing

  • Meet at The Frolic’n Folk Pub just inside the Inn

 March 13

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Free Guided Snowshoe on Scenic Trails

North Highlands Nordic

1 pm, snowshoes available on site. Proudly supported by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) and is part of the 6th Annual Victoria County Winter ActiveFest 2017

March 18

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(Inverary Resort)

12:30 – 2:30pm

Hike to Uisge Ban Falls with hot chocolate

March 19

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Snowshoe Walk around Hector’s Point

1:00 pm – For 2017, the Iona Heights Inn & the Highland Village are hosting six separate “Hector’s Point Snowshoe Walks”

This will be a 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 reserve on line, and pay at the door cash/debit/credit card. http://www.ionaheightsinn.com/eventing

  • Meet at The Frolic’n Folk Pub just inside the Inn

Cape Breton Highlands National Park

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

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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, 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

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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: 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

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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 (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 you should consider to have with you every time you Hike the 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

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 from 8-11 am every Saturday and Sunday mornings
  • Saturday bonfire at 5pm 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/

Schedule Downloadable for your convenience:

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Hello Winter Baddeck Event 2017

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

Schedule downloadable for your convenience:

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Hello Winter Baddeck Winter Event 2017

Until March 19th, 2017 

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The Beginning & End of the World Famous Cabot Trail

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S C H E D U L E  O F  E V E N T S

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January 21-22

January 21

Dart Tournament

10:30 AM – 11 AM

37 Ross St, Baddeck – Hosted by Victoria Baddeck Legion

Registration 10:30 am – play starts at 11:00 am

2 person teams, $10.00 per player

All welcome – members and guests

Baddeck Forks Opens

Restaurant Hours Saturdays & Sundays 8:00 am to 8:00 pm – Snowmobile to the Highlands and enjoy full restaurant service at Baddeck Forks Golf Club

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.

Mary and James at Chase the Ace

5 PM – 7 PM

Baddeck Legion (Royal Canadian Legion Branch 53)

37 Ross St., Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0

Come on out and win some money, support a good cause, and hear some great music! (Winning of money not guaranteed)

Leonard Matheson Memorial Hockey Tournament

1 – 7:30pm
Victoria Highland Civic Centre

January 22

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

Novice Intermediate Hockey Tourney

Victoria Highland Civic Centre

January 27-29

January 27

Junior Curling

Baddeck Curling Club

January 27

Friday Night Kitchen with Brandon Collier – kitchen open 5-8 pm, music 7-9 pm

Victoria Baddeck Legion

January 27-29

Jackie Macaulay Memorial Hockey Tournament

Victoria Highland Civic Centre

January 28

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

Chase the Ace with Darrell Keigan

– plays 5-7 pm, Kitchen open 4-6 pm and draw is at 6 pm currently at $8,300.00

Victoria Baddeck Legion

Karaoke

10-2 pm, $3 cover

Victoria Baddeck Legion

January 29

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 3-5

February 3

Improv Night!

5:30 p.m. Come out, have fun, and make a total fool of yourself at Baddeck Library’s first Improv Night. No experience necessary! Led by a seasoned community theatre dude. Free event, all welcome. Call 902.295.2055 to register.

Bandit performs

10–2, $7 cover…Victoria Baddeck Legion

February 4

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

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

February 5

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 10-12

February 10

Adult Paint & Sip!

7-10 pm at Baddeck Yacht Club. Only $40 In the spirit of Valentine’s, there will be 2 choices: Tree – write initials or child/children’s names OR Love sign – templates will be provided for the letters. To register, text or call Karen @ 295-0010.

February 11

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Uisge Ban Falls Winter Guided Hike

10:00 AM

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 6th Annual Victoria County Winter ActiveFest 2017 and Hike NS Winter Guided Hikes Snowshoe Series. Further information: Naturally Active for Life Victoria County

Vince Forrestall @ vince.forrestall@countyvictoria.ns.ca

Victoria County Winter ActiveFest (Since 2012)

February 11

“Spread the Love” Valentines Event – Inverary Resort

– Ceilidh in the Pub

– Dinner and dancing at MacAulay Conference Center

– Overnight accommodation and hot breakfast

February 11

Telling Folktales Workshop

1-4 p.m. Join Storyteller-in-Residence and Folklorist, Ronald Labelle for a workshop on folktales and how to tell them. This workshop could appeal to teachers, daycare staff, parents or grandparents, aunts or uncles … anyone who feels they are a storyteller at heart or wants to give it a try! Space is limited. Admission: Free.  Call the Baddeck Library to book your spot 902-295-2055

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

February 12

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Sundays on Snow (Ski or Snowshoe)

1:30 pm Uisge Ban Falls Trail

Free – must have own equipment.

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. To be included on the e-mail contact information listing, please contact leader Eileen Woodford by e-mail: ewoodford@ns.sympatico.ca

February 12

5 – 8 pm … Victoria Legion Baddeck is asking people to bring food donations for the Food Bank and a wrapped gift under $10 for the gift game ….food and music, No Charge – Tracey & Michael Cavanaugh performing – Open to All Ages!

February 18-20

February 18

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Gary W. Ross Memorial Snowmobile Races

8 AM – 6 PM

Middle River, Cape Breton NS

Registration: 8 am-10:30 am

Races start at 12 noon sharp

Admission $5.00 Adult – Under 12 Free

Hourly Door Prizes, Canteen on Site, 50/50 Draw

Dress Warm – Fun for the Whole Family!

February 18

Canvas & Cocktails Painting lessons from a local artist in a social setting!

Learn to paint with Lisa Harrison! For beginners or more advanced! Includes canvas, paint, apron and professional instruction. $35 cash admission at the door. 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Inverary Resort – Cape Breton Resorts

368 Shore Road, Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0

February 19

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 20

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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. As part of the celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, Heritage Day 2017 will recognize the Mi’kmaq culture and the many accomplishments of the Mi’kmaq people.

February 20

L. MacInnis Yoga

Feb. 20th – 9 am Gentle Flow

St. Michael’s Community Hall

Lindsay MacInnis – macinnis.lindsay@gmail.com

February 20

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FREE Family Skate

12 noon to 2:00 pm – skates & helmets available to the rink if needed

Victoria Highland Civic Centre

February 21

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February 24-26

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Silver Dart Curling Bonspiel

Baddeck Curling Club. Contact John MacIntosh @ 902.295.1137

February 24

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Steve MacDermid Memorial Scholarship Family Skate

7:30 – 9 pm, Victoria Highland Civic Centre

February 25-26

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Steve MacDermid Memorial Scholarship Hockey Tournament

Victoria Highland Civic Centre – If you register before Jan. 31st, registration is only $40. After that the cost increases to $50. Send an email to register. stevemacdermidmemorial@gmail.com

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

February 26

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 3-5

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March 3-5

SNS Ride for the Cure (SRFD 2017 – Nova Scotia)

Inverary Resort – Baddeck, Cape Breton Island.

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!

March 4

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

March 5

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6th Annual Middle River Baddeck Old Time Commute Trek

1:00 PM – Must pre-register at vince.forrestall@countyvictoria.ns.ca

Free – Must have own snowshoes

8.9 km Challenging hike. The trail includes MacMillan Mountain Road to Gillis’s Point Look-off to the Highland Road to the two Churches in Middle River and concludes with a lunch with Local Chef George Smith immediately following.

Take the Cabot Trail from the Red Barn. Entry to MacMillan Mountain Rd. is on the right. Park at the end of the road. Part of the 6th Annual Victoria County Winter ActiveFest 2017.

For further information: Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011). Vince Forrestall vince.forrestall@countyvictoria.ns.ca

Victoria County Winter ActiveFest (Since 2012)

March 11-12

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March 11-12

17th Annual Ladies Blarney Stone Curling Bonspiel

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

Baddeck Curling Club

Starting at 9am

Fee: $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 six teams in the playoffs

Click here (http://baddeckcurlingclub.com/#/blarney-entry-form/4532644789) to submit your entry form by March 1, 2017 (online submissions only)

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

March 11

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

March 11

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Women’s Day Celebration

10 am – 4 pm (drop-in): Baddeck Library. Details TBA.

March 12

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 16-19

March Break for Adults at the Inverary Resort

Thursday, March 16

•5-9pm – Dinner in Thistledown

•8-11pm – Movie Night with popcorn and soda

Friday, March 17

•8-11am – Breakfast

•All Day – Indoor Pool, Sauna and Outdoor Hot Tub

•12:30-2:30pm – Walking Photo Tour of Baddeck

•3-5pm – Wine and Cheese with Devonian Coast Wineries

•5-9pm – Dinner in Thistledown at your leisure

•6-9pm – Ceilidh in the Pub

Saturday, March 18

•8-11am – Breakfast

•All Day – Indoor Pool, Sauna and Outdoor Hot Tub

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•12:30-2:30pm – Hike to Uisge Ban Falls with hot chocolate

•3-5pm – Canvas and Cocktails with Lisa Harrison

•5-9pm – Dinner in Thistledown at your leisure

•6-9pm – Ceilidh in the Pub

Sunday, March 19

•8-11am – Breakfast

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Canvas and Cocktails – Painting lessons from a local artist in a social setting!

Learn to paint with Lisa Harrison! For beginners or more advanced! Includes canvas, paint, apron & professional instruction. All supplies provided with a cash bar available. $35 cash admission at the door, 3 pm – 5 pm,

Inverary Resort – Cape Breton Resorts

368 Shore Road, Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0

March 18

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

March 19

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

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

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Baddeck Forks Golf Course

Open for the Winter Snowmobile Season!

Darren and Loretta Baker opened for the winter season on January 21st. 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.

Regular Operations at Inverary Resort

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 6-9pm

•Hot breakfast from 8-11am every Saturday and Sunday mornings

•Saturday bonfire at 5pm every week

•Snowshoes available for use at any time

•Indoor pool, sauna and hot tub open 8am-8pm, plus NEW Outdoor Hot Tub

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Cross-country Ski on Groomed Trails in Baddeck & Area

(Conditions permitting!)

Cross-country ski in Baddeck & area on multi-use groomed SANS (Snowmobile Association of Nova Scotia) trails by the Crowdis Mountain Snowmobile Club.

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Ski on the following Trails:

  • Dennison Road Trail (5.2 kms total)
  • Bell Bay Golf Course

 A family membership of only $20 is encouraged for the 2017 season in support of the grooming by the Crowdis Mountain Snowmobile Club. Memberships are available at Morrison Motors, MacRae’s Esso, Baddeck Forks, Inverary Resort, Mackenzie Motors (Middle River) and also at the Baddeck Library.

Need Equipment

Active Outdoor Gear Loan Available at Baddeck Library

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 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

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

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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/

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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)

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Baddeck Curling Club

http://baddeckcurlingclub.com/

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

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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/

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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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https://www.facebook.com/groups/40584807134/

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.

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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/

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Highland View Snowmobile Rentals

Baddeck Winter Event 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/

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

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Bras d’Or Yacht Club

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

Winter Hours of Operation:

Lounge Hours

Mon – Thurs           4-7 pm

Fri                             4-11 pm

Sat                             11 am – 11 pm

Sun                            2-7 pm

Feb 3 & 17, March 3, 17, & 31, April 21 – “Foodie Friday” with Live Entertainment

Foodie Friday” 4 – 7 PM (for info call 902-304-7103)

& Live Entertainment 6 – 9 PM

Sharon A. McIntyre – Manager, Bras d’Or Yacht Club

brasdoryacht@gmail.com

Stand & Stuff Your Face (Food Service) at the Yacht Club

Tues – Sat, 11:30 am – 7 pm

Eat in or take out

902-304-7103

Your Winter Drive “To & From”

G.W. Taxi & Delivery Service

902.295.0085

9:00 am to 10:00 pm – 7 days a week!

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

Festivals & Events

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

Join us for our 6th Annual Victoria County

Winter ActiveFest 2017

Something for Everyone!

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

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Schedule downloadable for your convenience:

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For all the latest details, updates and schedule of events, please visit us on-line:

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/events/winter-activefest/baddeck-winter-event-2017/

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