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Cape Breton Connect.ca Launched June 16, 2017


The Direct Route to information about Active Living on Cape Breton, Nova Scotia – This is the starting point for families to find physical activity, recreation and sport activities in Victoria County, Inverness, Richmond,  Port Hawkesbury, CBRM and Mi’Kmaw Communities throughout Cape Breton Island #TheDirectRoute

Great initiative of the Cape Breton Connect Partnership! – Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) A Proud Partner of the Cape Breton Connect Partnership which includes Cape Breton’s 5 Municipalities and Mi’Kmaw Communities, NS Department of Communities Culture & Heritage and Sport NS




Great to have Victoria County Resident Eliot Frosst , VCAN-Victoria County Action Network Implementation Team Member of the Municipal Physical Activity Strategy (Naturally Active for Life Victoria County) speak at the Cape Breton Connect.ca Launch June 16, 2017. Great job Eliot, Thank you for all you have done the past 6 years benefiting residents + visitors! Also,

A Big Thank You to Victoria County Warden Bruce Morrison and Madeline Harvey, National Historic Site and Visitor Experience Manager,  Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site / Parks Canada who were in attendance for the launch at the MacConnell Library in Sydney, Cape Breton!

Cape Breton Connect http://capebretonconnect.ca/ & NS Connect http://www.recreationns.ns.ca/ns-connect/

A collaborative initiative, supported by several partners who are working to create The Direct Route of comprehensive on-line directory of active living opportunities for residents and visitors. The goal of this initiative is to make it easier and more convenient to find out what is going on in Victoria County, Wagmatcook First Nation and across Cape Breton Island.

Cape Breton Connect allows residents & visitors to have access to information on recreation, sport & physical activity at their fingertips!

  • Partners for Your Health

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

-Victoria County

-NS Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage


-Town of Port Hawkesbury

-Municipalities of the County of Victoria Inverness and Richmond County

-Mi’Kmaw Communities in Cape Breton

Sport NS


Cape Breton Connect Factsheet:



  1. Cape Breton Connect is an online database that contains all recreation and sport opportunities in Cape Breton. It is the direct route to information about trails, summer programs, sports, arts and culture and events.
  2.  Cape Breton Connect is managed by a management team that includes representatives from Port Hawkesbury, Richmond County, Potlotek First Nation, Eskasoni First Nation, Membertou First Nation, CBRM, Victoria County, Wagmatcook First Nation, Waycobah First Nation, Inverness County, Sport Nova Scotia and the NS Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage.
  3.  Cape Breton Connect is a part of the Nova Scotia Connect system. Nova Scotia Connect includes databases for 5 regions in the province – Cape Breton, Highland, Fundy, Annapolis Valley and South Shore.
  4.  There are approximately 1000 records presently in the Cape Breton Connect database. Approximately 130 of these records are Mi’kmaw community records.
  5.  Any member of the public can suggest changes to records or suggest new records directly through the system. In this way, we can ensure that the records are as up to date as possible.
  6.  Cape Breton Connect officially launched in June of 2017, after being in development for 2 years. Highland Connect was the first Connect system in the province. It began in 2012.
  7.  Cape Breton Connect has buttons on the main page that take the user directly to all trails, summer programs, community sports, arts and culture and funding opportunities. There is also a button for accessible opportunities in the region.
  8.  The user can choose to search by keyword or browse by category on Cape Breton Connect. The user can specify the geographic area they wish to search.
  9.  There is a map at the bottom of the Cape Breton Connect webpage that links to the other Connect databases in the province. There is also an option to search all of Nova Scotia through the Nova Scotia Connect system.

For further information (Victoria Residents and Visitors Only), please contact: Vince Forrestall , Physical Activity Strategy Coordinator, E-mail: vince.forrestall@countyvictoria.ns.ca / Tel: 902.295.3661 / Fax: 902.295.1864