2nd Annual Hello Winter Baddeck 2018

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

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

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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January 5-7, 2018

January 5

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: Jan. 5th – Richard Schaller

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January 6

Bras d’Or Lakes Stick Spiel

Baddeck Curling Club

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

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 7

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January 12-14

January 12

Chase the Ace every Friday at the 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: Jan. 12th Brock & Lee

Jan. 12th – Karaoke 10pm-2am $3 cover 

Saturday, January 13 

Educational Hike

On behalf of Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011), local guide and farmer, Iris Kedmi, will lead an educational hike. She will instruct on the identification of winter trees, after which the group will make tea from the foraged ingredients. Hikers will meet at the Baddeck Forks Hall at noon. Kids are welcome to join. Snowshoes are recommended, if equipment is required, go to: http://tiny.cc/kq7opy (Please note: Library closed Sundays & Mondays). Dress for the weather, ideally in layers, and bring water and hiking snacks. The hike will wrap up around 1:30pm. The hike is followed the closed following event for area farmers (beginning at 1:45pm):

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

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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.

January 13

Victoria legion

Middle River Band 10pm-2am $7 cover
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January 14

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January 19-21

January 19

Chase the Ace every Friday 

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: Jan. 19th Robbie Simms,
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Bantam “C” Hockey Tournament (Tentative)

Victoria Highland Civic Centre (Baddeck Rink)

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

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.

 

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.

January 21

InveraryResortSundayBrunch2018

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January 23-25

Silver Dart Bonspiel

Baddeck Curling Club

For further information, please contact John MacIntosh – 902.295.1137

January 26-28

January 26

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: Jan. 26th Mike Cavanaugh

January 26-28

Jackie Macaulay Memorial Hockey Tournament

Victoria Highland Civic Centre (Baddeck Rink)

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

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

January 28

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February 2-4

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)

 

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

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

February 4

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February 9-11

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

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

February 10

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February 16-18

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

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.

February 19

Baddeck Celebrates Heritage Day 2018

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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 events are free except where noted. We will be accepting food donations for our local food bank which can be dropped off at St Michael’s Hall.

 

February 23-25

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

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

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

March 2-4

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March 3, 2018 

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! 

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

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

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 9-11

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

 

March 16-18

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

March 23-25

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

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

March 30-31

March 31, 2018

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

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/facilities/cross-country-ski-in-baddeck-area-on-multi-use-groomed-trails/

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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:

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  • Bell Bay Golf Course

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

A family membership of only $20 for the 2018 season must be purchased to access the trail in support of the grooming by the Crowdis Mountain Snowmobile Club

Memberships are available at the following:

  • Morrison Motors
  • MacRae’s Esso
  • Baddeck Forks
  • Baddeck Library
  • Inverary Resort

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:

Victoria County Active Outdoor Gear Loan 

at Baddeck Library

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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 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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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

https://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

https://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/

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/

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/

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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

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

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

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Where to Stay

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

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Festivals & Events

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

While in Baddeck, Join us for our 7th Annual Victoria County Winter ActiveFest 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/

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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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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!

Spectacular Winter Footage

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)

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/

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

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