Victoria County Active Outdoor Gear Loan Program

Loan Agreement for Gear Available at Baddeck Library, North Victoria Library Branch or the Victoria County Bookmobile

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Borrow Gear at Your Local Library in Victoria County!

In partnership with Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011), Victoria County, NS Dept of Communities, Culture & Heritage, Cape Breton Regional Library, Baddeck Library and North Victoria Library Branch. Offers snowshoes and poles, cross country skis and poles, ski boots, walking poles, and ice grips
(Stabil Ice Traction Grips – Sizes: XL, L, M, Small – “Make Everyday Feel Like A Walk in The Park“)!
Check them out FREE for one week at a time with your library card.
Available to all library patrons in Victoria County via Baddeck Branch and the Victoria County Bookmobile. Call 902 295 2055 for information!
The Cape Breton Regional Library is lending out a wide variety of sports equipment in Victoria County in partnership with the Victoria County Active Gear Loan Program.
Available in Victoria County only, this program will provide FREE access to this equipment through the Baddeck and Ingonish Libraries and the Victoria County Bookmobile.
There will be 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.


-20 Series 300 Poles (or Activator) includes duffle bag storage
Great video here for how to adjust and use Walking Poles.
Call Baddeck Library or North Victoria Library Branch (Also available on the bookmobile) to reserve some poles for your next hike or walk-about.
-8 pr cleats, ice stbilicers lite sml
-8 pr cleats, ice stbilicers lite blk med
-8 pr cleats, ice stbilicers lite blk lg
-4 pr cleats, ice stbilicers lite blk xlg
-25 High visibility yellow reflective personal safety vest
-Rossignol EVO First Skis Adult waxless light touring skis with premounted NNN basic bindings available 166, 176, 186, 196
 -Rossignol x2 Boots – mens (size 35-49 or ladies 35-44 with NNN sole
 -Rossignol XT 700 Poles Alloy shaft available in 5 cm increments 130-165
 -12 Additional Rossignol x2 boots & 12 Additional Rossignol alloy poles
 -6 Junior Ski Sets Sizes 140, 150, 160
x1Junior Boot
xt701 Rossignol poles
6 Junior Additional Jr Boots
6 additonal Jr Poles
-12 Youth 17 Garcon
-8 Vintage 7×21 small adult
20 Kids Adjustable Poles UPC
-15 Women Active Winter 8×25
-15 Winter Trail Orange 9×30
30 GV Adjustable Poles 3

Proud Partners for Your Health

-Cape Breton Regional Library

-Baddeck Library

-North Victoria Library Branch

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

-Victoria County

-NS Dept Communities, Culture & Heritage



Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) & our partners recognizes and acknowledges the financial support of the Province of Nova Scotia for this great initiative. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.


Report on Victoria County Active Gear Loan Program 2017: “Hi Vince, I am attaching a copy of the Cape Breton Regional Library’s Report on the Victoria County Active Gear Loan Program for 2017. I think you will be impressed with the numbers and the comments from borrowers” – Erin Phillips, Cape Breton Regional Library (May 2, 2017)

2017 Report: ActiveOutdoorGearLoanProgramReportofVictoriaCounty2017

Some final words from our library users:

* The skis are much better than my abilities 🙂 Lots of fun, though, and good exercise.

* My eight-year-old used them for her first skiing experience and enjoyed it. It tired her out, too!

* Wonderful to borrow! My boys had a great time, and we’re hoping for more snow so we can borrow again.

* This has really changed how I feel about winter. I’m loving it! And if this program hadn’t existed, I never would have tried skiing.

* Good quality snow shoes – nice and light.

*Fantastic idea! Kudos for this wonderful program. I’ve always wanted to get the family into cross country skiing and you made it possible. Looking forward to doing it again. Thanks again. Let it snow!

* Great service to have these snow shoes at the library. Thanks so much and will be looking to borrow these next season.

* I very much enjoyed the shoes and poles. Many wonderful outings!

* I’d recommend anyone to try them, and the service straps are really good (on snow shoes). If I purchase some, I’ll get the same kind.

* Excellent, great idea. Maybe there should be a youth cross country skiing club?

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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