Victoria County is NS Outdoor Destination when it comes to the natural environment and abundance of trails to hike benefiting residents & visitors to be physical active and socializing in pairs or as a group for wildlife safety aspect
Residents & visitors are encouraged to enjoy being naturally active for life on our great natural environment on the many vast trails we have in Victoria County…a lot advertised & promoted, but a lot of hidden gems that locals lead! If you are physical active on the trails in Victoria County, if it’s a peak, waterfall or other stunning scenery must “Earn Your Views”
Hike Victoria Scenic Hiking Routes Trails Map
Cabot Trail Outdoor Adventures – Hiking
Paradise is Just a Hike Away – Video
Cape Breton Highlands National Park Hiking Trails
Range from easy strolls to challenging climbs with panoramic views of canyons, highlands and seacoasts. The trails provide a chance to intimately explore the complex habitat of northern Cape Breton Island. Nature doesn’t end at the park’s boundaries. Many surrounding areas boast equally breathtaking trails
October 2017 – Celtic Colours Community Events, Outdoors (Hikes):
Cape Breton Island Hoppers (CBIH)
Enjoy Ingonish River – Kalapa Valley Trail
Anybody who enjoys snowshoeing and cross country 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.
Hiking 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. *Remember BAM if you see wildlife in your active adventures: B – back away A – act big M – move away.
5.First Aid Kit
Destination Cape Breton Website
Has a list of hikes, many of which are in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park: http://cbisland.com/experiences/outdoor-adventure/hiking
Hike Cape Breton
Dedicated to the Hiking Trails of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia – http://www.moosebait.com/
Hiking Trails of Cape Breton Island
Cape St Lawrence
Located on the northern tip of Cape Breton Island.
The Nova Scotia Trails Federation (NS Trails)
A non profit organization that represents the interests of trail users and volunteer community-based recreational trail groups in Nova Scotia. NS Trails supports the work of community groups in the planning, building, maintenance and management stages of recreational trails. As the provincial trail organization, the primary goals of NS Trails are to promote the development and responsible use of recreational trails for the benefit and enjoyment of all Nova Scotian’s and visitors to our province.
Your Trail, Your Journey: TransCanada Trail
Cape Breton Highlands Snowmobile Trail Map
2013 Snowmobile Association of Nova Scotia (SANS) Mapping Project summary
Crowdis Mountain Snowmobile Club
Invites you to enjoy the trails in Victoria County. Check out their website for upcoming events: http://www.crowdismountainclub.com
11 Tips for Better Hiker Fitness
Being prepared for spring hiking especially in the Highlands of Cape Breton. They are:
1) Expect snow in May on trails,
2) expect high streams and difficult wet crossings.
3) Use hiking or trekking poles for balance and stability.
4) Wear gaiters and waterproof hiking boots to keep yourself dry.
5) Bring extra layers as well socks
6) Always hike with friends in the spring. You never know when you will need their help.
7) Allow extra time when hiking in spring – going thru snow, crossing wet streams and leave your itinerary with a friend or family member.
8) Take extra water and snacks as you work harder in spring hiking.
9) Take your camera as you get some interesting shots.
10) Share your information with other hikers on the trail you hiked to help them get better prepare for their hike.
Hiking In Hot Weather
Heat exhaustion and heat stroke when hiking in hot weather. Hiking in 20 plus degrees can take in toll and hikers must take enough water (2 bottles) and food with them on each mountain. High energy drinks like gatorade and powerade zero contain electrolytes often needed in hot days and strenous exercise. Rest, drink additonal water and snack. On hot days wear a hat and sunglasses and use sunscreen.
HIKE NS Winter Guided Snowshoe Hikes Held in Victoria County 2016
Hike Nova Scotia & 26 host organizations (Including Naturally Active Victoria County & Hike The Highlands) across Nova Scotia partnered to offer Winter Guided Snowshoe Hike Series in January, February & March 2016. There were over 50 hikes led by local folks and participants qualified to win “trail prizes.” Most hikes were free unless otherwise indicated in the schedule.