Victoria County Events 2016-17

2016-17: Victoria County, Cape Breton NS Events Calendar


Special Events 2016 at a Glance


28-29 Cabot Trail Relay race


9 Hike a Trail. Plant a Tree. Save a Forest! Skyline trail

18 New Geocache launch Ingonish Beach soccer field

25 Bicycle Rodeo (Rain date Jun. 26) La Rigouèche day use area

25 Englishtown MusselFest 2016

5th Annual Victoria County Canada Day Physical Activity Challenge 2016

26 Ingonish Triathlon


1 Canada Day Ingonish, Baddeck, Bay St Lawrence

1  5th Annual Victoria County Canada Day Physical Activity Challenge 2016 Continued

2-8 KitchenFest!

4 FestiVille Baddeck on Chebucto St. For more information, visit

16 Parks Day Teddy Bears’ Picnic Ingonish Beach soccer field

16 Three Peaks Challenge (Sold Out!)

16-17 Learn-to-Camp Ingonish Beach Campground

19 Live! At the Park – concert Chéticamp Visitor Centre

20 Coastal Life Discovery Program Clyburn Brook estuary


8       FestiVille Baddeck on Chebucto St. For more information, visit

8-12 Junior Naturalist Day Camp Black Brook Beach

8-15 Nikani Awtiken Mi’kmaq Youth Camp

12 Star-gazing and Meteor Showers Black Brook Beach

13 Star-gazing and Meteor Showers La Bloc

18 Coastal Life Discovery Program Neils Brook estuary


1  FestiVille Baddeck on Chebucto St. For more information, visit

3,10,17,24 Seedling Saturdays – Hike a Trail. Plant a Tree. Save a Forest! Skyline trail

9-18 Hike the Highlands Festival

21 National Tree Day


7-15 Celtic Colours International Festival

9 Celtic Colours Pumpkin Carving La Rigouèche

9 Celtic Colours Pumpkin Carving Warren Lake

10 Celtic Colours Guided Hike Corney Brook trail

11 Celtic Colours Guided Hike Acadian trail

12 Celtic Colours Guided Hike Mica Hill trail

13 Celtic Colours Guided Hike Franey trail

14 Celtic Colours Guided Hike Warren Lake trail

13-16 Huckle Buckle Festival Ingonish

15-30   5th Annual Victoria County Fall Harvest ActiveFest 2016

Schedule subject to change. For a complete list of local festivals, music, shows and events, visit park visitor centres,,,, or





Sensational Live Entertainment Line-Up

August 8, 6 PM – 9 PM

Baddeck, Nova Scotia

August 1, 2016 – Baddeck, NS – An exciting line-up of live entertainment has been confirmed for the FestiVille Baddeck event taking place August 8! The action will take place on Chebucto Street (closed for the occasion) from 6 PM – 9 PM.  ADMISSION IS FREE – everyone welcome!

The Line-Up:

  • Colin Grant Trio
  • Jason Blynn
  • Cyril MacPhee
  • The End Notes (acoustic barbershop choir)
  • Take Note Drummers
  • Sara Doran Dancers
  • Minuet Charron (dancer/performing artist)
  • The Buskers
  • Allie MacInnis (Town Crier)

Don’t miss these fantastic performers! 

Volunteers – The event is completely planned and run by volunteers from the Baddeck community and beyond. There are a number of volunteer roles currently available.  Any individuals or groups interested in volunteer opportunities should contact Volunteers each receive a free FestiVille Baddeck t-shirt!

Vendors – If you would like to become a vendor, we would love you to join us! The fee is only $50, and includes the use of a table at the site.  Please contact to confirm your spot!

For more information about how to get involved, or to learn more about this initiative, visit the website at – or e-mail

Festiville Baddeck Sponsors:

Co-Presenting Sponsors

Antigonish Farmers’ Mutual Insurance Company

MacIntyre Chevrolet Cadillac Ltd.

Official Sponsors

101.5 The Hawk Radio

Arlie’s Gifts

Alexander Graham Bell Museum
Bad Cam Properties Ltd.
Baddeck Building Supplies
Baddeck Dental Clinic
Bell Buoy Restaurant
Bell View Luxury Suites
Betty & Henry Muggah
Blue Nova
Boudrot Rodgers Law
Cabot Trail Motel
Captain Caper’s Fish & Chips
Clark Blynn
Donna and Vaughn Campbell
Dr. Roya Murray Cosmetic Medicine
Dr. Stuart MacDonald Dental Clinic
East Coast Credit Union
Elliott Fraser
Harvey Realties Ltd.
Inverary Resort
LM Landscaping
Lynwood Inn
Naturally Active for Life Victoria County
Prentice Holdings Ltd.
Proof Positive Coins Ltd. Royal Bank of Canada
Seaside Communications
Silver Dart Lodge Baddeck
Steven Goldthwaite
Stone’s Pharmasave
Telegraph House & Motel
The Outdoor Store
Two Buoys Home & Gifts
Wong’s Bras d’Or House Family Restaurant


Adrian White
Barra Construction

Bean There Cafe

Brenda & Andy Emanuel

Clark Blynn
D Mac Construction
Dr. Chow
Dr. Genge
DW Matheson & Sons

Dora Construction

Ed Carey

Gillis Truckway

Island Insurance

Jamie & Katie Fagan

Janet Blynn

Keith & Gail MacLeod

Keith & Maureen MacLeod

Lions Club
Martin & Beverly Myers
Municipality of Victoria County
Naturally Active for Life Victoria County


Our Seaside Home & Décor
Pam Eyking
Rare Earth Ventures
Rollie Thornhill

Royal Canadian Legion

SJ MacRae & Sons

The Yellow Cello

Three Doors Down
Tim Horton’s
Victoria Standard

Wendy Burns Morrison

About the Festiville Baddeck Committee:  The Festiville Baddeck committee is made up of the following members:

  • Denise Mulley – Bell View Luxury Suites
  • Iris Kedmi – Bee Happy Farm
  • Kevin Naddaf – Two Buoys Home and Gifts
  • Rosalie Pino – The Outdoor Store
  • Steve Goldthwaite – Bone Island
  • Tracey Campbell – Cape Breton Resorts

About Baddeck, NS:

Baddeck is situated in the heart of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. It is considered to be the beginning and end of the world famous Cabot Trail. Stretching along the shores of the beautiful Bras d’Or Lakes, Baddeck is a bustling village that maintains its essence as a quaint community.

Baddeck has something for every traveller. From spas, fine dining, and 5-star accommodations to hiking, sailing, and camping, the Village will delight you with its unique character.  Exquisite food can be found in the many restaurants offering everything from our world famous lobster to a steaming cup of seafood chowder or homemade baked goods.  Enjoy a unique shopping experience while exploring our shops, boutiques, galleries, and much, much more.

While visiting Baddeck, take advantage of our many leisure activities, including a visit the Alexander Graham Bell Museum, sailing and boating, golfing, hiking, sightseeing and more. Spend your evenings enjoying local entertainment at ceilidhs, and concerts offered at many venues in town.

Tracey Campbell – 902-295-0717

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