Cross-country Ski in Baddeck & area on Multi-use Groomed Trails

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(Coming Soon! – as conditions permit!)

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Coming Soon! – Cross-country ski in Baddeck & area on Multi-use Groomed SANS (Snowmobile Association of Nova Scotia) trails by the Crowdis Mountain Snowmobile Club

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  • Dennison Road Trail (5.2 kms total) – TBA-Watch for further details as they become available/finalized)

Trail: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1PqBU0aElakIYi7FX8WGsJ0TpOBI&usp=sharing

Directions to Trail:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=156A2I2Fx1RF6_26OK1HFiS9NQ0g&usp=sharing

  • Bell Bay Golf Course (TBA-Watch for further details as they become available/finalized)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvViFhtiy5I

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 is encouraged for the 2017 season 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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Winter beauty abounds in the Village of Baddeck. Be sure to try skiing (See above), 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

Services, Businesses, Accommodations Open, etc.

Where to Stay

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

Regular Operations at Inverary Resort

http://capebretonresorts.com/our-resorts/inverary-resort/activities

  • Hotel rooms and meeting spaces available 7 days a week, 12 months a year
  • Thistledown Pub open Friday and Saturday from 5-9pm with Live music from 6-9 pm
  • Hot breakfast from 8-11 am every Saturday and Sunday mornings
  • Saturday bonfire at 5pm every week
  • Snowshoes available for use at any time
  • Indoor pool, sauna and hot tub open 8am-8pm, plus NEW Outdoor Hot Tub

March 16-19 (Inverary Resort)

  • March Break for Adults – Inverary Resort

Thursday, March 16

5-9pm – Dinner in Thistledown

8-11pm – Movie Night with popcorn and soda

Friday, March 17

8-11am – Breakfast

All Day – Indoor Pool, Sauna and Outdoor Hot Tub

12:30-2:30pm – Walking Photo Tour of Baddeck

3-5pm – Wine and Cheese with Devonian Coast Wineries

5-9pm – Dinner in Thistledown at your leisure

6-9pm – Ceilidh in the Pub

Saturday, March 18

8-11am – Breakfast

All Day – Indoor Pool, Sauna and Outdoor Hot Tub

12:30-2:30pm – Hike to Uisge Ban Falls with hot chocolate

3-5pm – Canvas and Cocktails with Lisa Harrison

5-9pm – Dinner in Thistledown at your leisure

6-9pm – Ceilidh in the Pub

Sunday, March 19

8-11am – Breakfast

Events

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

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“Hello Winter” Baddeck Event 2017

Downloadable schedule for your convenience:

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https://www.cbisland.com/festivals-events/baddeck-winter-events/

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/events/winter-activefest/baddeck-winter-event-2017/

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Schedule downloadable for your convenience:

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What to Do

https://www.cbisland.com/things-to-do/?campaign=2017Winter&gclid=CISY3t3k8dECFYiCswod9tAMUg

Baddeck Forks Golf Course

Open for the winter snowmobile season. Darren and Loretta Baker opened for the winter season on January 21st. 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.

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

Feb 3 & 17, March 3, 17, & 31, April 21 – “Foodie Friday” with Live Entertainment

Foodie Friday” 4 – 7 PM (for info call 902-304-7103)

& Live Entertainment 6 – 9 PM

Sharon A. McIntyre – 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!

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/

Baddeck Curling Club

http://baddeckcurlingclub.com/

Bonspiels: http://baddeckcurlingclub.com/#/bonspiels/4532152911

“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!

89 Alderwood Lane in Baddeck NS – For further information, please contact Alderwood Rest Home Phone: 902.295.2644

https://naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/be-active/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/

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)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/40584807134/

Contact: Darren Baker: W 902-295-2650, H 902-295-2174

Trail Highlights:

Maps and directions are available by contacting Todd Garland at 902 295 2503 or by email at mam.tag@ns.sympatico.ca

Highland View Snowmobile Rentals

“Baddeck Winter Special” (Jan to March 2017)

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/

https://www.cbisland.com/things-to-do/highland-view-snowmobile-rentals/

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’s stunning wintry landscapes, courtesy of Gary Brinton. VIDEO:

https://www.facebook.com/CBCNovaScotia/videos/10155154266381842/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE

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/

Winter Walking Safety Tips

https://canadasafetycouncil.org/senior-safety/safety-tips-winter-walking

Traveler Information – Accommodations

511 Nova Scotia

A Free Traveler Information Service Operated by NS Gov’t Accessed Via Phone, Mobile Device or Computer

http://511.gov.ns.ca/en/

Regular Operations at Inverary Resort

http://capebretonresorts.com/our-resorts/inverary-resort/activities

  • Hotel rooms and meeting spaces available 7 days a week, 12 months a year
  • Thistledown Pub open Friday and Saturday from 5-9pm with Live music from 6-9 pm
  • Hot breakfast from 8-11 am every Saturday and Sunday mornings
  • Saturday bonfire at 5pm every week
  • Snowshoes available for use at any time
  • Indoor pool, sauna and hot tub open 8am-8pm, plus NEW Outdoor Hot Tub

CAPE NORTH & DINGWALL: Area code is 902

 Channel Breezes B & B, Dingwall  902-285-0650
 Inlet B & B, Dingwall  902-383-2112

NEIL’S HARBOUR & WHITE POINT:

Backcove Cottages 902-336-2812
Oceanview Cottage (3 bedrooms) 902-336-2212

INGONISH:

Knotty Pine Cottages   (housekeepng)                        1-800-455-2058

Castle Rock Country Inn   (B&B)                                 902-285-2700

Driving times from:

Dingwall 5 minutes
Neil’s Harbour 15 minutes
North Ingonish 30 minutes
Ingonish Ferry 40 minutes
Pleasant Bay 25 minutes
Cheticamp 1 hour

See Doers & Dreamers for more info on these accommodations.

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

Festivals & Events – https://www.cbisland.com/festivals-events/?campaign=2017Winter

Things to Do – https://www.cbisland.com/things-to-do/?campaign=2017Winter&gclid=CN6iuI2c9NECFcOLswodsUYO_A

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