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14 Places To Rent Snowshoes On Cape Breton Island
Want to try snowshoeing but don’t want to commit to purchasing a pair? Borrow a set from one of these many locations around the island and take part in the fun! You never know-this may just become your new favourite winter activity.
Come test out some winter activity equipment, thanks to the Inverness County Recreation/Tourism Department. They have skis, snowshoes, and walking poles available on a rental basis. If you are a school group, organization, or just want to rent a set for an enjoyable day outdoors give them a call at 902-787-3508.
Skis and Snowshoes can be rented Monday – Friday from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm.
The CBRM has 20 pairs of adult and young adult size snowshoes available, as well as 40 pairs of snow cleats, and 10 pairs of trekking poles. So what are you waiting for! Give Ashley Eisan a call, 902-563-5244.
The McConnell Library has a whopping 47 pairs of snowshoes and poles of various sizes. All equipment housed at McConnell Library in Sydney but can be picked up at any CB County library branch. Phone 902-562-3161 for details or place a hold online.
*Please Note: Borrowers: -must have a valid Cape Breton Regional Library card may borrow up to three pairs per library card at one time -can borrow free of charge for up to 1 week*
Snowshoe Packages Starting at $109
You’ll find the Escape Outdoors store in North Sydney. They have 12 adult pairs of snowshoes available to rent and 4 youth/kids pairs. The cost is $10 a day and $15 a weekend with a $20 deposit. Poles are an additional $2 a day.
Richmond County has purchased a number of snowshoes with poles, cross-country skis, and ice grippers that they will be renting out. The cost to rent a pair of snowshoes is just $1 a day, and they can be rented for a maximum of one week. For more information please call 902-226-2400.
After almost thirty-five years we, the members of North Highlands Nordic believe that the time is right to have a stand-alone facility dedicated to cross country skiing and snowshoeing in northern Cape Breton – and we couldn’t be more excited! Head to Cape North this winter and rent a pair of snowshoes for the whole family.
14. Town of Port Hawkesbury
The Town of Port Hawkesbury invites residents and guests to stay active this winter season with their free equipment loan program. Here you can borrow a pair of snowshoes and spend the afternoon hiking the Strait Area Trails. So what are you waiting for?
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