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Alpine and Nordic

Cape Breton Island has a wealth of skiing facilities and trails that will appeal to downhill, cross-country, backcountry and even telemark skiers. Ski equipment rentals are available in various locations.

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Skiing Rentals

North Highlands Nordic Cross-Country Ski Facility

Region: Cabot Trail Community: Cape North

North Highlands Nordic, situated on the Cabot Trail near the northern tip of Cape Breton, is a premier winter destination for cross country ski and snow shoe enthusiasts. A network of approximately 12...

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Richmond County Winter Gear Lending Program

Region: Fleur-De-Lis, Marconi Trail, Metro CB Community: Arichat

The Municipality of the County of Richmond has snowshoes and cross country skis to rent, free of charge, during the winter months. Equipment is located at both the library in Petit de Grat (3435 Highw...

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Baddeck Library Lending Program

Region: Cabot Trail Community: Baddeck

The Victoria County Active Gear Loan Program in partnership with Naturally Active Victoria County, Nova Scotia Communities, Culture and Heritage, and Cape Breton Regional Library offers a variety of r...

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Cape Breton Regional Library Lending Program

Region: Fleur-De-Lis, Marconi Trail, Metro CB Community: Sydney

The following equipment is available at McConnell Library in Sydney: Snowshoes (children’s and adult sizes) Trekking Poles (for hiking and snowshoeing). These can be borrowed free of charge for one ...

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Field Stone Garden Guest Home

Region: Cabot Trail Community: Indian Brook

Our guest cottage is Centrally Located on the Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia on 70 acres of wood land. The two-story attached house-keeping cottage has a private entrance w/ a screened-i...

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Iona Heights Inn

Region: Bras d'Or Lake Scenic Drive Community: Iona

Situated alongside the beautiful Bras d'Or Lake, we are centrally located, & close to all of the Islands attractions. On site you'll find things like Jill's Chocolate Cafe, The Little Dipper Boutique ...

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Ski Ben Eoin

Region: Bras d'Or Lake Scenic Drive Community: Ben Eoin

Ski Ben Eoin has been providing our community with quality family entertainment, Sport and physical activity for 50 years. Ben Eoin is a 20 minute drive from Sydney and is on the Bras D'Or Lakes. Ther...

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Ski Tuonela Equipment Rentals

Region: Cabot Trail Community: Baddeck

Ski Tuonela is the Maritimes only serviced Telemark ski area located at the foot of the Cape Breton Highlands in a Boreal forest setting. The Wilderness Ski Village is an easy 4 km. ski-in from our pa...

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Winter Gear Rentals- Inverness County

Region: Ceilidh Trail Community: Inverness

The Inverness County Recreation/Tourism Department has skiis, snowshoes and walking poles available on a rental basis. If you are school group, organization or just want to rent a set for an enjoyable...

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