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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 ...

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Richmond County Winter Gear Lending Program

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

The Recreation Department has purchased a quantity of snowshoes with poles that we will be renting out to residents during the winter months.  The cost to rent a pair of snowshoes is $1/day and they ...

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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 w...

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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

11 runs: longest run 1300 m (4200 ft). Vertical rise: 149 m (490 ft). Lifts: 1 carpet lift, 1 quad chair. Alpine skiing; night skiing; ski school. Equipment rentals, sales & repairs. Cross-country ski...

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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

Inverness County is home to over 50 great trails of varying degrees of difficulty and scenic wonders! Don’t let snow prevent you from experiencing our trails in the winter. Stop in to the Municipal ...

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