Victoria County is often considered Cape Breton Island’s Outdoor Centre for Adventure. It excells in all 4 seasons. It is home to the Cape Breton Highlands National Park and eight provincial day parks
Hiking – Some of the best coastal hiking trails in Nova Scotia are located here and in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Hikers across North America and Europe visit this area for hiking and attend annually the Hike the Highlands Festival in September.
Cycling – One of Canada’s top adventures is to cycle the Cabot Trail – 300 kms over 6 mountains. A guide has been developed to help you plan and enjoy this unique adventure. There are many more scenic cycling routes for you to enjoy while visiting Victoria County
Sea Kayaking – Four outdoor companies provide some amazing scenery and coves to explore on Bras d’or Lakes, St. Ann’s Bay, South Harbour and the Atlantic Ocean with Cape Breton Highlands in the background.
North River Kayaks
Eagle North –
Seaspray Outdoor Adventures – Kayaking, hiking and cycling
Paddledog Sea Kayaking Tours
Sailing and Boat Tours – Explore the Bras d’Or Lakes and Bird Islands
Ameoba Sailboat Tours – Baddeck
Donelda’s Puffin Boat Tours – Englishtown
Bird Island Boat Tours – Big Bras d’Or
Cape Breton Lobster Adventure Tours – Baddeck
a) Cross country skiing –
1) North Highlands Nordic, Cape North, 12 km trails – groomed and track set for classic and skating, rentals, snowshoeing,
2) Ski Tuonela – Goose Cove, Cross Country (18 kms) and Telemark
b) Downhill Skiing – Ski Cape Smokey
c) Skating – Public skating at Victoria Highland Civic Centre, Baddeck. Public skating at Neil’s Harbour/New Haven outdoor rink.
d) Snowshoeing –
1) Lots of trails to explore at Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
2) Snowshoeing events hosted by Hike the Highlands Festival Society
January 25 – Clyburn Loop, Ingonish Beach, CBHNP
February 22- Eagles Nest, Black Brook, CBHNP
March 8 – Wilkies Gulch, Bay Road Valley
For more information visited the Hike the Highlands website.
e) Snowmobiling – An incredible trail system in the Highlands, dependable snow conditions, makes this County a paradise for Snowmobilers
Crowdis Mountain Snowmobile Club