Serving Cape Breton Regional Municipality and Victoria County since 1950

Recreation Equipment

Winter Recreation Equipment

Snowshoes and poles in Cape Breton County

The following equipment is available at McConnell Library in Sydney:

  • Snowshoes (children’s and adult sizes)
  • Trekking Poles (for hiking and snowshoeing)

The snowshoes come in a variety of sizes for all members of the family and can be borrowed free of charge for one week.

Equipment is  housed at McConnell Library in Sydney but can picked up at any Cape Breton County library branch. Phone McConnell Library at 902-562-3161 for details or place a hold online

This program was made possible with a grant from the Central Cape Breton Community Health Board

Snowshoes and Skis through Victoria County Active Gear Loan

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 recreational equipment to library users for a one week loan period.

The following equipment is available at Baddeck Public Library:

  • Snowshoes with poles – (children’s to adult sizes)
  • Cross-Country Skis, boots, and poles – children’s (Age 8 &up) to adult sizes
  • Ice Traction Cleats
  • Walking Poles

Please phone Baddeck Public Library at 902-295-2055 to check availability.
Victoria County Residents can also pick-up items at Cape Breton Regional Bookmobile or Victoria North Regional Public Library (Ingonish).  Please phone Baddeck Library to make arrangements.



Available at McConnell Library or by request to your local branch

  • Tennis Rackets (available in 4 different youth sizes and standard adult size)
  • Hiking/Walking Poles

Hiking/Walking Poles are also available at Baddeck Library and Victoria North Regional Library in Ingonish.

Be Fit Kits and Pedometers are also available!