Serving Cape Breton Regional Municipality and Victoria County since 1950

Recreation Equipment

tennis rackets and tennis balls


Available at McConnell Library or by request to your local branch

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

Be Fit Kits and Pedometers are also available!

Winter Recreation Equipment

Did you know you can borrow snowshoes from the library?

It has been 4 years since CBRL first launched its Snowshoe Loan Program.  We are pleased to say the snowshoes are back for 2021 and we are making some exciting changes.

Snowshoes are now be available on a first-come first-served basis at the following library branches:

  • McConnell Library – Sydney (902)-562-3161
  • Baddeck Library – (902)-295-2055
  • North Sydney Library (902) 794 3272
  • Glace Bay (902) 794 3272
  • Victoria North Regional Library (Ingonish) (902) 285–2544

Drop-by any of the listed libraries or phone to set aside a pair of snowshoes for same day pick-up. 

Once picked-up you can use the snowshoes for one week.   As soon as you are finished with the snowshoes they can be returned to the branch you picked them up from.  Early returns are encouraged.

All snowshoes must be returned directly to library staff during library open hours.

A pair of trekking poles are available to borrow along with each set of snowshoes.

Multiple sizes children’s through to adult are available.  A maximum of 3 pairs of snowshoes can be borrowed on one library card.

Other Winter Recreation Equipment

X-Country (Nordic) skis, boots and poles are available at Baddeck Library through the Victoria County Active Gear Loan Program.

The Victoria County Active Gear Loan Program in partnership with Victoria County Recreation, 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)
  • X-Country Skis, boots, and poles – ( children’s to adult sizes. The smallest boots are children’s size 2.)
  • Ice Traction Cleats
  • Walking Poles

Please phone Baddeck Public Library at 902-295-2055 to check availability.