Taste of Winter

With winter seemingly shorter and short each passing year, Taste of Winter strives to pack a wide gammut of fun and activities into the last six weeks of our winter season. With over 30 activities occurring in many neighbourhoods throughout the CBRM, there is a lot to do this winter.

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Snowshoe Program

Our trails, walking paths, and wilderness are wonderful ways to enjoy your winter in the CBRM. CBRM Recreation has multiple pairs of showshoes that we can lend to help you on your way. Contact CBRM Recreation Program Coordinator Ashely Eisan for more information.

Ski Bus

CBRM Transit, Ski Ben Eoin, and CBRM Recreation are partnering to get you to the hill on March 11th!

Departing from Cape Breton University, Sydney Waterfront District, and Sydney River, the CBRM Ski Bus will get you out to the hill for skiing, snowboarding, or to check out The White Out Banked Slalom event. Riders will also get a coupon for a day pass and rental for just $22.

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Taste of Winter Dessert Trail

What says 'Taste of Winter' quite like delicious desserts from our local experts. Join us on the Taste of Winter Dessert Trail and try as many of these wonderful delectables that each business has identified as their 'TASTE OF WINTER'.

Louann's Cafe - 319 Charlotte St, Sydney
"Old fashioned fresh cinnamon rolls, just like your mom used to bake. Lots of cinnamon and brown sugar, mouthwatering."

McFadgen's Bakery - 125 Ocean Ave, Glace Bay
"Winter Gingerbread" (available starting March 1st)

Old Triangle Irish Alehouse - 424 Charlotte St, Sydney
"Guinness Gingerbread - traditional dessert served with homemade irish whiskey caramel sauce and cream"

Tony's Bakey - 1429 George St, Sydney
"Traditional pork pies with dates and maple icing"

Mullins Rite Stop - 4320 Hwy 22, Albert Bridge
"Homemade gingerbread"

Kitchen 1409 - 1409 Trans Canada Hwy Bras D'Or
"Chocolate trifle - homemade chocolate with fresh mousse and whipped cream with caramel layered throughout"

Skateboard School

Take your first ride or first in a while with our certified instructors at Undercurrent Youth Centres in Sydney and Glace Bay. The guys will get you started with fundamental skills and you'll be rolling on your own in no time.


Every Monday - 6pm
Undercurrent Sydney (Prince St)

Every Thursday - 6pm
Undercurrent Glace Bay (York St)

$2 per session - boards provided for first timers to try

Snowman Selfies

Tag us in your Snowman Selfies this winter for a chance to win a prize pack and see your photo appear in our winter advertising. Maybe you and your Frosty will be on a billboard or in the newspaper!

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Sunday February 19 - 6pm
Indoor Drive In - Moana
George D Lewis School (Louisbourg)

Monday February 20 - 10am
Free Skating
Bayplex (Glace Bay)

Monday February 20 - 1:15pm
Free Skating
Centre 200 (Sydney)

Monday February 20 - 2:40pm
Free Skating
Emera Centre (North Sydney)

Tuesday February 21 - 7pm
Learn to Curl
Schooner Curling Club (Whitney Pier)

Sunday February 26 - 1pm
Wagon Rides
Wentworth Park (Sydney)

Tuesday February 28 - 2pm
Seniors Social
Sydney Mines Seniors & Pensioners Club

Tuesday February 28 - 7pm
Learn to Curl
Schooner Curling Club (Whitney Pier)

Saturday March 4 - 9am
Louisbourg Slush Run & Walk
George D Lewis School (Louisbourg)

Sunday March 5 - 2pm
Town Centre Lanes (Glace Bay)

Saturday March 11 - 10am
Ski Bus
Ski Ben Eoin (Ben Eoin)

Saturday March 11 - 2pm
The White Out Banked Slalom
Ski Ben Eoin (Ben Eoin)

Sunday March 12 - 1pm
Taste of Winter Craft
Mayflower Mall - Best Buy Plaza (Sydney)

Monday March 13 to Friday March 17 - 12pm
Lunchtime Snowshoe on Greenlink Trail
St Anthony Daniel Church (Sydney)

Tuesday March 14 - 10am
Junior Learn to Curl
Schooner Curling Club (Whitney Pier)

Tuesday March 14 - 1pm
Seniors Social
Louisbourg Firehall (Louisbourg)

Thursday March 16 - 6pm
Indoor Drive In - Sing
Centre 200 (Sydney)

Friday March 17 - 2pm
Youth in Music Songwriters Circle
Mayflower Mall - Best Buy Plaza (Sydney)

Saturday March 18 - 11am
Watershed Walk
Waterford Lake (New Waterford)

Saturday March 18 - 12pm
Sydney Waterfront (Ports Area)

Saturday March 18 - 7pm
Strand Bowling Lanes (Sydney Mines)

Sunday March 19 - 1pm
Frank Rudderham Family YMCA (Sydney)

Sunday March 19 - 2pm
Learn to Curl
Sydney Curling Club (Sydney)

Friday March 24 - 6pm
Wagon Rides
Wentworth Park (Sydney)

Saturday March 25 - 12pm
Bounce Party
Frank Rudderham Family YMCA (Sydney)

Sunday March 12 - 1pm
Wagon Rides
Colliery Lands Park (New Waterford)

Tuesday March 28 - 2pm
Seniors Social
Savoy Theatre (Glace Bay)