Wednesday, 16 July 2014

For Outdoor Experiences, Shopping Opportunities and Up Todate List of Entertainment Check Out Richmond County's Event Calendar.

If you are planning a day or two outing to Richmond County here are some of the events you may want to take in.

 Come Stay a While-Your Heart Will Never Leave.

Visitor Services- The St. Peter’s Visitor Information Centre located at 10259 Grenville Street, St. Peter’s across from the Natural Resource Office. Contact number 535-2185. Maps and information on Cape Breton Island and the mainland of Nova Scotia. Travel Guides available on N.S., N.B., PEI and Newfoundland.

Out door Experiences:

Kayak rentals and lessons are available at Kayak Cape Breton located at 5385 West Bay Hwy Roberta. Call 902-535-3060.  daily

Twilight Stables located in Soldiers Cove- offering summer kids camps, riding lessons, trail rides, pony rides and birthday parties, contact 1-902-631-0882 for dates and times.

The Old Dunrobin Farm located in Soldiers Cove is offering a summer full of fun for kids and adults alike. A family run farm focusing on good family fun. Specializing in Rocky Mountain horses a rare Gaited breed. Come out and enjoy a trail ride or a pony ride. The staff is World Host certified offering its guest quality service. For more information on hours and prices call 227-5467. - Soldiers Cove is offering a summer full of fun for kids and adults alike. A family run farm focusing on good family fun. Specializing in Rocky Mountain horses a rare Gaited breed. Come out and enjoy a trail ride or a pony ride. The staff is World Host certified offering its guest quality service. For more information on hours and events call 227-5467.

10:00am to 12:45pm- 12th Annual Summer Surf Program- Come out for a summer of enjoyment -join the Surf Clubs -Kid's Club, Wednesday to Sunday from 11:15am to 12:45pm for ages 6-12 years must be accompanied by a guardian, fee $75.00 includes lessons and equipment. Junior Surf Club ages 13-19 years, Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 11:15am, fee $$75.00. Includes lessons and equipment, takes place at the Point Michaud Beach in Point Michaud. 

Chapel Island (Potlotek) tourism is offering some excellent Cultural experiences for locals as well as for our visitors. They are Offering canoeing/camp out on an island with tour guide Maynard Marshall, contact number 631-2394. Boating Tours/fishing and overnight stay in a Cabin by the lake. Or try Spearing eels at night with tour guide Kenny Basque-contact number 631-0840. Native Story Telling with R. Marshall. Contact number 535-3160. Open fire Bannock Making with Belinda Googoo-contact number 302-0649. The art of Dreamcatcher and Beadwork with Marlene Julian and Arlene Marshall contact number 535-2565. Take part in a Smudging Ceremony with Robert Pictou - contact number 535-3528. Experience the benefits of a Native Sweat Lodge with Billy Morrison -Contact 535-3160. Sweetgrass harvesting with naturalist Anita Basque. Check with the contact number for days and times.

Historical tours of Battery Provincial Park in St. Peter`s are conducted with local raconteur, Clair Rankin, Monday to Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Come out and discover some of the rich history of St. Peter`s and St. Peter`s Bay. Tours begin at the St. Peter`s Lighthouse. Cost: $10.00 per person or $20.00 per family. Contact Gordon Kerr at 631-3754 for details and bookings.

Wallace MacAskill Yacht Club - Wednesday Night Racing. Location: St. Peter's Lions Club Marina, St. Peter's. Time: Skippers' meeting will be held at 5:30 PM for a 6:00 PM start.This will be the second year in a row for our Wednesday night series.  Club members welcome visiting sailors (and would be sailors) to join us on our boats, or on your own vessel.  Prizes are offered for winners of each race; and for winners of each series. 

Tour the St. Peter's Canal - Once a day from Monday to Wednesday. Tour starts at 2 pm, meet at the St. Peter's Canal for a 1 hour sail. No charge can take up to 4 people. Experience a ride through the canal locks and underneath the swing bridge. Take a short run about in the bay or inlet either under sail or by motor depending on conditions.  To book your sail call Gordon Kerr at 902-631-3754.

The Dundee Resort and Golf Club, now offer rentals which include Kayaks, Paddle Boats, Canoes, all for $10 an hour or swim out to our water trampoline and enjoy an hour for just $6. Open 10am to 8pm, located across from the Dundee Resort & Golf Club. They supply the life jackets and we also have free activities for the kids! Including Rock painting and craft making! Come out tonight for a Bon Fire starting at 8:30pm! Dundee is also offering some of the best Golf Rates on the island. Tuesday and Thursdays Dundee offers Twilight Specials, where you can play 18 holes anytime during the day up to 3pm for $45.00 plus taxes or play after 3pm for $35.00 plus taxes.  During the rest of the week, play 18 holes after 3pm for $45.00 plus taxes and these prices include the use of a Power Cart. Guests of the Resort can enjoy their stay and save as kids under 12 can eat and play golf free with their parents.

Nature Tours of Richmond County with Lynne Doucette mornings for a guided nature tour of beautiful Richmond County. Meeting place is the St. Peter's Nicolas Denys Museum, rates are individual $20.00, family $30.00 for booking call Gordon Kerr at 631-3754. Richmond County contains many hiking gems. They are not easy to find but Lynn knows them all. She will provide you with enlightenment as you walk through nature.

Water Adventure-Stand Up Paddle Boarding-Snorkeling and swimming in the waters of Bras d’Or with Michelle Richards on the Beautiful Bras d’Or Lakes in St. Peter’s. Michelle gives Stand Paddle Board Lessons and has all the equipment you will need. For this excellent experience call to book your appointment at 902-227-1230.

Cape Breton Sailing Charters –Daysailing Adventures, on the Bras d’Or Lakes and coastal waters of Cape Breton Island with Captain Greg Silver. Contact Captain Greg at 1-902-631-5050 or at

Shopping Experiences:

MacIsaac Kiltmakers renowned all over the world for their kilt making located on Grenville Street, St. Peter’s. Contact number 902-535-4000. Customed Made Sales and Rentals available.

9am to 5pm - Lynn’s Flowers and Gift on Grenville Street, St. Peter’s where you will find a wide variety of beautiful gift items.

9:00am - 5pm - Mac's Celtic Gift Shop at 10042 Grenville Street, St. Peter's, B0E- 3B0- Open 7 days a week. 

9:00am – 5:00pm - Denys Trading Post - Locally Made Treasures- at the Nicolas Denys Museum at 46 Denys Street, St. Peter's. 

9:00am – 5:00pm - Glad Tidings the Christmas Shoppe 9711 Grenville St. Hwy. #4 St. Peter's B0E-3B0 - open Bus Tours Welcome! 

9:00am – 5:00pm - It's Only Natural General Nutrition Health Food Store at 10042 Grenville Street, St. Peter's. B0E-3B0.

9:00am – 6:00pm  - Bras d'Or Outdoor- /Don't let the summer slip away stop in at the shop and check out the great selection of outdoor sports equipment from docks to fishing and hunting needs. Open 6 days a week, Monday thru Saturday, for your convenience. Located at 10042 Grenville Street, St. Peter's.

12:00pm – 8:00pm - Forget-Me-Not Gift Shop, 4155 West Bay Hwy, open daily 12 noon to 8 PM. Closed on Monday. - 4155 West Bay Hwy.

Treats and Treasures Gift Shop and Café/Bakery located at the MacDonald Country Inn in St. Peter’s. Hours 11:30am to 5pm. Delicious German cakes and baked goods and beautiful gift items.

Museums in Richmond County:

11:00am – 6pm - St. Peter's Wild Life Museum open for the season. Hours: Monday thru Thursday 11am to 6pm and Friday and Saturday open 12pm to 6pm, Sunday closed. Admission Adults $2.00 and Children $1.00 Located on Toulouse Street, St. Peter's. - Toulouse Street, St. Peter's.

9am – 5pm - Nicolas Denys Museum on Denys Street in St. Peter’s.  Admission by donation only. Learn about Saint Pierre the French Settlement of 1650 and the history of our National Historic Site the St. Peter’s Canal which is the Oldest Working Tidal Lock in North America.

9:30am to 5:30pm - The Wallace MacAskill House Museum – Learn about Wallace R. MacAskill the world famous Marine Photographer whose picture of the Blue Nose is on our Dime. See old cameras and Photographs. The Museum is also a Heritage House so you would see what our homes were like at the turn of the Century. Admission is by donation only.

Entertainment in Richmond County:

7:30pm- Free Concert by the Sea at LeNoir Landing in Arichat. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy this outdoor entertainment.  

6:00pm – 9:00pm  - The dining room at L’Auberge Acadienne Inn, Arichat, will be opening for the supper hours on Tuesday July 15. We will be open Tuesday to Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. We are open 7 days a week for breakfast for our guests.   

7:00pm – 9:00pm - The Bras d'Or Lakes Inn presents Ceilidh at the Inn - July 10 until August 28 An exciting mix of musical entertainment every week. Cost: $5/person or $20/family, Free for Children Under 9. Cash bar.

 9:00pm – 11:00pm Jam Session in the Session Lounge at the Bras d'Or Lakes Inn in St. Peter's - July 10 until August 28 All musicians are welcome to join in.

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