Welcome to noreaster.ca, the hub for Nordic Skating and Natural Ice Adventures in Nova Scotia, Canada!
This is a great starting point for accessing all the information, equipment, and companions you need to safely access and enjoy natural ice in the winter. We promote and support nordic inspired adventure including: skating, kick sledding, skiing, snowshoeing, and hiking. We currently do not offer guided tours or courses, but support community development of nordic pursuits by connecting enthusiasts on our social media platforms, and providing local access to ice observations, trip planning, and trip reports. We are the only source in Canada for specialized nordic skating and safety equipment.
Disclaimer: Any travel on natural ice is inherently dangerous and NO ONE should be going onto natural ice without proper knowledge, awareness, assessment, and preparation for dealing with the risks. This includes knowledgeable judgement about the characteristics of ice and it’s dangers, careful assessment of ice thickness and quality, full safety equipment for dealing with a plunge into cold water including self and partner rescue, and always being in a group of capable ice users.
*Shop Note: Online purchases will be available soon.
All prices include GST, but shipping is extra depending on size and weight of the product. In person purchases ARE currently available by appointment. Contact us!
N-Ice Poles will not be available online. Visit us by appointment to get the perfect ice testing pole customized for your height, size, and personal preference.