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Bay of Islands Center
1/2 Way Between Halifax & Cape Breton
Marine Drive

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"A sustainable environment is one in which the natural environment, economic development and social life are seen as mutually dependent".
-- Centre for Innovative Education


 Waypoints: N 44°58.385 W 062°15.040 (WGS-84)

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Local Arts & Crafts
Tree Seedlings
Antiques & Collectibles
Yarn Barn
Baked Goods

Bay of Islands Center, Nova Scotia happily supports trail breaking folk artisans from our region who create products using recycled or locally produced materials & resources. We believe in thinking globally, buying locally.

Visit the Trail Stop Country Market
in Moser River, Nova Scotia
Just East of the Bridge

"Home Cookin' on the Go"

Live Tree Seedlings

Help us help the environment and give the special gift of a living baby tree for earthday, wedding favours, (ask us about quantity pricing), birthdays, Mother's Day, Easter, Christmas, Memorials, a house warming gift, a new baby, a hurricane replacement or any special occasion you'd like!

Your baby tree seedling [3 to 6 inches high] will be packaged with care, gift wrapped for the occasion and shipped with instructions for planting, a one year replacement guarantee and a gift card in your name to any address in Canada.

Tree Seedling from The Forge Trail Stop, Bay  of Islands, NS
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White Pine, Red Spruce, Norway Spruce. Each gift package includes care & planting instructions, a gift card in your name & FREE shipping anywhere in Canada! Only $3.00 CAD
Shipping not included.
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Quantity Seedling PricesAdult Balsam Fir - Nova Scotia's Famous Christmas Tree

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1- 100 Seedlings $0.65 ea CAD

100 - 500 Seedlings $0.45 ea

500 to 1000 Seedlings $0.25 ea

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More? Habitat Restoration Mixes are a Bay of Islands specialty!

More? Habitat Restoration Mixes are a Bay of Islands specialty! ( 2011 Orders)
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Catalogue Online Soon! - View our other naturally good products at the Trail Stop Online Shop: lupin and other heritage seeds, natural & medicinal herbs, chanterelle mushrooms (in season), chainsaw sculptures, carvings rustic and driftwood furniture, walking sticks, thrumming kits, Nova Scotian Christmas Gift Baskets and much more.

Del Hendsbee (right) is a valued contributor to Bay of Islands Projects. Here, Del and Donald Barkhouse (left)  build an entrance gate for a Bay of Islands event.Trailbreaker Del Hendsbee (right) of the Naked Alder creates beautiful rustic furniture from driftwood and bent alder. (Donald Barkhouse on the left)
Meet more Bay of Islands Volunteers!

Using a traditional building technique, Del's creations go beyond furniture making into the realm of art. A one of a kind Driftwood Sculpture that works! This durable piece of rustic art furniture will be the star attraction in your garden or on the patio!No wonder, Del is a Toronto engineer who adopted the Bay of Islands region as his home to provide a healthy How Beautiful Can an Alder Be? And so sustainable!lifestyle for his family.

Your purchase of Naked Alder original art furniture contributes a percentage to the Bay of Islands Center initiatives in Sustainable Forestry and Recreational Trails.

Your purchase of any product sold in the Trail Stop supports the Bay of Islands Centre for Sustainable Living, a non-profit organization incorporated in the Province of Nova Scotia. For more ways to help, see information on making a donation, volunteering or sponsorship opportunities.


All content,unless otherwise indicated, 2014 Bay of Islands Centre for Sustainable Development, Moser River, Bay of Islands, Nova Scotia, B0J 2K0. The Bay of Islands Center is a not-for-profit educational project registered in the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Site Creation by:Hatch Media - Last Updated: March 4, 2014

Sustainable Living Center Projects

Trail Stop Country Market
The Forge Hostel & Campgrounds

Wilderness Trails, Nature Trails

Low-Impact Forestry
Logging Horse & Barn
Agri-product Test Plots
Non-timber Forest Products Research

Sustainable Living Center Programs