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Part of Hike NS’s role is to be the voice of hikers in Nova Scotia. This means advocating for:
  • The preservation, protection and development of walking, hiking and snowshoeing opportunities
  • The sound management and expansion of urban and wilderness recreational trail infrastructure
  • The protection of wild lands where hiking takes place or could take place

This means creatively working in cooperation with community-based trail builders and managers as well as public and green space managers at all levels of government.

How You Can Help

Support the creation of an Urban Wilderness Park in the Purcell's Cove Backlands, near Halifax. Learn more here.

Support the creation of the Birch Cove-Blue Mountain Regional Park. See more information from the Ecology Action Centre on this matter.

Support the ongoing protection of wilderness protected areas in Nova Scotia. See Hike NS's letter to the Premier.

Support the petition to the Nova Scotia government to stop using forest biomass for power generation by signing this petition.

Support reinstating the Sunday hunting ban: In the winter and spring of 2015, the NS Dept. of Natural Resources revisited the Sunday Hunting Ban and gathered public feedback on the issue. On July 23, 2015, it announced its decision to partially lift the ban.  Here is Hike NS's submission to the NS Dept. of Natural Resource's public consultation; our position was not to lift the ban. If you feel strongly about this issue, please feel free to copy parts of our submission for your own letter or email to your MLA. Although the decision has been made, it helps when MLAs hear from constituents about such issues.

Support the implementation of the Shared Strategy for Advancing Recreation in Nova Scotia.

Support the winter use of our National Parks.

Support the I Love Parks campaign through the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society.

Support Our HRM, which calls for the creation of a greenbelt in the Halifax Regional Municipality.

Support a strong NS Natural Resources Strategy.

Support a strong NS Parks and Protected Areas Plan.

Call or write to your local councillor, MLA or MP to let them know what you think.

Interesting Publications

Best Practices in Achieving Economic Benefits from Trail Development (PDF)

Trail Considerations for Engaging Girls and Women (PDF)

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