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Member night & AGM: May 2016 Hike NS E-news
Hiking Courses & Events: April 2016 Hike NS E-news
Against Forest Biomass Power: March 2016 Hike NS E-news

News Releases & Announcements

May 4, 2016: Hike NS Presents Summit Award at Digby Event
Jan. 6, 2016: Snowshoeing Events Reveal Winter Wonders

Events Calendar

These events are those of our partners and Hike NS (Hike NS events are in bold). Please add to our events listing by submitting your event  here.

Every Tuesday: Chebucto Hiking Club, Bedford trail 10-km hike, Bedford
Every Thursday: Chebucto Hiking Club, Dartmouth 10-km hike, Dartmouth
Every Wednesday: Les Amis du Plein Air guided hike in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park

May 27: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 2B, on the City-to-City Walk (by Ferry), Halifax
May 27-29: WILD Connect Leadership course, Truro - registration is closed

May 27-29: Nature Nova Scotia 26th Annual AGM and Young Naturalists Nature Weekend, Wolfville
May 28: Cobequid Eco-Trails Society, Trail Buidling event, Gully Lake Trail system, Earltown
June: June is Recreation Month - find resources, events and merchandise
June 1: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Eastern Passage Permanent Walk-Lighthouse Event 10Km guided walk, Eastern Passage
June 3: Re-Connecting with Nature workshop, Liverpool
June 4: International Trails Day
June 4: International Hike the Trials day at Forest Lakes Country Club, Ardoise
June 4: Chebucto Hiking Club, 16 km hike, rated 3C, on the Cape Split Trail, Scot's Bay
June 5: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Glen Arbour Walk-Hammond Plains 10Km or 5Km walk, Hammonds Plains
June 8: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Halifax Permanent Walk-Lighthouse & Capitol City 10Km guided walk, Halifax
June 8: Re-Connecting with Nature workshop, Wolfville
June 9-10: Field Leader - Hiking course, Sydney
June 10: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 2C, on the Long Lake Trail, Halifax
June 11: Re-Connecting with Nature workshop, Halifax
June 11: Hike NS Annual General Meeting & Hike, Halifax

June 12: West Hants Trails Association, Trail Work Pary, Avondale
June 12: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Prospect Bay Trail 10Km guided walk, Prospect
June 15: Re-Connecting with Nature workshop, Pictou County
June 17: Re-Connecting with Nature workshop, Sydney
June 18: Chebucto Hiking Club, 11 km hike, rated 3B, on the Armdale Trail, Halifax
June 24: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 2B, on the City-to-City Walk (by Ferry), Halifax

Jul. 4-8: 7th International Outdoor Education Research Conference, CBU, Sydney
Jul. 23-24: Field Leader - Overnight module, Economy
Aug. 27: Cape Mabou Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge, Mabou
Sept. 4-9: Cape Breton Camino Walking Pilgrimage, Western Cape Breton
Sept. 24: Cobequid Ecol-Trails Society, Hiking Event, Gully Lake Trail system, Earltown

All year long: More hiking and outdoor-related events are found at:
Nova Scotia's Parks are for People
Keep it Wild - Nova Scotia's Protected Areas
Hike the Highlands Festival
Take the Roof Off Winter
Nova Scotia Nature Trust
NS Outdoor Leadership Development Program
Young Naturalists Club
Wilderness Remote First Aid Courses

When you hike, walk or snowshoe, consider using a pedometer and counting your steps. Learn more at:


Be sure to follow Leave No Trace Principles when out hiking, walking and snowshoeing. For a list of what to bring and how to prepare for going on a hike, check out AdventureSmart.
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