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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

June: June is Recreation Month - find resources, events and merchandise
July 1: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Canada Day 10Km walk, dress in red, Halifax
July 2: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 3C, on the Duncan’s Cove Trail, Duncan's Cove
July 3: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Atlantic View Trail 10Km walk,  Lawrencetown Beach

July 7: Municipality of the District of Lunenburg, Hell's Point, Hirtle's Beach Hike, Lunenburg Co.
July 4-8: 7th International Outdoor Education Research Conference, CBU, Sydney
July 5: Bluff Wilderness Hiking Trail Volunteer Information Session, Upper Tantallon
July 8: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 3C, on the Pennant Point Trail, Sambro Creek
July 10: Hike the Seawall Trailhead and Meat Cove Lobster Dinner, Meat Cove
July 10: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, SS Atlantic Walkabout Terrance Bay for a 10Km guided walk, Terrance Bay
July 11-15: Back to Nature - Hunting, Fishing and Outdoor Skills for Youth program, Middle Musquodoboit
July 13: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Dartmouth Permanent Walk-Cenotaph Event and TCT Event 10Km guided walk, Dartmouth
July 16: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 3C, on the Mount Uniacke Trail, Mount Uniacke
July 17: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Chester Graves Island Walk-Graves Island Potluck Picnic 10Km or 5Km guided walk, Chester
July 19: Municipality of the District of Lunenburg, Bike/Hike Tancook Island
July 23: Chebucto Hiking Trail, 14 km hike, rated 3C, or 22 km hike, rated 4C, on the Taylor Head Provincial Park Trails, Spry Bay
July 23-24: Field Leader - Overnight module, Economy

July 29: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 2B, on the City-to-City Walk (by Ferry), Halifax
Aug. 6: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 2C, on the Polly Cove Trail, West Dover
Aug. 12: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 2B, on the Cole Harbour Heritage Park Trail, Cole Harbour
Aug. 20: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 3B, on the Victoria Park Trails, Truro
Aug. 21: Not Since Moses run 10 k and 5 k across the ocean floor, Five Islands
Aug. 26: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 2B, on the City-to-City Walk (by Ferry), Halifax
Aug. 27: Cape Mabou Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge, Mabou
Sept. 4-9: Cape Breton Camino Walking Pilgrimage, Western Cape Breton
Sept. 23-25: 2016 Fall Becoming an Outdoor Woman, Aylesford Lake
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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