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Hiking Summit 2017 
April 28-30, 2017 in Tatamagouche

Hike Nova Scotia’s sixth annual Hiking Summit will take place April 28 to 30 in Tatamagouche. A celebration of hiking culture, it includes best practices, stories, networking opportunities and hikes. The Summit is hosted by Hike NS, the Cobequid Eco-Trails Society and the Municipality of Colchester. The event is supported by the NS Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage. The Summit will take place at the Tatamagouche Creamery and North Colchester High School.

There is limited space for this event, so please register early to secure your spot. The deadline for registration is April 24, 2017.

Registration is $30 for paid Hike NS members and $40 for non-members (who will receive a membership with their registration). Registration includes:
  • Access to hike events and socials
  • Access to Saturday sessions
  • Saturday morning and afternoon coffee/snack breaks
  • Saturday lunch
There is an optional Friday and Saturday supper at an additional cost. Registration does not include accommodation or other meals – you must arrange them on your own. Here is a list of nearby accommodations. Find a list of Tatamagouche local businesses and services - including restaurants here.

Please complete one registration form per person.  Note that two people cannot use the same email address in their registrations. For organizations that require an invoice, please contact Hike NS before registering.

Program Overview (below)     Detailed Program (PDF - coming soon!)

Friday, April 28
1:30 pm - Hikes
4:30 - Supper on your own or at Sugar Moon Farm (extra, paid with Summit registration)
7:30 - Registration & social (light snacks & cash bar) with Pecha Kucha presentations (Tatamagouche Creamery Square)

Saturday, April 29
Breakfast on your own
8 am - Hikes
9 am - Registration and introduction (North Colchester High School)
10 - Sessions & workshops
12 - Lunch (Royal Canadian Legion Branch 64)
1:15 - Keynote: Dianne Whelan, award-winning Canadian filmmaker, photographer, author and multimedia artist who is traveling the longest trail in the world, The Great Trail (The Trans Canada Trail)
2 pm - Sessions & workshops
4 pm - Wrap-up
4:45 pm - Hikes
7 pm - Supper, Social & Entertainment with cash bar (extra, paid with Summit registration) at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 64

Sunday, April 30
Breakfast on your own
9 am - Hikes
11:30 am - Lunch at Earltown Community Centre or on your own
1:30 pm - Hikes

Main Venues in Tatamagouche
Tatamagouche Creamery Square (39 Creamery Rd.)
North Colchester High School (90 Blair Ave.)
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 64 (80 Queen St.)

Please help us promote the Summmit by using these resources: Promotional Pieces and Flyer.

Application to Host the 2018 Hiking Summit
The deadline for applications is February 24, 2017

Download the application

Hike Nova Scotia recognizes the support of the Province of Nova Scotia. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.


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