Hike NS encourages and promotes hiking, walking and snowshoeing throughout Nova Scotia. It formed in 2007 as a registered not-for-profit society. It is governed by a Board of Directors
with strong regional and special interest representation.
Hiking and connecting with nature improves:
- Physical health
- Mental health
- Social well-being
- Economic prosperity
- Environmental protection
We offer a wide variety of events including the Fall & Winter Guided Hike & Walk Series, the annual Hiking Summit, Outdoor Council of Canada courses and Re-Connecting with Nature workshops. Proudly home to the Nova Scotia Chapter of the International Appalachian Trail, we also offer the Hiker Challenge program, the NS Walks program and Leave No Trace Education. Our Trail Builder Network supports the amazing volunteers and staff of the trail groups, First Nations and municipalities that build and maintain hiking trails. Hike NS engages in advocacy and policy development on hiking issues, striving to keep our great wilderness areas protected.
, learn about our partners
and learn more about us through various documents