Get Outside Hike

OCC Get Outside Hike (GO Hike) Workshop

A one-day workshop teaching you the basics you need to know to be comfortable and safe while hiking.

This 8 hour workshop will give you the fundamentals you will need to be comfortable and safe while hiking. Planning, equipment and risk management are all part of this workshop, which will be delivered mostly outside while hiking on a trail. After this workshop, you will have the tools to choose your own hikes, go with a couple friends or your family. It is suitable for those who want to become more active and are new to hiking. 

The workshop will be delivered by an OCC certified instructor. It is offered through Hike Nova Scotia in partnership with the Outdoor Council of Canada (OCC) and supported by the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage.


The cost is $85 ($75 for members of Hike NS). Registration includes a workshop manual, a one-year membership with the Outdoor Council of Canada and $10 off a membership with Hike Nova Scotia for non-members (redeemable through a promo code sent by email). All participants must sign a waiver. Further course information will be provided upon registration. Participants are responsible for their own accommodation, meals and transportation.

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GO Hike: Halifax June 23 Cancelled

Cancellation Policy

Hike NS requires three full days’ notice in order to reimburse anyone who wishes to cancel their registration. So, notice of cancellation by email or phone must be received by 5 pm on June 19. Sometimes Hike NS must cancel a course due to instructor illness, low enrollment or other unforeseen circumstance. If Hike NS has to cancel the course, you will be contacted at least a day in advance and will be fully reimbursed.

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