For Visitors to NS
Welcome to Nova Scotia!
If you’re visiting Nova Scotia and want to hike, here is some basic information to help you along in planning your visit. Learn more about Nova Scotia
: where to stay; what to eat, see and do; and how to get here.
Come explore Nova Scotia's trails and the communities that host them. You won't be disappointed. From coastal hikes to woodland meanders, there's something for everyone and an adventure in every step!
Where to Hike
There are many trails in Nova Scotia. As a start, check out our Find a Trail
page. Or check out the Trails page on NovaScotia.com
Top Ten Reasons Why Nova Scotia is a Hiker's Paradise
Five Nova Scotia Hikes to Stretch Your Legs
Hiking Experiences & Packages
Hike NS occassionally partners with resorts and other businesses on some exciting eat-hike-stay experiences. Please stay tuned for the 2020 season for the new schedule.
Similar experiences may be listed on www.novascotia.com
Free Guided Hikes
Hike NS features free guided hike events
organized by our partners across the province. There is a growing list of hiking clubs and groups
that would welcome you on one of their excursions as well.
Hike Leaders & Tours
Hike NS does not have the volunteer or staff capacity to provide hike leaders to specific groups. Your options are to:
Do Some Research
- Take part in the free guided hikes or hiking club events listed in the links above.
- Connect with a local tour operator. If you are looking for a guided hiking tour with interpretation, transportation, gear, food/refreshments or special activities, please contact one of Nova Scotia’s excellent tour operators listed at www.novascotia.com (hover your mouse on See & Do, click on Tours, click on Tour Operators and then choose to filter by Hiking Tours).
Check out our Resources
section to learn about hiking safety (such as wildlife, ticks, weather, tides, etc.), Leave No Trace principles, tips for hiking with kids, snowshoeing and more.
How to Get Here
Please see the travel information from NovaScotia.com