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.

Where to Hike
There are many trails in Nova Scotia. As a start, check out our Find a Trail page. 

Hiking Experiences & Packages
Hike NS has partnered with various resorts on these exciting eat-hike-stay experiences, which will be announced later in the winter (stay tuned). Similar experiences may be listed on

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.

Hike Leaders & Tours
Hike NS does not have the volunteer or staff capacity to provide hike leaders to specific groups. Your options are to:
  • 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 (hover your mouse on See & Do, click on Tours, click on Tour Operators and then choose to filter by Hiking Tours).
Do Some Research
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.

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