About the Summit
The 9th annual Nova Scotia Hiking Summit is a celebration of hiking culture. Held in a different community each year, it attracts avid hikers, hiking clubs, trail groups, provincial government, municipalities and others. The Summit includes workshops, hiking stories, networking opportunities, hikes and a kids’ program. It will shine a light on western Cape Breton’s beautiful trails, keen trail groups and hiking leaders. Note that this event was originally scheduled to take place in June of 2021 but has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hiking Summit will now take place on June 3, 4 and 5, 2022 in Chéticamp.
Conference Hosts & Location
The Hiking Summit is organized annually by Hike Nova Scotia. Our co-hosts are Les Hikers and Parks Canada. The Summit will take place in beautiful Chéticamp on Cape Breton Island at the Cabot Trail Arena.
Sponsors & Partners
Registration & Program
Registration will open in early 2022 and more information will become available at that time.
Participants are responsible for arranging and paying for their own accommodation. Consider booking your accommodations early to avoid disappointment. Research local accommodations using the links below. Be sure to ask for the Summit discount if they have one or ask for the off-season rate:
Cheticamp - Relax
Cheticamp and nearby, including campgrounds
The 2019 Summit
A celebration of hiking culture, the 2019 Hiking Summit took place in Western Shore in the District of Chester on May 24, 25 and 26, 2019. Hike NS and its co-hosts Events Lunenburg County and Oak Island Resort and Conference Centre were happy to have 175 people join us. Get a feel for what the Summit is all about by viewing these videos from the 2019 Summit:
2019 Hiking Summit (produced by NS Trails)
Hike NS Summit 2019 (produced by the NS Outdoor Network, Recreation NS)
Promoting Hiking, Walking and Snowshoeing throughout Nova Scotia.