Hiking Summit


Please note: Due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Hiking Summit has been postponed to 2021 and will tentatively take place in Chéticamp from June 4 to 6, 2021. We will confirm these dates in September 2020 and provide additional information at that time. Anyone who registered and paid online for the 2020 Summit has been reimbursed.


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. 

Conference Hosts & Location
The Hiking Summit is organized annually by Hike Nova Scotia. Our co-hosts are Les Hikers, La Société Saint-Pierre and Parks Canada. The Summit will take place in beautiful Chéticamp on Cape Breton Island.


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)

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