Guided Hike Events

Hike NS and partners across Nova Scotia will offer a series of 50 guided hikes in September, October and November of 2019. The schedule will be available by the end of August. Hikes will be led by local folks and participants could win “trail prizes.” The Fall Guided Hike Series is supported by MEC, Goose Lane Editions and the NS Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage.

Note that the call for events for the Fall Guided Hike Series has ended and Hike NS is not receiving any more. If you missed the deadline, you can still list your guided hike on our Events web page but you won't receive the extra promotion for your event, an organizer's kit or a trail prize to give away. Submit your event at the link at the top of our Events web page.

Winter Guided Hikes 2019
Hike Nova Scotia and 20 host organizations partnered to offer the 2019 Winter Guided Hike Series from mid-January to mid-March across Nova Scotia. There were 50 hikes originally scheduled with 17 being cancelled due to weather. This left 33 hikes attended by 800 people. Hikes were led by local folks and participants qualified to win “trail prizes.” Hike NS thanks its partners for organizing the hikes on the ground as well as MEC, Goose Lane Editions and the NS Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage for their support.




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Other Events
Other events, organized by our partners and others, are listed on our Events page.

Free Hike Leaders
Hike NS does not have the volunteer or staff capacity to provide free hike leaders to specific groups, so please contact your local community trail group or municipal recreation department - they might be able to help. And there are lots of free guided hike events already scheduled for you and your group to enjoy on our Events page, organized by various organizations across the province.

Use 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, then click on Tours, then click on Tour Operators and choose to filter by Hiking Tours).

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