Guided Hike Events

Call for Winter 2020 Guided Hikes
Deadline: December 13, 2019

Hike NS invites groups across NS to partner with it on delivering winter guided hike or snowshoe events in January, February and March of 2020. The purpose of the event series is to get more people in NS hiking and snowshoeing, highlight local trails and increase their use and promote Hike NS and local trail/hiking groups. Hike NS will help promote events and provide a how-to guide and trail prizes to giveaway. If your municipality, First Nation or organization can organize a hike (or already plan to host a hike), please register your event by December 13, 2019 for events between January 10 and March 15, 2020. Note that one organization may register only up to five hikes (and register only one event per online form).

Register your event here.


Where to Borrow, Rent or Buy Snowshoes guide

Snowshoeing How-to Guide

Fall Guided Hike Series 2019

Hike Nova Scotia and 25 host organizations partnered up to offer the 2019 Fall Guided Hike Series from September to November across NS. There were 49 hikes attended by over 1,050 people. Led by local folks, 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. 



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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