Guided Hike Events

Call for Fall Guided Hikes 2019
Deadline: August 14, 2019

Hike NS invites groups across NS to partner with it on delivering fall guided hikes in September, October and November of 2019. The purpose of the event series is to get more people in NS hiking; 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 August 14, 2019 for events between September 13 and November 17, 2019. Only the first 50 events will be accepted (spots might fill up before the deadline, so don't delay). Note that one organization may register only up to five hikes (and register only one event per online form).

Register your event here. 

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.




Where to Borrow, Rent or Buy Snowshoes guide

Snowshoeing How-to Guide

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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