Guided Hike Events
Fall 2020 Guided Hikes
Hike Nova Scotia and 17 host organizations offer the 2020 Fall Guided Hike Series from September to November across NS. There are over 30 hikes led by local folks and participants qualify to win “trail prizes.” These free hikes require pre-registration and will follow public health protocols, including social distancing. 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.
Find a hike near you here by month or by region:
All hikes require pre-registration - no drop-ins
September October November
Halifax Region South Shore Region
Valley Region Fundy Region
Highland Region Cape Breton Region
Please help promote these events. Use this Promo Pieces
document (Word file) to cut and paste various write ups for social media and other uses. There are also these graphics you can download for Facebook
. Download and print this flyer
and post in your local community. Here is the news release
. Thank you.
We urge you to hike while respecting gathering limits
, practice social distancing
and follow the advice of public health officia
ls. Parks, trails and beaches are now open but there are restrictions to their use
. If you have questions about trail use, please ask government directly
. Note that the new gathering limits coming into effect on October 1 do not
apply to hiking groups or guided hikes, unfortunately.
Guided Hike COVID-19 Guidelines
(updated Sept. 30)
Winter Guided Hike Series 2020
Hike Nova Scotia and 35 host organizations partnered up to offer the 2020 Winter Guided Hike Series from January to March 2020 across NS. There were 48 hikes attended by over 835 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, organized by our partners and others, are listed on our Events
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 www.novascotia.com
(hover your mouse on See & Do, then click on Tours, then click on Tour Operators and choose to filter by Hiking Tours).