Hiking Summit

2018 Hiking Summit: Ingonish

The location and co-host of the 2018 Hiking Summit was announced in Tatamagouche at the 6th annual Summit. It will take place in Ingonish, Cape Breton with Victoria County as co-host on May 11, 12 and 13, 2018. Get a sense of the venue - Keltic Lodge - and surrounding area by viewing this video. We can't wait until next year's Summit, based on the great success of the 2017 Summit. See below for more on the 2017 Summit.

April 28-30, 2017 in Tatamagouche

Hike Nova Scotia’s sixth annual Hiking Summit took place April 28 to 30, 2017 in Tatamagouche. A celebration of hiking culture, it included best practices, stories, networking opportunities and hikes. The Summit was hosted by Hike NS, the Cobequid Eco-Trails Society and the Municipality of Colchester. The event was supported by the NS Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage. The Summit took place at the Tatamagouche Creamery and North Colchester High School. View this summary of the Summit
Hiking Summit Partners:
Presenting Sponsor:

  • $30 for paid Hike NS members
  • $40 for non-members (who receive a membership with their registration)
Registration included:
  • Access to hike events and socials
  • Access to Saturday sessions
  • Saturday morning and afternoon coffee/snack breaks
  • Saturday lunch
Additional Costs:
There was an optional Friday and Saturday supper at an additional cost. Registration did not include accommodation, other meals or transportation to hikes.

Program Overview (below)     Detailed Program (PDF)

Friday, April 28
1:30 pm - Hikes
4:30 - Supper on your own or at Sugar Moon Farm (extra, paid with Summit registration)
7:30 - Registration & social (light snacks & cash bar) with Pecha Kucha presentations (Tatamagouche Creamery Square, 39 Creamery Rd.)

Saturday, April 29
Breakfast on your own
8 am - Hikes
9 am - Registration and introduction (North Colchester High School, 90 Blair Ave.)
10 - Sessions & workshops
12 - Lunch (Royal Canadian Legion Branch 64, 80 Queen St.)
1:15 - Keynote: Dianne Whelan, award-winning Canadian filmmaker, photographer, author and multimedia artist who is traveling the longest trail in the world, The Great Trail (The Trans Canada Trail)
2 pm - Sessions & workshops
4 pm - Wrap-up
4:45 pm - Hikes
7 pm - Supper, Social & Entertainment with cash bar (extra, paid with Summit registration) at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 64, 80 Queen St.

Sunday, April 30
Breakfast on your own
9 am - Hikes
11:30 am - Lunch at Earltown Community Centre or on your own
1:30 pm - Hikes

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