For Visitors to NS
Welcome to Nova Scotia!
If you’re visiting Nova Scotia and want to hike, here is some basic information to help you along in planning your visit. Learn more about Nova Scotia
: where to stay; what to eat, see and do; and how to get here.
Come explore Nova Scotia's trails and the communities that host them. You won't be disappointed. From coastal hikes to woodland meanders, there's something for everyone and an adventure in every step!
Where to Hike
There are many trails in Nova Scotia. As a start, check out our Find a Trail
page. Or check out the Hiking page on NovaScotia.com
Top Ten Reasons Why Nova Scotia is a Hiker's Paradise
Five Nova Scotia Hikes to Stretch Your Legs
Hiking & Your Special Day: Adventure Elopements on the East Coast
Hiking Experiences & Packages
Hike NS occasionally partners with resorts and other businesses on some exciting eat-hike-stay experiences. Please stay tuned for future events.
Similar experiences may be listed on www.novascotia.com
Free Guided Hikes
Hike NS features free guided hike events
organized by our partners across the province. There is a growing list of hiking clubs and groups
that would welcome you on one of their excursions as well.
Hike Leaders & Tours
Hike NS does not have the volunteer or staff capacity to provide hike leaders to specific groups. Your options are to:
Do Some Research
- Take part in the free guided hikes or hiking club events listed in the links above.
- Connect with 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 ((click on Things To Do; click on on Hiking under the Outdoor Activities & Tours heading; scroll down to the Browse Hiking Trails & Tours section; click on Filters; click Tours).
Check out our Resources
section to learn about hiking safety (such as wildlife, ticks, weather, tides, etc.), Leave No Trace principles, tips for hiking with kids, snowshoeing and more.
How to Get Here
Please see the travel information from NovaScotia.com