Trailgate Canada 150

  • Help out your local community trail group
  • All equipment and guidance on trail maintenance provided
  • Enjoy a “trailgate” party with barbeque and cake to celebrate Canada’s 150th
Five events across Nova Scotia in the fall of 2017 - find one near you:

Saturday, September 16 - Economy
Date: Saturday, September 16
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Location: Thomas’ Cove Coastal Trail system, Economy
Partners: Hike NS, Canada 150 and Kenomee Trail Society
Description: General trail maintenance.
More information: email
Download the flyer

Saturday, September 16 - Meat Cove
Date: Saturday, September 16
Time: 9 am to 1 pm
Location: Seawall Trail Head, Meat Cove (meet at the Community Centre at 2296, Meat Cove Road)
Partners: Hike NS, Canada 150, Seawall Trail Society and Meat Cove Development Society
Description: Come work on the trailhead to the proposed Seawall Trail. Once completed, the Seawall Trail will be a multi-day, wilderness area, hiking trail. Developing the trailhead is the first step.
More information: email
Download the flyer

Saturday, September 23 - Antigonish
Date: Saturday, September 23
Time: 10 am to 1 pm (barbeque to follow)
Location: West Side Keppoch, Keppoch Mountain, Antigonish (meet at the Lodge)
Partners: Hike NS, Canada 150, Positive Action for Keppoch and Highland Bike Shop
Description: On the west side of Keppoch, volunteers will be raking trails, removing debris and maintaining drainage ditches. We’ll be working on a new trail for hiking and biking which will include shaping using shovels and hand-tools. Steel-toe shoes recommended.
More information: email
Download the flyer

Saturday, September 30 - Halifax
Date: Saturday September 30th (rain date Sun., Oct. 1)
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Location: Mainland Common Loop Trail, Halifax (Mainland Common, top of Westridge Street)
Partners: Hike NS, Canada 150, the Halifax North West Trails Association and The Trail Shop
Description: Spreading wood chips and trimming bushes.
Registration is required at: Note that this event is full - no more registrations can be taken
Download the flyer

Saturday, October 14 - Gulliver's Cove, Digby County
Date: Saturday, October 14
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Location: Gulliver’s Head Look Off, Gulliver’s Cove, Digby County (at the end of Gulliver’s Cove Road)
Partners: Hike NS, Canada 150, Gulliver’s Cove Trail Association and Fundy Erratics hiking club of Digby
Description: Cutting, carrying away and clearing alders, brush and brambles from the existing trail. Park in spaces near the gravel beach at the end of Gulliver’s Cove Road. The trail is located about 1 km from parking area at the top of a very steep, but wide and well gravelled path.
Registration: email
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Saturday, October 14 - Green Bay to Broad Cove, Lunenburg County
This event has been cancelled


Trailgate Canada 150 is funded by the Government of Canada.

Please help promote these events by cutting and pasting promotional pieces, including social media posts, using this promotional pieces document. You can also download a flyer for each event above.

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