June 2015

Call for Fall Guided Hikes

Posted on Jun 26, 2015

Once again, Hike NS invites groups across NS to partner with it on delivering fall guided hikes in September and October of 2015. The purpose of the events is to:

Get more people in NS hiking
Highlight local trails and increase their use
Promote Hike NS and local trail groups

If you and your local organization can organize a fall guided hike, please register your event here by August 15, 2015.  



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Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge – July 18, 2015

Posted on Jun 24, 2015

The 6th Annual Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge is a unique team event involving four hikers on a team with one being the captain.  Teams must hike three mountains in one day on July 18, 2015.  They include Money Point Light, Money Point Gulch and Franey.

Teams: 4 people per team
Registration Fee: $150 per team (includes National Park pass per team, team T-shirts, closing reception, door prizes and newsletters)
Payment: PayPal or credit card pay your registration fee online
Registration deadline: Tuesday, June 30th register your team and members
Hike Date: Saturday, July 18th

Registration is now open. Only 24 teams will be allowed to register. On April 4, 2015, there were 11 teams registered. 13 teams spots left.  Once the 24 teams spots have been filled, registration will close.   Thank-you for your support of this event.





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Hike the Highlands Festival – September 2015

Posted on Jun 22, 2015

This Fall, Hike the Highlands Festival takes place September 11 – 20, 2015 in the spectacular Cape Breton Highlands.

A ten day hiking festival on the Cabot Trail and Northern Cape Breton that features guided hikes, evening activities & presentations, the hiker distance award, opening & closing ceremonies and a photo contest.

You can register online for the 2015 Hike the Highlands Festival.

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Walkabout Awards 2015 – Nominations Open

Posted on Jun 15, 2015

The Walkabout Awards are a celebration of people and organizations that are making communities and other environments more walkable in Nova Scotia. Through their actions, they are contributing to a culture of walking in Nova Scotia.

First introduced in 2011, the Walkabout Awards aim to acknowledge leaders who have made an effort to improve the walkability of environments where they live or work. In 2015, we have introduced three nomination categories for the Awards:

Community Champion
Mi’kmaq First Nation, Town, Village or Municipality
Private Sector

The Licenced Professional Planners Association of Nova Scotia and Heart&Stroke Walkabout™ are partnering on this initiative to advance our shared belief that walkable environments are important in the lives of Nova Scotians. Working as a team, we can promote the importance of walkability and further this work across the province.

Deadline for nominations: 4:00pm, Wednesday, August 15, 2015.

For more information and to download the application Walkable Award Nomination form 2015 .

As a thank you for submitting a nomination, you will be entered into a draw to win a Walkabout prize package valued at $50.

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HRM Bike Week – June 5 to 14

Posted on Jun 08, 2015

HRM Bike Week runs June 5th to June 14th. There are nearly 40 events to choose from including a Poker Ride, a Bicycle Photo Hunt, a Vintage and Custom Bicycle “Show and Shine,” and multiple Bike Rodeos.

The short-term objectives are to create opportunities for citizens to try riding a bike; and to encourage a healthy, sustainable, and active lifestyle through cycling. The long-term goal is connected to Halifax council’s regional plan to focus on improving conditions for forms of transit such as walking and cycling.

For more information  on events and dates go to http://halifaxcitizen.ca/2015/06/01/time-to-get-those-pedals-moving/

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Sponsored By:

  • Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • NS Gov
  • CTV