Hike Nova Scotia invites individuals and groups with an interest in hiking, walking and snowshoeing to the ninth annual Nova Scotia Hiking Summit from Friday, June 5 to Sunday, June 7, 2020 in Chéticamp at the Cabot Trail Arena. The summit is a celebration of hiking culture and includes workshops, hiking stories, networking opportunities, hikes and a kids’ program. It is hosted by Hike NS, Les Hikers, La Société Saint-Pierre and Parks Canada.
Platinum sponsors are Parks Canada and Inverness County. Platinum partner is Destination Cape Breton. Gold sponsors are Acadian Credit Union and the Royal Bank. Silver sponsors are Les Amis du Plein Air, Tourism Club and Atlantick. Silver partner is the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage. Bronze sponsors are Tri-Mac Toyota, Le Gabriel Restaurant and Lounge, Pictou Landing First Nation, Cabot Trail Sea & Golf Chalets, Harbour Restaurant & Bar, Chéticamp Fisheries and Live Life in Tents. Other partners include Aucoin Bakery, The Doryman Pub & Grill, Chéticamp Co-op and Hike the Highlands Festival Society. The MC is Daniel Aucoin: avid hiker, photographer, a founding member of Les Hiker and local radio host.
There is limited space, so please register early to secure your spot. Registration is $65 (plus 15% discount for paid Hike NS members) and $40 for children, youth and students. Registration includes some meals, evening events, morning workshop sessions and afternoon guided hikes. The Saturday awards meal is an additional $20 to $30. Registration does not include accommodation – you must arrange this on your own. If it does not sell-out, registration will close at the end of the day on May 28. Learn more and register online at www.hikenovascotia.ca.