Fall Hiking Courses & Webinars

Hike Nova Scotia’s fall schedule of courses and webinars across the province is now available. They focus on skills for novices all the way up to experienced hikers.

“We’re excited to be able to offer our in-person courses again, while respecting public health pandemic restrictions,” says Janet Barlow, Hike NS Executive Director. “But we’re also offering a suite of online webinars so that most people can learn, no matter where they are.”

In-person courses include: 

  • Field Leader – Hiking: Sept. 19-20 or Nov. 14-15
  • Navigation Maps & Compass: Sept. 26-27 or Oct. 24-25
  • Field Leader – Winter: date to be announced

Webinars include:

  • Intro to Hiking: Sept. 23, Oct. 20 or Nov. 18
  • Leave No Trace: Oct. 6
  • Tick Prevention: Sept. 15
  • Wildlife Encounters & Safety: date to be announced

Fast Facts

  • Dates, locations and costs vary, depending upon the course or webinar.
  • Learn more and register at www.hikenovascotia.ca
  • COVID-19 public health guidelines will be followed for in-person courses, which include indoor and outdoor sessions. 
  • Partners include the NS Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, the Outdoor Council of Canada, Leave No Trace Canada, the District of Chester, AtlanTick Repellent Products and the NS Department of Lands and Forestry Natural Resources Education Centre.
  • Hike Nova Scotia encourages and promotes a growing hiking culture throughout our great province. We strive to be the voice for those who hike, walk and snowshoe. With every step we’re building a community of outdoor adventure enthusiasts.

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Hike NS Introduces Hiking Virtually

How do you introduce people to hiking in the middle of a pandemic? In an age where in-person workshops aren’t allowed and group hikes a no-go, Hike Nova Scotia came up with a solution: go virtual with an Intro to Hiking webinar.


“Now that Nova Scotians are allowed back into parks and on the trails we figured there would be interest since people were so thirsty to get back outside,” says Janet Barlow, Executive Director of Hike NS and the webinar presenter. “The webinar is our way of engaging people who want to start hiking or hike more but want some basic knowledge to stay safe and have a good experience.”

Event Details

Date: Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 7 pm
Cost: $20 (free for Hike NS paid members), non-members receive a free one-year individual membership
Registration Deadline: May 27 (webinar spaces are limited)
Registration Link: Learn more and register at www.hikenovascotia.ca

Fast Facts

  • This “taster” session covers how to prepare for a hike and hiking best practices.
  • It includes information you need before you leave, what to bring and wear, self-care and hiking etiquette.
  • The one-and-a-half hour webinar also includes a half-hour question and answer session. 
  • Hike NS thanks the NS Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage for its support. 
  • Hike NS encourages and promotes a growing hiking culture throughout the province, striving to be the voice for those who hike, walk and snowshoe.


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For more information on these events or Hike Nova Scotia contact:

Janet Barlow, Hike Nova Scotia
(902) 932-6902