Announcing our #trailvibesns Photo Contest winners

After making many hard choices, our volunteer judges are thrilled to announce the #trailvibesns Photo Contest winners. The following winners not only provided great quality photos, their photo captions also responded to the questions we asked in our contest rules.



@angelanorah - "Wilderness therapy"

The following photo takes home a lovely gift basket provided by St. John Ambulance, which includes a $120 gift card toward any our their course offerings!


I joked about having a quarter century crisis but sometime between October and now it has become less of a joke and more of a reality. The last few months I've been struggling with my mental health and based on a lot of conversations I've had with friends I'm not alone. This transition time between university party times and responsible member of the working world brings with it a lot of pressure to figure out what you want to do for the rest of your life, what kind of person do you want to be, what are you passionate about, what are you good at? Not knowing the answers to these questions or sometimes not knowing where to even start looking for them can lead to a lot of negative thoughts and a pretty overwhelming sense of helplessness. In this rocky time of self discovery it's becoming pretty clear to me how inextricably linked mental and physical health are and how hard it is to stay feeling shitty when you are pouring yourself a cup of tea, breathing in the crisp winter air and watching a badass sunset like this one. .. .. #wildernesstherapy #findingmyhappy #existentialcrisis #optoutside #trailvibesns #halifax #novascotia #hike #sunset #BellLetsTalk

A post shared by Angela McCarthy (@angelanorah) on Feb 7, 2017 at 4:41pm PST


@capebretonhiker - "Snowshoeing on Benjie's Lake Trail"

The photographer below earns a delicious $150 gift card for Sweet Ride Cycling in beautiful Mahone Bay, NS!


@exploreeast - "Magical snow and sunlight"

Last but certainly not least, this stunning scene wins the photographer a whopping $250 gift card for Sport Chek, courtesy of Sport Chek Dartmouth Crossing!


Our photo contest judges faced a very difficult task in narrowing down the plethora of incredible photos to just three winners. Here are the runners-up:

Thank you to our fantastic prize sponsors!

Sport Chek Dartmouth Crossing   Sweet Ride Cycling   St. John Ambulance NS / PEI


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