Halifax to Lunenburg trail funding announcement

Outdoor Opportunities Await on Halifax to Lunenburg Trail

Destination Trail to Stretch 109km

January 17, 2014 - St. Margaret’s Bay, NS


Nova Scotia is upgrading, unifying and branding seven of its trails as a new outdoor adventure tourism product: a continuous 109km hiking and cycling route from Halifax to Lunenburg. The destination trail will be promoted as a new way for visitors to experience two of the province’s most popular destinations—and all the scenic communities in between. 

Representatives from each of the seven trail systems have formed the Halifax to Lunenburg Steering Committee to spearhead the project, which includes the development of a trail brand, wayfinding signs, information kiosks, improved access points, amenity and rest areas and a mobile-compatible website. The committee is collaborating with communities along the trail corridor and using local suppliers for goods and services related to the project. 

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NS Trails applauds federal funding announcement for Trans Canada Trail

January 8, 2014 - The Nova Scotia Trails Federation (NS Trails), as the recognized agent for the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) in Nova Scotia, applauds the Federal Government’s announcement of up to $25 million in funding to support the connection of the TCT from coast to coast to coast by 2017, in time for the 150th anniversary of confederation.

“This is particularly great news for NS Trails and our TCT partners here in Nova Scotia,” said Blaise MacEachern, Chair of the NS Trails TCT Committee.  “In Nova Scotia, we are just over 42 per cent connected, while nationally the trail is 72 per cent complete,’’ added MacEachern.

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NS Trails encourages Nova Scotians to celebrate the 11th annual International Trails Day


May 31, 2013 - Nova Scotians are invited to join Nova Scotia Trails and volunteer, community-based trail groups across the province in celebrating the 11th Annual International Trails Day this Saturday, June 1, 2013. It’s a day members of the trail community in Nova Scotia celebrate their trails and trail building accomplishments and encourage public use of the fabulous recreational opportunity these trails provide to the public.

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Gender equity survey garners great response

Nova Scotia Trails recently conducted an online survey on trail use by women and girls in Nova Scotia and their involvement in on trail and in the trails movement. This was part of a Gender Equity initiative for which we received funding from the Department of Health and Wellness. The survey went live on December 16, 2014 and closed on January 26, 2015. We sought input from women and girls in Nova Scotia. The response to our survey far surpassed our expectations, with a total of 1,843 respondents. We would like to thank our members for participating and spreading the word, and are grateful to the many Nova Scotians who took the time to fill out the survey. We look forward to analyzing and sharing the results. 


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