Hiking Tours in Nova Scotia

Here is a guest blog by popular travel blogger Rob Barham

If you want to hike in Nova Scotia, whether you are an experienced hiker or not, you can easily take a tour which starts and ends in Halifax, the capital of this ocean influenced Canadian province. Although the hike is primary, tours also include experiences that will give you insight into Canadian history and culture. It’s possible to get tours which transport your bags from point to point to save your back too if desired.

Accommodation on the trekking tours is typically at cozy Bed and Breakfast hotels where you will get a warm Nova Scotia welcome.

Nova Scotia is one of Canada’s maritime provinces and can easily be reached by a flight from the UK to Halifaxwhich only takes about 6 hours with a direct flight. Nova Scotia has a very diverse nature and is ideal for hiking adventures. Also recommended for active holidaymakers is cycling, kayaking, fishing and sailing.

Halifax
It is easy to find your way around Halifax and most of the city’s attractions are within walking distance. The harbour area is pleasant with old restored warehouse buildings. It is also where the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic has their home.

Local Highlights
Crystal Crescent Beach, about 40 km south of Halifax. From the beach you can see the lighthouse on Sambro Island, which is the oldest functioning in North America.

White Point Beach Resort, located by the sea. Our resort is full of history and was once (1928), a private hunting and fishing lodge. Today it is a well-functioning resort with many activities. Try the tasty lobster, which Nova Scotia is so famous for.

Kejimkujik National Park, enjoys a coastal landscape with tundra-like vegetation an dramatic rock formations along the beach. Look for seals and beautiful orchids. Go inland and explore the huge wilderness area with forests, many lakes and rich wildlife. You will walk in a in a relatively flat terrain between 300 years old trees.

Brier Island – Whale watching in the Bay of Fundy. An awe inspiring experience. There is no guarantee you will see them but there is a good chance you will see whales and dolphins.

Tips
If you have not bought any equipment for the hiking tour, you have a good opportunity here in Halifax. Canadians are good at “outdoor wear”, and you get great value for money on brands like The North Face and of course Canada Goose.

At night the city tour Ghost Walk of Historic Halifax is highly recommended. It need not be booked but the meeting place is to gather at the Old Town Clock, located halfway up the hill to the Halifax Citadel – an old British fort.

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