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Hike NS 2017-18 Courses and Workshops Happening Across NS

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Field Leader – Hiking Courses in NS in 2017

Six Field Leader – Hiking Courses will be offered from June to December in Sydney, Parrsboro, Halifax, Antigonish, Wolfville and Yarmouth. They will provide participants with Outdoor Council of Canada (OCC) national certification in Field Leader – Hiking. This includes skills to organize and lead others in a one day, educational or activity based experience in a natural environment. Courses are two days in length and will provide successful candidates with the necessary skills to be a confident hiking leader. The program is suitable for hiking club leaders, trail group volunteers, recreation department staff, teachers, 4H leaders, Scout and Guide leaders, parents or individuals interested in leading hikes. Courses are taught by OCC certified instructors. The cost is $100 to $125. The course is offered through Hike Nova Scotia in partnership with the Nova Scotia Chapter of the OCC and supported by the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage. For more information, go to www.hikenovascotia.ca

Field Leader – Hiking Course Sydney June 3-4, 2017

A Field Leader – Hiking course will be offered in Sydney on June 3 and 4, 2017. Participants receive Outdoor Council of Canada national certification. The cost is $100 to $125. For more information, go to http://www.hikenovascotia.ca

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Hike NS 2017-18 Courses and Workshops Happening Across Nova Scotia
https://www.hikenovascotia.ca/courses-workshops/

Hike NS’s schedule of courses and workshops across Nova Scotia is now available for 2017-18. Beginning June 2017 through to February 2018, they range from how to share nature with children to how to be a hike leader to navigation.

The specific offerings include:Re-Connecting with Nature Workshops; Field Leader – Hiking Courses; Field Leader – Winter Module; Field Leader – Overnight Module; Navigation Maps & Compass Courses; and WILD Connect Course. Dates, locations and costs vary, depending upon the course or workshop.

Learn more and view the schedules at www.hikenovascotia.ca

Janet Barlow, Executive Director Hike Nova Scotia
(902) 932-6523 info@hikenovascotia.ca www.hikenovascotia.ca

Winter (2017), Hike NS and the Outdoor Council of Canada delivered courses to help you and others get outside. Learn more at www.hikenovascotia.ca.

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Cape Breton Unama’ki Outdoor Network Collaboratory 2017

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May 2017 E-news
       
Outdoor Network Unama’ki Cape Breton Collaboratory

June 1, 2017 Sydney

TD Bank presents the NS Outdoor Network – Unama’ki Cape Breton Collaboratory in Sydney on June 1, 2017. This event is a regional gathering of the outdoor community, taking place from 10 am to 1 pm at Cape Breton University in Sydney (Multipurpose Room B). Participants must register by May 26 here. This is a free event including coffee/tea and a nutrition break. The event aims to build a provincial network by gathering and connecting local stakeholders to share resources, learn from one another and talk about stewardship and more. The collaboratory is for professionals and volunteers interested in the outdoors including outdoor recreation providers, outdoor educators, nature-based tourism operators, park planners, public health, active living, etc. The NS Outdoor Network is a project of Recreation Nova Scotia. The event is a partnership of TD Bank, Recreation Nova Scotia, the Province of Nova Scotia and the Unama’ki Cape Breton Outdoor Network.

There will be other regional gatherings like this one in June and the fall across the province.

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6th Annual Victoria County Trails Day 2017

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6th Annual Victoria County

International Trails Day Celebration 2017

June 3 and 4, 2017 

In Conjunction with the 15th Annual International Trails Day 2017

International Trails Day is an annual celebration of trails to promote trail development, the use of trails & the healthy lifestyle they encourage”. Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) in partnership has been celebrating International Trails Day since June 2012.

Cape Breton Highlands National Park & Local Hiking Guides will lead hikes for our 6th Annual Celebration.

Schedule

Franey Trail

June 3, 2017 – 1:00 pm

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http://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ns/cbreton/activ/randonnee-hiking/franey

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Hiking Look-off Pit Privy

You climb up and up and your reward is at the top! Large flat rocks give you a nice place to sit and enjoy the 360º views of the entire Clyburn Brook canyon and the Atlantic coastline from Cape Smokey to Ingonish. Gaze back at the mountains, the sheer rocky face of Franey Mountain, or the river winding through the valley, 425 m below. Keep an eye out for wildlife – moose like this habitat too.

Length: 7.4 km (4.6 mi) loop
Elevation: 95 – 430 m (310 – 1,410 ft)
Time: 2 – 3 hours
Significant Features: Transition from Acadian to boreal forest, mountain and ocean vistas
Steep climb. Rugged sections. Caution: Keep young children away from the steep cliffs.

Trailhead: Turn off the Cabot Trail just north of the Clyburn River and follow the fire access road for about a kilometre to a small parking lot
GPS Co-ordinates for Trailhead (in decimal degrees):
Lat: 46.660766 Long: -60.422683

Micca Hill Trail

June 4, 2017 – 1:00 pm

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Mica Hill

http://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ns/cbreton/activ/randonnee-hiking/mica

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This breathtaking trail winds through Acadian mixed forest and stunted taiga as it climbs to the wind-swept highlands plateau. It offers 360º views spanning the barrens, the dramatic Aspy fault, coastal villages far below and mountains reaching the most northern tip of Cape Breton. Continue along a narrower footpath to Mica Hill’s remarkable outcrops of quartz and mica.

Length: 7.9 km (4.9 mi) return
Elevation: 260 – 410 m (850 – 1345 ft)
Time: 3 – 3.5 hours
Significant Features: Highlands taiga, mica outcrop
Gradual climb.

Trailhead: Take the Paquette Lake road and park at the lake
GPS Co-ordinates for Trailhead (in decimal degrees):
Lat: 46.834629 Long: -60.434124

Proud Partners for Your Health:

-Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)
-Victoria County
-Parks Canada
-Cape Breton Highlands National Park
-NS Trails
-Hike NS
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***Please see tips for a safe hike at end of this page
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