walk the wilderness

Along the banks of the scenic Shubenacadie Canal Waterway, there are many trails through woodlands and historical canal works. Parts of these trails form part of the Great Trail (formerly the Trans-Canada Trail), while others wind through municipal and provincial parks. Many of these are multi-use trails and are accessible as well as easy for most everyone to hike. During the winter, these same trails offer opportunities for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

Want to know more about hiking the Shubenacadie Canal Waterway’s trails? Please visit the links below:

NovaScotia.com (external site): Tourism Nova Scotia provides a comprehensive listing of trails in Nova Scotia with details such as location, length, difficulty, and amenities on site.

Halifax.ca (external site): Details on trails located within Halifax Regional Municipality, which includes the Shubenacadie Canal Waterway from Dartmouth to Grand Lake.

EastHants.ca (external site): Details on trails located within the Municipality of East Hants, which includes the Shubenacadie Canal Waterway from Grand Lake to Maitland (west side of the river).

Colchester.ca (external site): Details on trails located within the Municipality of Colchester, which includes the Shubenacadie Canal Waterway from near the village of Shubenacadie to the Bay of Fundy (east side of the river).

Hike Nova Scotia (external site): A collection of other resources to help find trails throughout Nova Scotia.

Trails Nova Scotia (external site): Although this website has not been updated since 2012, it provides several detailed downloadable maps of trails across the province.