Helping to Build Vibrant and Healthy Communities 

We have more than 10,000 kilometres of trails to explore throughout Nova Scotia, spanning wilderness areas, rural communities and urban centres alike. Our vast networks of outdoor trails are a great source of pride for Nova Scotians. 

The Nova Scotia Trails Federation (NS Trails) is the collective voice of the trails sector. We are proud to provide resources and support to more than 140 volunteer community groups and municipalities across the province, helping them to build and maintain safe and enjoyable trail experiences for all. We are also the official provincial partner of the Trans Canada Trail, the longest trail network in the world.

There are an additional six provincial trail user groups under the NS Trails membership umbrella, including the ATV Association of Nova Scotia, Snowmobile Association of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Off Road Riders Association, Bicycle Nova Scotia, Canoe Kayak Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Equestrian Federation. Together, we represent and support thousands of trail users, managers and builders across the province. 

NS Trails is also the lead coordinating partner with government on the Shared Strategy for Trails in Nova Scotia. Launched in 2019, the Shared Strategy is a roadmap for the future of the trails sector, based on years of consultation between government, landowners, Mi’kmaq communities, businesses, and stakeholders.