Halifax North West Trails Association is a not-for-profit society whose objectives are to promote the creation, protection and maintenance of trails in Halifax North West.

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Events & Hikes

  • Open House Blue Mountain Birch Cove Lakes Wilderness
    Sunday, November 2, Drop in 2 to 6 pm

    Open House to discuss and share your ideas for the future of Blue Mountain - Birch Cove Lakes Wilderness Area (BMBCL) with Maskwa Aquatic Club, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society-Nova Scotia Chapter (CPAWS) and Halifax North West Trails Association  (HNWTA)

    Sunday, November 2, Drop in from 2 to 6 pm 

    St Peters Church, 3 Dakin Drive.

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    Map to St Peters Anglican Church, Birch Cove

    Bring your stories, maps or images to share. To read more about the Trail Planning Project, go to  and complete a survey if you cannot come to the Open House. Click here for detailed map of the Wilderness Area.

    Help us gather local knowledge from users, young and old, new and former, to help inform future trail development and use, both front and back country, in the Wilderness Area. This includes experiences from the paddling community who describe the 8-lake loop as “a mini-Keji experience”. New trails will be planned, old ones may be closed if deemed unsuitable, and maps and signage will be a part of this long term plan. It will take several years depending on fund raising to phase in the many outdoor adventure opportunities. The NS Departments of Environment and Natural Resources will be very much involved in next steps and the Department of Health and Wellness is partnering with us to help fund our expert consultants from Cobequid Trails Consulting. 

  • Charlies Lake and Beyond, Hike in BMBCL Wilderness
    Nov 8, 2014

    Charlies Lake and Beyond

    • Date/Time:
      November 8, 2014 at 2 pm
      time: 2.5 hours distance: 8 km
    • Hike Leader:
      John Moore
    • Meeting place:
      Maskwa Aquatic Club Parking lot 91 Saskatoon Drive
    • Status/Rating:
      Moderate Plus (rugged slopes)

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