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Hike NS Field Leader - Hiking course, Tidnish Bridge

Hike Nova Scotia PO Box 31076 Gladstone Halifax


Field Leader – Hiking

This nationally recognized course will provide participants with Outdoor Council of Canada (OCC) training in Field Leader – Hiking as well as the skills to organize and lead others in a one day, educational or activity-based experience in a natural environment. 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. The course will be delivered by an OCC certified instructor. It is offered through Hike Nova Scotia in partnership with the NS Chapter of the OCC and supported by the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture, and Heritage.

This is a two-day course running usually from 9 am to 5 pm each day with short breaks throughout. There are both indoor and outdoor elements. There is some travel, usually by car, from the classroom space to local trails and participants are responsible for their own transportation to the course and between the classroom and trails.


The cost is $135 (with an additional 15% off for paid Hike NS members). A reduced fee of $110 is available for Duke of Edinburgh leaders. Registration includes a course manual and a one-year membership with the Outdoor Council of Canada. All participants must sign a waiver. Further course information will be provided upon registration. Participants are responsible for their own accommodation, meals, and transportation.

Register for a Course

Please note that COVID-19 public health protocols will be followed during these courses.

Field Leader – Hiking course: Halifax Sept. 19-20 Course complete

Field Leader – Hiking course: Tidnish Bridge Nov. 14-15 Register Here

Other locations and dates may be added this fall, stay tuned!

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