A multi-day trek along the worlds highest tides!

Cape Chignecto Trail is a 51 km (32 mile) trek in Eastern Canada, Nova Scotia. Hike to the top of dramatic rock formations and towering cliffs overlooking sandy beaches tinged with red. As is a necessity with most coastal hiking, you have to sometimes to leave the coast. Find your way through the lush boreal forest where rushing streams intersect the trail and continue cascading down the cliffs towards the ocean. It’s a wonderful sight, wherever you look.
This hike is a truly remarkable experience!

Show up with only your personal gear and let us take care of the rest! Enjoy coffee served to your tent in the morning, delicious home made meals at night, and watch the sun set as you kick back and reconnect with nature.

Dates and Bookings

Adventure Dates 2024:

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Have a group of friends who want to get out? We can put together a private trip just for you! 

Adventure Rates:
  • Participants:

    CAD $975 + applicable taxes

  • Information package will be given upon registration
  • We value small groups - limited to 6 adventurers
  • This is a co-ed trip

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Itinerary and Gear

Planned Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Today is for the pre-trip meeting only. Arrive in Halifax, breathe in the ocean air and check out some sights before meeting up with the group at the Trail Shop for 5pm for the pre-trip meeting. That evening we will go through our gear, distribute group gear, and chat about our amazing adventure.

    We recommend booking your hotel at the Atlantica

  • Day 2:

    We will wake up full of excitement and anticipation. Our shuttle will pick us up at the Atlantica and we'll make our way to Cape Chignecto Provincial Park. Today will start our hike along the beach before turning inland and exploring the amazing boreal forest! Popping back to the shoreline we will take in the amazing Three Sisters rock formation. We will rest our heads at the Seal Cove where a lookout close to the trail offers the perfect spot to watch the sunset over the ocean – 20km, 375m of elevation gain, 275m of elevation loss.

  • Day 3:
    Enjoy your morning coffee, pack your bag, and lace up your boots. Today we are in for a treat and most of the day we stay by the ocean's side. It will be our most challenging day but the panoramic ocean views are worth it! We will spend the night at Big Bald Rock - 9.1 km.
  • Day 4:
    Sleep in and let your body rest. Today is a shorter day, although what it lacks in distance it makes up for in magnificence! Our route will take us past the infamous Cape Chignecto. Here we can watch the waves collide and sea birds ride the air currents. Once at camp we can explore the beach looking for various treasures! Arrr, Matey!!! We will spend the night at Refugee Cove - 9 km.
  • Day 5:
    Today we get to sit back and enjoy the sounds of the ocean. Fuelled by dreams of hot showers, a short jaunt takes us back to civilization. If the tides allow we will enjoy the last km walking along the beach back to our shuttle. We will then sit back and relax as we are transported back to Halifax - 11.5km.
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Level of Difficulty

This trip is designed for those with an intermediate fitness level. Being self sufficient for 4 days will create a heavy pack. You should have the ability to carry ~30 lbs for up to 6 hours with little elevation gain, but over undulating roots and rocks. But don't stress we can help you get physically ready for this adventure!

If you have the fitness level, minimal experience is needed for backpacking; let me teach you!

6 week hiking fitness program      Hiking Fitness Series  

Have questions swirling around, don't hesitate to contact me. I am here to help!

Wanting a little more help getting ready for this adventure? Get Outside has partnered with women-owned Omnia Movement & Performance based out of Canmore, AB. Chelsea will collaborate with you to develop a plan that will help you get the most out of your hike. Her programs are designed to help you physically and mentally prepare for all of the challenges you'll face along the trail, even those boulder fields.


Gear, Food and Lodging


  • Backcountry skills learning
  • Wilderness pass for each night
  • Tents for camping - we prefer people from the same "bubble" share tents as some campgrounds have limited tent platforms. Strangers will not be paired together unless requested to help decrease pack weight

  • Amazingly delicious food from the evening on day 1 to lunch on the last day
  • The expertise from an ACMG Guide
  • An on trail physiotherapist

  • All Group Gear - stoves, pots, food storage materials, water treatment, sunblock, bug spray
  • All Safety Equipment - bear spray, first aid kit, emergency communication device, and tarp

Participants must provide:

  • Accommodations the night before getting on the trail
  • Transportation to the Halifax, NS
  • Breakfast and lunch day 1 and supper on the last day
  • Personal Gear (Can be arranged for an additional fee)
    Personal Gear List  
  • Transportation from Halifax, NS to the trailhead (if closer to the date COVID-19 restrictions allow, we will provide transportation from Halifax to the trailhead)


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