Thanks for your interest in supporting the site.  Despite the sizeable amount of traffic the site receives and the large audience it reaches, funding it is a major struggle.  With no government grants or corporate dealings, I’m able to be independent at a cost (about me).

     The site is currently not at a level of economic self-sufficiency.  My goal is to garner enough support not only to keep online and free to the public, but to be able to devote more time and resources into updating, improving and expanding.  You can help me achieve that goal in 3 simple ways:

Support – Funded Solely by These 3 Methods:

1) Contribute:

   Contribute any amount.  I have no government grants or corporate funding and have done what I can on a shoestring budget. 100% secure transactions via PayPal or encrypted credit card payment.

     All supporters names are displayed under the “Supporters” heading on  Feel free to include a website link or special instructions for your listing. Contact me with the info or leave a note with with contribution.

     To be listed as a Top Supporter: 1) >$500. 2) >$100. 3) >$50.   Values set thanks to the generosity of the current top supporters.

2019 To Date: Olimometer 2.52

     See my Amazon Wishlist of equipment I hope to acquire to increase the quality of content on

2) Shop:

online hiking, camping, paddling and outdoor equipment

Amazon     Support by bookmarking this link to use for your Amazon shopping.  I receive a small commission on all Amazon purchases from that link, via their affiliate program.

shop is a personally curated mix of products that catch my eye when I’m researching equipment.  It’s full of outdoor recreation gear, books and my own photography.  I receive a small commission (roughly 5%) on all Amazon product purchases and a larger percentage for my photography.

    With product price history tracking and custom price drop alerts, you’ll have powerful tools for great deals.  Save your favourites for later with shareable wishlists.  Stay tuned to the daily deals section for today’s best buys, and spread the word!halifax trails hiking t-shirt support

     Purchase a T-Shirt.  Look stylish on the trail or on the couch, and support at the same time.  Remember to tag your adventures on social media: #HalifaxTrails.

3) Click, Share, Subscribe, Like & Comment:

     Clicking on ads throughout the site helps pay for the yearly web hosting fees.  At a rate of pennies per click, it’s not much but it’s what pays that bill.  (With regular contributions or shop purchases, I’d gladly get rid of the ads).

     The simple act of Sharing, linking to my pages, “liking“, commenting, following and subscribing is a huge help.  All forms of interaction and engagement are valuable feedback and a huge boost to algorithmic rankings.  These simple acts are very helpful factors behind audience growth.  More importantly, knowing my work is appreciated is my main reward and motivation.

     Leave a testimonial.  Has helped you? Do you recommend it to others?  Let me hear your feedback & publish your testimonial:

Top Contributions:

Thank you for making possible!

1) Steve Morley

2) Pat Sims-Eastwood, Oliver Doepner.

3)Willy’s Freshcut Fries & Burgers.

All Contributions:

Gail Stacey, Gretchen Amirault, John van Gurp, Carla M.,  Laura McDonald,  Patrick Taylor,  Frederick Rivard,  Jonathan Woelber,  Tamera Murdock,  Lesley Brechin.

2019 To Date: Olimometer 2.52

Special Thanks

People, Organizations, & Businesses Who Have Helped Me Along The Way:

The Sackville Rivers Association

     Walter Regan is a wealth of knowledge and long been doing important, constructive work to benefit both the environment and the citizens of Halifax.  I was privileged to sit down with Mr. Regan to learn about the many factors at play with regards to the state of nature protection in our city.  A consistent “re-tweeter” of my Halifax Trails Twitter posts.

Friends of Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes Society

     Doing great work to try to create North America’s largest urban wilderness park.  I’ve had informative discussions with board members including Richard Vinson and Mark Young.  Mark has a great YouTube channel and has been a supporter of my YouTube channel.

Willy’s Freshcut Fries & Burgers

     You haven’t truly experienced downtown Halifax if you didn’t stop at Willy’s.  Consistently voted the #1 poutine in the city.  A friend, good samaritan and supporter of everything I do.

     Thanks to all of you who “follow”, subscribe, “like”, share, re-tweet, and comment.  Besides motivating me, your actions directly help to expand my reach.  I genuinely appreciate all of it!