I created HalifaxTrails.ca in 2009 as I started to explore new areas of our great outdoors. I relied mostly on word of mouth to find new places. Searching online for maps, photos and videos of local trails didn’t turn up many results, so I decided to create them myself. Through the years I’ve documented most of my trips in hopes of helping people explore the amazing natural resources which make Halifax and Nova Scotia so beautifully unique. It is my view that the more people we can get out enjoying nature, the more aware we become collectively of how fragile, threatened and under-funded our natural assets are. As these places become well known to the public, their preservation will hopefully become more important to those in a position to do something about it. (the collective saving of Blue Mountain Birch Cove Lakes wilderness area being my proudest example).
Born and raised in Halifax, I’ve always had great memories of bike rides at Point Pleasant Park, beach combing at McNabs Island, and acting out epic childhood adventures at York Redoubt. Being outdoors was a big part of my childhood and I strive to help others have the same great memories and appreciation for nature that my outdoor adventures instilled in me.
I have put a lot of time and effort into the site through the years, and have learned many valuable lessons and skills along the way. It has been a joy to share my work with the public and get feedback from people who feel as passionate as I do about the amazing places we have in our own backyard. I gladly respond to emails from tourists and locals alike and am proud to say I’ve helped many people discover our great outdoors. Through Halifax Trails I’ve been able to help promote the work of local volunteer organizations, and environmental causes while staying independent and self-funded. You can help support my work by clicking here.
Thank you, and happy trails!