Links (Recreation)

‘Workin on it


Leave No Trace (Canada)
“Leave No Trace Canada is a national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and inspiring responsible outdoor recreation through education, research and partnerships. Leave No Trace builds awareness, appreciation and respect for our wildlands.”

WRWEO/The Bluff Trail | The Bluff Trail Stewardship Program
“The Bluff Trail Stewardship Program (BTSP) consists of two core concepts: Ecological Stewardship and Community Stewardship.”
For some background, view Bluff Trail Hike in Halifax Field Naturalist by David Patriquin, 2017. “We tend to think that if we get an area protected in some way or another, that’s the end of it. But as more people learn about and begin to access these spaces, they again become threatened. We need to embrace Leave-No-Trace ethic collectively and individually, along with the skills to go with it; that is happening…”

Safety Minded ATV Association
Promotes safety-minded ATV activity. The SMATVA has built and maintains trails in wilderness areas under agreements with Protected Areas

Halifax Trails
“Outdoor Info For Halifax & Beyond”

Nova Scotia Trails
“NS Trails is a Provincial Registered Charity that acts as the collective voice for recreational trails in the province. NS Trails endeavours to create a positive climate that leads to responsible and sustainable development and use of trails for the benefit of all. ”

Halifax Regional Trails Association (HRTA)
“HRTA is….. An organization of community-based volunteers who assist and support community trail groups to develop, build, maintain, and promote a system of interconnecting Active Transportation and other trails in HRM.”

HRTA Proposal for Recreational Trails Program
January, 2018. Explains a lot about funding, demand etc.

Halifax Green Network Plan
August 14, 2018 Regional Council approved the HGNP. For a quick overview, see Our HRM Alliance

HRM Active Transportation

Halifax Integrated Mobility Plan
HRM, 2017, 177 pages (attached to Item No. 3 Committee of the Whole December 5, 2017)

Halifax Active Transportation
Page on HRM website

Making Connections:2014-2019 Halifax Active Transportation Plan
HRM document (2014)

HRM Active Transportation Plan
Consultants’ Report, 2006, 163 pages

Bedford Sackville Connector Greenway: HRM Site | Halifax Magazine story | Bedford Sackville Connector Greenway BioKit Circuit | Trail Map

2018 Atlantic Active Transportation Summit: RESOURCES FROM THE SUMMIT
The summit took place May 23-24, 2018

Sandy Lake Community Profile
NSCAD 2002. View pp 22, 23 on recreation, earlier pages for history of the parks etc; see also
Item No. 11.1.12 Halifax Regional Council December 10, 2013 page 3 for history of Jack lake lands