Adventure Day in the future Halifax Wilderness Park
Date: August 18th
Rain Date: August 19th
Exact meeting details will be sent after registration.
Join the Nature Conservancy of Canada for a day of wild adventures in the future Halifax Wilderness Park! Participants will have the opportunity to try out either stand-up paddle boarding and watersports on Colpitt Lake, mountain biking on the McIntosh Run Watershed Association trails, or hiking a loop with many vistas around the lake followed by a swim. Adventurers will then have a chance to enjoy some snacks and learn more about the Halifax Wilderness Park.
This event is being run in partnership with Hike Nova Scotia, Trips By Transit, McIntosh Run Watershed Association, and Canoe and Kayak Nova Scotia.
Participants will register for one of the available activities (canoe/kayaking, mountain biking, or hike & swim). No experience required yet anyone registering for mountain biking must have access to a bike and helmet.
About the Wilderness Area
The Nature Conservancy of Canada is working alongside Halifax Regional Municipality and the Shaw Group to preserve an already popular hiking and swimming destination in the Williams Lake and Purcell’s Cove area. The future wilderness park contains a rare habitat of jack pine and broom-crowberry barrens, several wetlands, lakes, and mature forest - all of which provide habitat for more than 40 species of birds and other wildlife.
The urban wilderness park will be a sanctuary in the city: a place protected for both wildlife and people, with abundant opportunities for outdoors recreation and nature appreciation.