Cape to Cape Trail

Upcoming Events

Our group encourages participation in our project through a variety of events. Join us for trail building activities, ladies days or come out and hike the trail as part of a group. If you'd like to add an activity, please contribute!

Outdoor Leader (Hiking) Course offered by hiker/teacher Shauna Heighton, OCC: Saturday, May 26, 2018
Location: Trenton Park

OCC Field Leader - Hiking Course

May 26-27, 2018

Trenton Park - Trenton, Nova Scotia

A two-day course with a systematic approach to planning and managing a one-day hiking activity.

This nationally recognized course will provide participants with Outdoor Council of Canada (OCC) training in Field Leader – Hiking as well as the skills to organize and lead others in a one day, educational or activity-based experience in a natural environment. The program is suitable for hiking club leaders, trail group volunteers, recreation department staff, teachers, 4H leaders, Scout and Guide leaders, parents or individuals interested in leading hikes. The course will be delivered by OCC certified instructor, Shauna Heighton.  It is offered through the Cape to Cape Trail Hikers Group.

This is a two-day course offered in Trenton Park in Trenton, NS.  Course will be run on Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27,2018 from 9 am to 5 pm each day with short breaks throughout. There are both indoor and outdoor elements.

To be hiking leaders, participants should have some hiking experience and be able to participate in a low risk natural environment hike on a designated trail while carrying what they will need for the day outside. Participants are required to read a manual beforehand. Participants who successfully meet the course outcomes will earn Outdoor Council of Canada Field Leader – Hiking certification along with the necessary skills to be a confident hiking leader. Most of the instruction will be in the classroom with some experiential lessons on the trail. Participants must attend the full two-day course in order to receive certification. For further information regarding Field Leader - Hiking Certification, please go to the Outdoor Council of Canada.


The registration cost is $90.00. Registration includes a course manual and a one-year membership with the Outdoor Council of Canada. All participants must sign a waiver. Further course information will be provided upon registration. Participants are responsible for their own accommodation, meals and transportation.

If you wish to attend please email C2C / Eric Wilson at

PS: COST - we have applied for funding and are confident that we will be approved. There are no guarantees at this time, but if successful we may be able to reimburse ​participants part or all of the fee. Thanks!

For more information on upcoming events or general inquiries, please contact the Pictou County Cape to Cape Trail Group at (902) 485-5404 or email