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Camino Nova Scotia


Canada's Own Camino of the Shores

Since 2014, Camino Nova Scotia has "made pilgrimage local." Pilgrimage is spiritual travel for transformation. Camino NS offers group walking pilgrimages in—you guessed it—Nova Scotia! Our walks are set in our gorgeous Maritime province where anywhere you go you're never far from the sea. Discover more about yourself in community as you also discover the Gaelic, Mi’kmaq, and Acadian histories of the Land under your feet.

Announcing our 2023 walks & events!


From a Camino Cape Breton walk to a Writing & Artistic Creation Retreat, Camino Nova Scotia has an idea - and a path - for you!

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Pop-up pilgrimages (completed)

To register for the Monastery pop-up pilgrimage on the North Shore,


To register for the Halifax pop-up pilgrimage in Point Pleasant Park


Saturday April 8th

a/ Monastery Nova Scotia, led by Matthew Anderson. Visiting the grotto and the sacred spring.

b/ Pop-Up pilgrimage in the Halifax area, led by Rob Fennell


Spirituality Through Our Feet: a walking and creating weekend



Fri May 5 to Sun May 7

A weekend retreat, where short walks are interspersed with guided times of artistic creative time. For writers, artists, cartoonists, or whatever creative project you have in mind!


St Margaret’s Bay NS. Led by Matthew Anderson and Kimber McNabb from the Atlantic School of Theology.


Cape Breton Caminos


For more info & to

register for the Sun July 16 to Sat July 22 Cape Breton Camino CLICK HERE

For more info & to register for the Thurs Aug 31 to Mon Sept 4 Cape Breton Labour Day Camino CLICK HERE

Sun July 16 - Sat July 22

(5 days’ walk)

Location: Celtic Shores Coastal Trail, Troy Station to Inverness. Walk led by Matthew Anderson


Thurs Aug 31-Mon Sept 4

Labour Day Long Wkend Camino  

(3 days of walking)

Celtic Shores Coastal Trail. Walk led by Matthew Anderson


North Shore Storytelling Camino

Mon Aug 21 to Friday Aug 25

(3 days of walking)

Location: North Shore, Tatamagouche area. Led by Rev. Nicole Uzans.

For more info & to register for this North Shore Storytelling Camino, CLICK HERE


Annapolis Valley Fall Camino

Sun Sept 24 to Sat Sept 30

(5 days’ walk)

Location: Annapolis Valley (Harvest Moon) Linear Trail; Grand Pre to Annapolis Royal.

Walk will be led by Matthew Anderson

For more info & to register for this Annapolis Valley Fall Camino, CLICK HERE


South Shore Fall Camino

Tues Oct 10 to Sat Oct 14

(3-4 days’ walk)

Walk will be led by the founder of Camino NS, Rob Fennell (author of Camino Close to Home)

Location: South Shore Linear Trail (Rum Runner’s Trail). A portion of Lunenburg to Halifax

For more info & to register for this South Shore Fall Camino, CLICK HERE

A Review of our 2022 pilgrimages

It was a great fall of walking and experiencing Nova Scotia!

Pilgrims waving after walking the length of the Annapolis Valley

Happy that we made it? You bet!

There's a lot to appreciate in nature at 3.5 km an hour!

Annapolis Valley pilgrims celebrate arriving in Annapolis Royal in early Oct 2022
Four friends made by the trail between Grand Pré and Annapolis Royal

Looking back at 2022, despite Storm Fiona, we got out on three walks...

One pop-up pilgrimage near Halifax, one week-long trek along the Annapolis Valley...

...and a Gaelic themed North Shore pilgrimage weekend based out of Pictou

2022 was a great year for Camino Nova Scotia. We gathered with friends from NS and from across Canada to explore trails and learn to be in community step-by-step as we took time to walk "outside the routine"...

Our pilgrimages included some surprises: the local lobster plant's sale, enabling us to enjoy a wonderful lobster supper, the rerouting (an rerouting again) of our walks through Pictou county because of downed trees, and the fabulous fiddle music we enjoyed in Pictou from a prize-winning local resident...

But most of all, the friends made and the memories created every step of the way. Laughing in the kitchen as we made Finnish pancakes, coming across that message Kathleen left for us in chalk along the trail, or making it through the long day to find Shawna waiting with fresh-baked cookies!

Our Pilgrimages

Experience Land, History, Spirituality, and Nations Through Your Feet



Camino Nova Scotia is under the umbrella of the Atlantic School of Theology in Halifax. Camino NS was started by Dr Rob Fennell in 2014

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Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage

AST and Camino Nova Scotia are grateful to the Province of Nova Scotia for funding to make possible the appointment of its new part-time director. We're especially thankful to the Office of Gaelic Affairs for ongoing support of Camino Nova Scotia: Slighe nan Gàidheal | Gaels’ Trail.

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