What a great Camino season 2023 turned out to be!
Missed our fantastic 2023 Caminos in Cape Breton, the Annapolis Valley, and along the South Shore? No worries! We're already planning 2024!!
Camino Nova Scotia
Canada's Own Camino of the Shores
Since 2014, as part of the educational outreach of the Atlantic School of Theology, Camino Nova Scotia has "made pilgrimage local." Pilgrimage is spiritual travel for transformation. Camino NS offers guided group walking pilgrimages in—you guessed it—Nova Scotia! Our local Caminos are set along the four shores of 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.
A Review of our 2022 pilgrimages
For a full photo album of our July 2023 Cape Breton Camino, see our Facebook page!
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!
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
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.