Canada's Camino of the Coasts
Camino Nova Scotia is an initiative of the Atlantic School of Theology, Halifax, and was instigated by Dr Rob Fennell of AST in 2014. Camino NS facilitates spiritual, educational, and cultural/social events centred around walking, as well as planning and carrying out “local Caminos” or walks. These walks are guided group pilgrimages of approximately 10 to 15 persons along well-marked public trails (“rails to trails”, Trans Canada Trail, etc.) on the Nova Scotia mainland and in Cape Breton. Our local Nova Scotia Caminos generally vary in length from three days to one week.
Four pilgrim routes
Since 2014, Camino NS has developed group pilgrimage walks along four long-distance routes. Roughly, these are 1/ from Lunenburg to Halifax (South Shore Peace and Friendship Way), 2/ from Grand Pré to Annapolis Royal (the Annapolis Valley Trail), 3/some portion of the Pictou to Pugwash (North Shore Trail), and 4/ the Gaels' Trail, roughly from Creignish to Inverness, Cape Breton
Camino NS's pilgrimages are almost always group experiences. We experience the land together, in community, supporting one another as we learn more about the trail and about each other