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 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Information

Many services listed in our Community Recreation Database ( / NS Trails Guide have reduced hours or are currently closed to the public. We advise that you call ahead to confirm services / trails are open and available before attending in person.

Follow Public Health guidelines for the county you are in.  Always wear a mask in public, including outdoors where physical distancing cannot be maintained.

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Canoe Kayak Nova Scotia


Located In Halifax Regional Municipality
Where To Find Us
5516 Spring Garden Rd
Halifax, NS B3J 1G6
Areas Served Nova Scotia
Social Media Facebook
Phone (902) 425-5454 ext 316
Contact Madeline Lawler, Organizational Administrator; Phone: 902-425-5450; Email:
Fax (902) 425-5606
Description & Services
Information Canoe Kayak Nova Scotia (CKNS) is a non-profit society that fosters the growth and development of safe and environmentally responsible, recreational stand up paddle boarding, canoeing and kayaking in Nova Scotia: through training, promotion, advocacy and stewardship. 
CKNS is the official voice of recreational canoeing and kayaking in the province. 
We are supported financially by members, and by the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage for the province. 
We have developed several strategies for supporting and encouraging recreational paddling: 
Paddling resources, 
Route maintenance, 
Recreational area and environmental protection through advocacy, and 
Promotion through displays and event hosting. 
COVID-19 updates and responses are available on the CKNS Facebook Page.
Special Information
Tags Annapolis Valley Connect ; Canoe/Kayak ; Cape Breton Connect ; COVID- Stay active Outdoors ; Fundy Connect ; Highland Connect ; NS Trail Guide ; Provincial Recreation Organizations ; Recreation Categories ; South Shore Connect
Categories - General Boating Safety Education ; Canoeing ; Displays/Exhibits ; Kayaking ; Outdoor Environmental Education ; Public Awareness/Education ; Recreation and Sport Organizations ; Recreation Related Expense Assistance ; Trail Development Advocacy Groups and Organizations ; Volunteer Opportunities