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Nova Scotia Through My Lens

     Compiled through years of Nova Scotia wilderness exploration,  this library of photos and videos document my shoestring budget outdoor adventures.  I created HalifaxTrails.ca as a way to express my appreciation of Nova Scotia’s natural beauty, share it with others and enable them to experience it for themselves.  More about me

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 Nova Scotia Parks, Trails & Wilderness Areas.

 📸©Greg Taylor

Videos: Outdoor Adventures Near Halifax, Nova Scotia

Outdoor Adventures Near Halifax, Nova Scotia – Hiking, Biking & Paddling Videos.

     My collection of videos from past outdoor adventures.  Hiking, biking, paddling, camping near Halifax, Nova Scotia.  I put a lot of time into shooting and editing these videos on a shoestring budget.  I do what I can with basic software and camera equipment.  If you enjoy them, please like and subscribe on YouTube and support my work so I can keep improving and create more videos, maps & guides to share with everyone free of charge.  Thanks to my supporters, I was able to purchase a much-improved 360° camera in August of 2020 (thank you!).

© Greg Taylor


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About Me

     A lifelong Haligonian, I fondly remember family bike rides at Point Pleasant Park, beach combing at McNabs Island, and acting out epic childhood adventures at York Redoubt.  The outdoors was an important part of my childhood.   Enthusiasm for the outdoors is behind every adventure I share, which I hope entices more explorers to “Canada’s ocean playground”.

     My favourite jobs, sports, and other recreational activities have always been outdoors.  As a kid, I played in the yard, at the park or biked around the city.  During university at St. Francis Xavier and Saint Mary’s University, I planted trees in Spring and Summer for the forestry industry.  It involved hauling heavy loads of trees through kilometers of clearcut wastelands in every manner of inclement weather with nowhere to take shelter.  I learned a lot of valuable lessons testing my physical and mental limits with the daily adversities.  I eventually thrived on the challenges and became a highly productive planter, planting many hundreds of thousands of trees during my few seasons.

     Beyond the life lessons; a major thing that stuck with me from tree planting was the feeling of disgust at the abhorrent treatment of our environment.  Each day in remote clear-cuts, hidden from public view, felt like living a dystopian future that I didn’t want any part in creating.  I gained a new-found appreciation for the beauty of wilderness in its natural state.  These early days played a big part in why I created HalifaxTrails.ca.

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