Nova Scotia Through My Lens

     I created HalifaxTrails.ca in 2009 as I started to explore new areas of our great outdoors.  I relied mostly on word of mouth to find new places.  Searching online for maps, photos, and videos of local trails didn’t turn up many useful, reliable resources, so I decided to create them myself.

     Through the years I have thoroughly documented all of my outdoor adventures and put endless hours into creating detailed guides that I offer to the public for free.  As an amateur photographer with basic equipment, I head out on outdoor adventures with the intent of bringing an audience along with me.   Read more about me here.


 Nova Scotia Parks, Trails & Wilderness Areas.

 📸©Greg Taylor

Videos: Outdoor Adventures Near Halifax, Nova Scotia

Halifax Trails Outdoor Adventure Videos

     My collection of videos from past adventures while hiking, biking, paddling, camping.  If you enjoy them, please subscribe on YouTube.  © 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 newfound appreciation for the beauty of untouched wilderness.  These early days played a big part in why I created HalifaxTrails.ca.

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