Eager to stretch your legs close to home? Want to see more familiar faces in your neighbourhood? Heart&Stroke Walkabout™ and Halifax Regional Municipality can help! You’ll get all you need to experience the great walking opportunities we enjoy in the HRM.
HRM is partnering with Heart&Stroke Walkabout to help bring the benefits of walking to our neighbourhoods. Walkabout aims to help all Nova Scotians discover the benefits of walking within their communities. Their vision is to create and sustain a revitalized culture of walking in Nova Scotia. This comprehensive program includes a media campaign, contests, support for walking groups and walk-friendly workplaces, access to pedometers, and an interactive website to help you discover it all.
Neighbourhood walking is made easier with walking groups. Walking groups can be formal, or informal like a group of friends who agree to walk together and motivate each other while exploring HRM. Some walk outdoors, others indoors or both. Some don’t even all walk together but still motivate and challenge each other using the Walkabout website. All walking groups can help create healthy neighbours and healthy neighbourhoods!
Looking for direction for your walking adventures? Aside from the Heart and Stroke Walkabout website, be sure to check out: www.halifax.ca/recreation and click 'Walking in HRM' to see the "Get Out Check it Out - Walk - Hike - Bike HRM" resource. It outlines 16 different trails/walking routes throughout the HRM region. For each trail/route there is a map, photos, location and entry points, as well as information on trail uses, bus routes to get you there, and a time estimate on the trail plus distance per trail.
For more information on trails be sure to check out: www.trails.gov.ns.ca
Looking for an adventure or treasure hunt during your walk? Try “Geocaching”: http://atlanticgeocaching.com/index.php
Walkabout Project Manager
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia
Park Lane Mall, Level 3
5657 Spring Garden Road, Box 245
Halifax, NS, B3J 3R4
902-423-7682 ext. 3346.
Presenting sponsor: Pfizer Canada
Major Sponsors: Nova Scotia Department of Health
Supported by: Public Health Agency of Canada
Nova Scotia Egg Producers
Heart&Stroke Walkabout is a provincial initiative led by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia in partnership with the Nova Scotia Department of Health Promotion and Protection and the Ecology Action Centre. Heart&Stroke Walkabout is a five-year initiative which officially launched in October 2007.
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