Nova Scotia Outdoor Network

Get the Inside on the Outside

Nova Scotia Outdoor Network is Nova Scotia's main resource to find outdoor spaces, events and skill building opportunities easily and quickly, so you can get out and enjoy the outdoors.

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What the Outdoor Network Does

The Nova Scotia Outdoor Network, a project of Recreation Nova Scotia, is a coalition of the NS outdoor sector which will strengthen and support the outdoor community in our province through communication, sharing, collaboration and celebration. Its vision is an outdoor community meaningfully connected to one another, to resources and to learning and stewardship opportunities. Ultimately, the Outdoor Network aims to encourage Nova Scotians to get outside more often and participate in low-impact, nature-based activities.Its strategic directions include:

  1. Capacity Building
  2. Communications
  3. Skill Building, Leadership and Education
  4. Professional Networking and Development
  5. Research and Evaluation
  6. Advocacy

Download the  pdf Nova Scotia Outdoor Network Strategic Plan (8.45 MB)

Key Priorities for 2020

  • Annual Summit (Atlantic Outdoor Forum)
  • Networking opportunities for practitioners 
  • Communications (e-newsletter and social media)

Want to learn more? E-mail

Who Leads the Outdoor Network?

The Outdoor Network Leadership Team (NSON LT) – acts as a governance and sub operations committee of Recreation Nova Scotia, and oversees the Outdoor Network. The NSON LT is made up of outdoor professionals seen as experts in their field from across the province.

Current Members of the NSON LT include:

  • Janet Barlow (Chair) - Hike Nova Scotia
  • Sandra Fraser - Province of Nova Scotia - Department of Lands & Forestry
  • Britt Vegsund - Municipality of the District of Lunenburg (RNS Board Member)
  • Heather Hanlon – Halifax Regional Centre for Education
  • Alexi Rodriguez - MacKinnon Kayak Tours

With staff support from:

Graham Mounsey- Recreation Nova Scotia
Jacqualine Sommerfeld- Recreation Nova Scotia
Ben Buckwold - Province of Nova Scotia, CCH

Engage with the Outdoor Network 

  • Subscribe or submit to our newsletter by e-mailing
  • Learn about or submit upcoming events
  • Connect with us on our social media channels

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