Cross-country ski clubs bring “outdoor-minded” people together. Nova Scotia clubs maintain expertly groomed and marked trails; providing a safe place for beginners to learn. Clubs also host social events, races, and offer programs for all ages and abilities. Additional activities may include: roller-skiing, nordic walking, snowshoeing, weekly social skis, and group trips. Connect with new and old friends at your local club this winter. For an overview of events across the province, visit the CCNS Calendar, and be sure to chat with your local club directly.


Cape Breton NordicSeaview Golf ClubNorth
Friends of Ellenwood ParkEllenwood Lake Provincial ParkYarmouth
Halifax Nordic Ski ClubDollar Lake Prov Park
Graves Oakley
MacDonald Sports Park
Oakfield Golf Club
Smileys Prov Park
The Links at Brunello
Halifax Regional
North Highlands NordicNorth Highlands NordicCape
Paragon XC (HNSC affiliate)Paragon Golf & Country


Explore cross-country ski club locations in Nova Scotia. Enjoy skiing on expertly groomed and marked trail systems. Click image for interactive Google Map.

Club Functions

Cross-country ski clubs operate by set policy. We are grateful for club volunteers who work tirelessly to motivate others to find enjoyment in our sport. Club functions include:

· Programs. Provide ski programs for all ages and abilities.

· Equipment. Offer rental equipment options.

· Events + Races. Organize social events, equipment exchanges, races all levels, and club trips.

· Manage Trail Systems. Groom trails, post trail location signs, and trail maintenance.

· Administration. Provide membership and governance.

· Insurance. Coordinate liability insurance coverage for members through Nordiq Canada.


Featuring highlights from clubs around Nova Scotia. Travel to discover new-to-you groomed trails, charming communities, incredible scenery, and many complimentary outdoor-based activities. Clubs welcome visiting skiers.


Kevin Chaisson – 2021 Sport Makes a Difference Award Recipient

Leading by Example by North Highlands Nordic Cross Country Nova Scotia is proud to announce North Highlands Nordic‘s Kevin Chaisson as the recipient of Support4Sport’s 2021 Sport Makes a Difference Award. Sport Nova Scotia created this award to recognize volunteers who made an impact in sport, despite the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more…

Cape Breton Nordic – 2021 AGM

Annual General Meeting by Cross Country Nova Scotia, Staff, June 5, 2021 Cape Breton Nordic is hosting their 2021 Annual General Meeting on June 28th, 2021. Please contact the club if you would like further information or would like to attend the meeting. Volunteers are always welcome and are encouraged to reach out! Contact details:…

Cape Breton Nordic – Adult Lessons Resounding Success

Welcoming new-comers to the sport by Cross Country Nova Scotia, Staff, March 2, 2021 Cape Breton Nordic offered classic cross-country ski lessons to active adults in February, which included two weekly sessions. John Hudec, president of Cape Breton Nordic, and Daniel Murray, instructor, reached out to adults within the surrounding running and triathlon communities. There…

Season Extension Possibility at North Highlands Nordic

April skiing at NHN – conditions and weather permitting by North Highlands Nordic, February 27, 2021 North Highlands Nordic – After yesterday’s announcement by Dr. Strang, new travel restrictions have been put in place for those living in the HRM and two neighbouring municipalities. This comes into effect February 27th, at 8:00 a.m., until at…

Halifax Nordic Ski Club Ginzu Fund

Help groomers prepare the trails even better, for you! by Halifax Nordic Ski Club Halifax Nordic’s groomers would love to make our trails even better, so we are doing a fundraiser to purchase a 84″ Ginzu groomer with 2 tracksetters, to provide a double classic track and wonderful corduroy.  The new machine costs approx. $15K. …

Chalet Building Fund – North Highlands Nordic

Help make this dream a reality… benefiting many by North Highlands Nordic f After almost thirty-five years we, the members of North Highlands Nordic believe that the time is right to have a stand alone facility dedicated to cross country skiing and snowshoeing in northern Cape Breton. A new Chalet will offer a wonderful winter…

Cape North Skier Set Goal to Ski 1,000km

‘I Just Love it’ by Erin Pottie, Cape Breton Post, March 19, 2019 f Note We particularly enjoy skier stories. As we approach 2021, we recall a story of determination by a Cape North skier, Freda McEvoy, who challenged herself to ski 1,000km during the 2018-2019 season. McEvoy advises that skiing alleviates her symptoms of…

Paragon Golf and Country Club – Grooming Trails

Encouraging Winter Fitness by Cross Country Nova Scotia Staff, December 22, 2020 f Paragon Golf and Country Club, located in Kingston, within the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, will be grooming approximately 5 km of trails across its entire 18 hole property for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and walking.  There will be a classic double-track set,…

Construction + Trail Addition at North Highlands Nordic

Excitement is Building by Cross Country Nova Scotia Staff, November 25, 2020 (updated January 6, 2021) f A strong community of volunteers is ensuring the legacy of North Highlands Nordic continues, as the walls of a new groomer building rise up, during a multi-phase infrastructure project.   Situated in a natural snowbelt, lies the 12km of…

Ski + Snowshoe at Cape Breton Nordic

Registration is Open! by Cross Country Nova Scotia Staff, November 10, 2020 f Join Cape Breton Nordic to connect with a group of outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and spending time on the trails.  In partnership with Seaview Golf and Country Club, located in North Sydney, this welcoming group invites you to experience…

Programs + Trails at Halifax Nordic Ski Club

Snow-Making, Lit Night Skiing + More… within HRM by Cross Country Nova Scotia Staff, October 28, 2020 f Have you been searching for an outdoor sport to improve your fitness level while enjoying time in nature?  Cross-country skiing within Halifax city limits is very accessible and reliable.  Come out to play on skis with Halifax…

Nordic Walking Lessons – Cape Breton Nordic

2020 nordic walking lesson, by Cape Breton Nordic. It’s enjoyable and anyone can learn by Cross Country Nova Scotia Staff, October 5, 2020 f Beginner or athlete, Nordic Walking is an excellent way to get whole-body engagement, while enjoying a leisurely walk. Cape Breton Nordic in partnership with Cape Breton Regional Municipality Recreation, are offering…

The Ultimate Experience at North Highlands Nordic

Ultimate Experience by Dennis Doyon, contributing writer, June 12, 2020 f Grooming equipment and operator expertise ensures the ultimate trail experience for cross-country skiers, snowshoers, and hikers at North Highlands Nordic in Cape North.  The 12km trail system is maintained by a PistonBully PB 100 tractor, and groomed to a width of 16’.  It’s the…