Camino Nova Scotia

Camino Nova Scotia

Camino NS: The Way of St. Columba is a pilgrimage opportunity along the beautiful South Shore of Nova Scotia. Inspired by the ancient Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Spain, Camino NS will take the walkers deeper: into themselves, into nature, into community, into God.

The group will traverse Nova Scotia’s South Shore, concluding at the Chapel of St. Columba on the Atlantic School of Theology Campus in Halifax. The total pilgrimage route will take us approx. 230 km along the beautiful Atlantic coastline, through majestic woodlands, beside sparkling lakes, and near farmers’ fields. The path is very even and almost completely level. The walking distance per day is approximately 25 to 30 km (about 6 hours plus breaks).

The group will be sleeping in churches along the way. St. Luke’s will be hosting the Camino NS Pilgrims on their journey. The walkers will be arriving mid afternoon, have supper and spend the evening before retiring for the night. They will be on the road again by 10 AM the next morning. 

In addition to being ready for adventure, the people who walk are ones who may be part of a community of faith or not, but seek a spiritual pathway in life. The group is comprised of ordinary people who are reasonably fit and healthy. At the time of registering, they need to be able to walk a few hours without taking a break and in preparation for Camino NS they commit to working up to a full day of walking by late May. 

We look forward to keeping apprised of their progress on their pilgrimage and to welcoming them to at St. Luke’s on the last lag of their journey. 

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