About Us

The Trail Shop is an independent premier outdoor gear store. Find everything you need for outdoor excitement right here. We offer a large selection of equipment and clothing for camping and hiking, climbing, kayaking, running, skiing and many more outdoor activities.

We’re a family owned, local business. We live, work, and play right here in Nova Scotia. We’re committed to our customers, we offer top-notch local service and world-class brands. We back it up with dedicated in-store warranty support, a host of services, special events, and more.

We’ve been in business for 49 years because of community. We give back to those who have supported us in a number of ways: including auction items, door prizes, sponsorship, special events, in store advertising, social media advertising.

Our community focus is on like minded organizations that concentrated on preserving and playing in nature. Check out some of our community partners below.

Community Partners

Hike Nova Scotia

Hike Nova Scotia encourages and promotes hiking, walking and snowshoeing throughout Nova Scotia. Their goal is to see more people enjoying these activities in a responsible manner.

Brigadoon Village

The Brigadoon Children’s Camp Society are committed to bettering the lives of children, youth and families living with a chronic illness, chronic condition, or special need in Atlantic Canada.

Canoe Kayak Nova Scotia

Canoe Kayak Nova Scotia fosters the growth and development of safe and environmentally responsible, recreational stand up paddle boarding, canoeing and kayaking in Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Nature Trust

The Nova Scotia Nature Trust exists to conserve the province’s increasingly threatened ecologically significant lands. They’re a provincially designated conservation organization.

Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award supports the development of people ages 14-24, equipping them with life skills that will make a difference to themselves, their community and the world.

Halifax Trail Runners' Club

The Halifax Trail Runners Club was established in 2006. They organize weekly runs, connect a supportive community of runners and have some good fun while having a good workout too.