Virtual Lighthouse Walking Tour

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Developed by: Anne Kay

The Nova Scotia Lighthouse Walking Tour was developed in response to the ever decreasing financial resources being made available for the ever increasing need for physical fitness programmes for our youth in Nova Scotia schools.

The programme consists of a virtual walking tour of most of the lighthouses located around the province of Nova Scotia. Participants walk over designated areas, indoors and out, and record their accumulated distances. In the program, distances are proportional where one kilometer walked may equal ten actual kilometers. Once they have walked the equivalent distance between designated lighthouses, they receive a reward (incentive) such as collector cards, bookmarks, puzzles, 3-d lighthouses etc..

The programme has spread beyond the school system as community groups, such as weight loss and senior citizens’ clubs, have taken up the challenge of getting more physically fit.

The Nova Scotia Lighthouse Walking Tour web page, along with the NSLPS site, contains all the information and resources needed to develop a Walking Tour programme for your school or group. So, let’s get walking and have fun.

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Special thanks to:
Eastern Shore Musquodoboit Community Health Board, Nova Scotia Lighthouse Preservation Society, N.S. Sports and Recreation, Community Recreation Services, Trans Canada Trails, Active Kids Healthy Kids and Halifax Regional School Board.