Hike BC is the provincial organization of BC representing the long distance hiking trails in the province. Hike BC was initiated in 1998 at the request of Hike Canada en Marche in order to get the National Hiking Trail/Sentier National Pedestre up and running in B.C. Hike BC has affiliated clubs in Central BC, Vancouver Island, and the Lower Mainland.
The Alberta Hiking Association (otherwise know as AHA) is primarily an umbrella organization for hiking clubs from across the province. AHA is a registered non-profit society and will provide a stronger province-wide voice for hikers who have had little or no such voice in the past. AHA was incorporated as Hike Alberta Society on June 19, 2008, under the Alberta Societies Act.
Hike Ontario is the sole provider of province-wide hiking information and services. Hike Ontario is also unique amongst Canada 's provinces and territories in many of the services it provides to this province's hiking associations and citizens. Eighty-five percent of Canadians walk for leisure and recreation. Thus, Hike Ontario acts as the voice for over 9 million hikers and walkers in Ontario.
The Fédération québécoise de la marche is a non-profit organization that is been running for 30 years with the support of their members. Its core mandate is to promote and develop walking activities in any kind. This organization represents hikers, snowshoers, hiking and snowshoeing clubs, and trails providers.
Hike Nova Scotia formed in 2007 as a registered nonprofit society. It is governed by a Board of Directors with strong regional and special interest representation. We are affiliated with the Nova Scotia Trails Federation and Recreation Nova Scotia.