Camino Nova Scotia: Slighe nan Gàidheal/The Gaels’ Trail 2020

Cape Breton Island


An AST summer pilgrimage
Co-presented by Atlantic School of Theology and the Office of Gaelic Affairs, Province of Nova Scotia

Ever wonder what a pilgrimage is all about?
Need to recharge by unplugging?
Need to give your life a good spiritual and physical shake-up?
Want to connect with other spiritual seekers using the most ancient, low-tech, zero-emission method of transportation?
Want to see one of Canada’s most beautiful islands?Want to experience cultural landscape from the perspective of Nova Scotia Gaels?
Want to connect with Nova Scotia’s Gaelic language and cultural heritage through song, music, story, and humour?
Want to learn more about spirituality from the perspective of Nova Scotia Gaels?

We have the program for you!

Camino Nova Scotia: Slighe nan Gàidheal / The Gaels’ Trail is an exciting opportunity to walk in a mindful and reflective way through one of Canada’s most beautiful landscapes. We invite you to join us on this unique spiritual, cultural, musical, and physical adventure! We will walk approx. 25 km each day for 5 days. 

60 spaces are available (15 in each week). Ages 18 and over only.

In 2020, we offer four pilgrimage opportunities in magical Cape Breton Island:

Week 1: July 13-18 (with optional add-on event on July 12 in Pictou)
Week 2: August 17-22
Week 3: August 24-28
Week 4: October 5-10 (overlaps with Celtic Colours)

How to register for Camino Nova Scotia: Slighe nan Gàidheal / The Gaels’ Trail:

Step 1: Read ABCs of Camino NS Gaels Trail 2020

Read Expectations and Overview 2020 – please read this before registering

Step 2: Download the Registration Form 2020

Step 3: Send your registration form to the address noted on the form. Deposits are non-refundable.

Step 4 (optional): You can pre-reserve your spot online via Eventbrite. Deposits are non-refundable. (***Note: a completed Registration Form is required in addition to your Eventbrite registration.)


Week 1: July 13-18 Register here.
Week 2: August 17-22 Register here.
Week 3: August 24-29 Register here.
Week 4: October 5-10 Register here.


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Atlantic School of Theology thanks the Office of Gaelic Affairs and Province of Nova Scotia for their financial support of Camino Nova Scotia: Slighe nan Gàidheal / The Gaels’ Trail 2020.

To obtain further information on Gaels’ language, culture and identity in Nova Scotia, please e-mail or visit or Gaelic Affairs’ Facebook page

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