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From Suburbs to Mountains: The President's Hike

This October, President Lahey is offering the King’s community a chance to explore the Blue Mountain Birch Cove Lakes Urban Wilderness area on the edge of the city. On Saturday, October 21, join President Bill Lahey for a wilderness hike to Blue Mountain, the highest point on Halifax’s Chebucto Peninsula.

We depart the Quad at 9:30am to travel to a suburban cul-de-sac where the trail begins. From here, we take the trail to the peak of Blue Mountain. At the peak, we enjoy a picnic lunch looking out over the whole HRM and participate in a conversation with a local guest from the Protected Areas and Ecosystems branch of Nova Scotia Environment. We return before 3:00pm in time for tea and hot chocolate in the President’s Lodge.

All students, faculty, staff, and friends are welcome on this “Suburb to Mountain” hike! Transportation is provided. Registration forms will be available at the A&A Front Desk starting on Friday, October 6. Forms are due back to Stephanie Boudreau before 5:00pm on Wednesday, October 18. If you have questions, please email

Earlier Event: October 14
St. George's Soup Kitchen
Later Event: October 27
Fall Retreat