McDonald Sports Park Trail

HRM’s first dedicated Nordic ski trail system features 7.5 kilometers of groomed ski trails (weather permitting) within a wilderness setting skirting beautiful Lake Thomas in Waverley, Nova Scotia. Trails vary in width between 12 and 18 feet and provide ski conditions for all levels of skiers from beginner to advanced in both classic and skate freestyle technique. The trail system has been named in honour of its late designer, Bryan Scallion. Bryan was a dedicated national and world class amateur athlete whose first love was Nordic skiing. He contributed countless hours as a coach, athlete and friend to the endurance sporting community of Nova Scotia. When we ski these trails, we honour Bryan. Parking is available on the ploughed trail leading into the Park, but is tight and can require careful manoeuvering. Portable toilets are available at the trail-head. The Club discourages skiing with dogs, as they inevitably damage the groomed trails that our volunteers spend hours crafting for excellent ski conditions. Ungroomed trails are great for sharing a ski or walk with your dogs. To find out more about Bryan Scallion Ski Trails and McDonald Park visit,