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Working with the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, and other key decision-makers, the Active Living Coordinator promotes physical activity and led the creation of an Active Living Strategy that is specific to the challenges and opportunities in our Municipality.

This strategy intends to engage key stakeholders, community partners and residents of District of Lunenburg in developing and implementing a plan to increase opportunities and enhance support for Physical Activity. The Strategy will also be a call to action to address health risks and the burden of illness associated with physical inactivity. The overall purpose of the strategy is to identify ways to get more people in District of Lunenburg to be more physically active more often. 

What is the right amount of physical activity for you?  To view the Canadian Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines, click here:

Read the pdf Active Living Strategy (1.18 MB) , developed to help you and your family get active!

Active Transportation

Trail riding

Active transportation includes walking and biking, but also rollerblading, kayaking, skateboarding, scootering, and any other form of human-powered transportation. In the winter, active transportation takes the form of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Active transportation enhances the quality of life, attracts business and knowledge workers to a community and contributes to economic development.

The Municipality of Lunenburg has realized the necessity and benefits of active transportation and developed an Active Transportation (AT) Plan specific to the Municipality in 2010.

pdf View the Active Transportation Plan (6.75 MB) .

Our AT Plan involved extensive community consultation and focuses on the rural nature of our municipality. It can be challenging to develop AT in a spread-out community such as ours, but the benefits that can be realized are certainly worth it!

Currently, the Municipality is focusing on the implementation of the AT Plan, with the Active Living Coordinator being the key contact for these projects.