A Fall Hiking Festival in the spectacular Cape Breton Highlands.

Hike the Highlands Festival
September 14-23, 2018
Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada

A ten day hiking festival on the Cabot Trail and Northern Cape Breton that features guided hikes, evening activities & presentations, the hiker distance award, opening & closing ceremonies and a photo contest.

Festival Updates & News – (Feb 16, 2018)

1) In 2018, Hike the Highlands will be celebrating its 15th Anniversary of its hiking festival.   Our first announcement – Hike the Highlands will be doing a Snowshoe series in 2018 involving three hikes – Paquette’s Lake (Mica Hill), White Point and Warren Lake.  Click here for details on the snowshoe series events.

2) Registration is now closed for 9th Annual Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge, Saturday, July 21, 2018.  This event involves teams of  four members who hike three mountains in one day – Blueberry Mountain, Roberts Mountain and Acadien Mountain. Last year, 2017, the event sold out in six days, in 2018 same – six days.. 

3) Subscribe to our regular monthly newsletter and keep up with all the news. Our next newsletter will be coming mid- February 2018.  Please note when you subscribe to our newsletter, you will get another e-mail a bit later asking you to confirm. The festival is following Canada’s Anti-Spam guidelines & regulations approved in 2014 


Come Hike with Us!

Hiking Cape Breton Highlands

A Great Line-up of Hikes

 The 2017 schedule of hikes  on the website. There are some new hikes for 2017 as well some back from the past. 2018 schedule coming soon.

3 Peaks Challenge

3 Peaks Challenge

The 8th Annual Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge took  place Saturday, July 15, 2017.   Hike 3 mountains in one day. Thanks to all the teams for your great support.  2017 event photos. 


Smokey Towers


A tradition started by our guide co-ordinator, Lisa Dixon, each hike we ask everybody to get together for a group photo. Here are 2017 Group Photos featured