A Fall Hiking Festival in the spectacular Cape Breton Highlands.

Hike the Highlands Festival
September 8-17, 2017
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 – (December 16, 2016  )

1)  On behalf of the Hike the Highlands Festival team, I would like to wish all our hiking friends and their families a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  Best wishes in 2017 for a great hiking season, full of adventures, meeting new hiker friends and good health.

December has brought lots of snow in the Cape Breton Highlands. It could be a long winter. Lots of snowshoeing, skiing, skating and much more. Enjoy your winter & holiday season.    


2) Finding the Right Mix – Hiking cameras blog article looks at Nikon Coolpix A900 camera and the Canon Powershot SX 720 HS camera.

3) Subscribe to our regular monthly newsletter and keep up with all the news. Our next newsletter will be coming out January 2017.  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 2016 schedule of hikes is now up on the website. There are some new hikes for 2016 as well some back from the past.

3 Peaks Challenge

3 Peaks Challenge

The 7th Annual Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge has now been completed. This event involved hiking 3 Mtns. in one day. 2016 Photos to be uploaded by late July.


Smokey Towers


A tradition started by our guide Lisa Dixon, each hike we ask everybody to get together for a group photo. Here are last year’s (2015) group photos.