A Fall Hiking Festival in the spectacular Cape Breton Highlands.

Hike the Highlands Festival
September 9-18, 2016
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, 1, 2016  )

1) Hike the Highlands is pleased to announce its Snowshoe Series 2016 in partnership with Hike Nova Scotia  and Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
a) Feb. 13,     10:00 am.  Warren Lake
b) Feb. 26,    10:00 am.  White Point

   c) March 12, 10:00 am.  Black Brook

2) Subscribe to our regular monthly newsletter and keep up with all the news. Our next newsletter will be coming out in February 2016.  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 schedule of hikes provides additional information to help you plan for this year’s festival. You can register online or offline. Our 2015 Hike the Highlands Brochure is available now to download.

3 Peaks Challenge

3 Peaks Challenge

The 6th Annual Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge is now over. This event involved hiking 3 Mtns. in one day. Check out photos of the 2015 event.


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 (2014) group photos.