2014 Hike the Highlands Festival


Early bird  2014 REGISTRATION FEES below  (until June 30th, 2014)  Fees will change July 1st, 2014. Please note – Online registration will open April 7, 2014.  


Combined Hike the Highlands Festival Pass & National Park Pass*:

                          To June 30th       July 1st 

Individual  $95.00 $105.00
Couples  $150.00 $170.00
Family $175.00 $200.00

Note: * All hikes in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park require an park entry pass.

Hike the Highlands Festival Pass only:

Festival Pass Early Bird to June 30th July 1st
Individual $75.00 $85.00
Couples $105.00 $125.00
Family $115.00 $140.00
Day Pass (includes 2 hikes & Evening presentation or activity) $20.00 $25.00
One Hike $15.00 $15.00

Note: * All hikes in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park require an park entry pass.

Registration fee includes:
Hike the Highlands Pass
Guided hikes
Trained guides and sweeps
hikers distance award program and a special 10th Anniversary log book.
Water and granola bars for each hike
Your National Park Pass (if you purchased both of them together)
Evening presentations & activities
Opening ceremonies with a Special Show
Closing Supper and Closing Ceremonies
10% discount from Nature Book Store

You will have 4 options to register and pay :
1) online registration & payment ,
2) by snail mail, see brochure below
3) at festival headquarters in Ingonish (see hours of operation below) and
4 ) at the trailhead.

Option 1 – Online registration is a two step process – Register for your hikes online , and then payment of  your festival registration online (see process below)

a) 1st register for your hikes online
b) 2nd – Pick the pass you want to purchase.  example – ie.  Individual, Coupleor Family  Festival Pass with National Park Entry Pass,

c) Make sure in the quantity column on the right is on number one. Use the arrow key and pick the number and highlight it with your mouse. Our festival use the eventbrite online registration system with paypal. Proceed now to pay your registration fee online
d) Next click on the icon you are going to pay with – visa, mastercard etc. This takes you to Paypal. You have two options you can pay with your paypal account
or by your credit card. If you are going to pay by credit card – click continue.
e) Next complete billing information, then click on review order & continue button
f) Next if everything looks in order, click pay now.
g) You will receive 3 e-mails, 1) one from paypal indicating payment was sent to Hike the Highlands Festival Society(organizers) by using paypal, 2) an e-mail from Eventbrite that allows you access to your ticket information and print your ticket/receipt and 3) an e-mail from Hike the Highlands Festival Society (organizers) verifying your order confirmed and your receipt.

Deadline for online payment and registration will be announced soon. 

Option 2 – Offline Registration   – Below is the 2013 Hike the Highlands Festival brochure to view. 2014 brochure coming in April. Below is the link to download the pdf file of the brochure and then print off of the brochure, complete it and mail back the registration form with payment. Allow a week or more for mailing.  Hike The Highlands Brochure 2013.

Option 3 – The festival headquarters is located at St. John’s Hall, 35891 Cabot Trail, Ingonish. The hours the registration desk is open are as follows :

Date Hours
Fri, Sept 12 12:00 noon – 9:00pm
Sat, Sept 13 8:00am – 8:00pm
Sun, Sept 14 8:00am – 10:00am and 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Mon, Sept 15 8:00am – 10:00am and 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Tue, Sept 16 8:00am – 10:00am
Wed, Sept 17 8:00am – 10:00am
Thu, Sept 18 8:00am – 10:00am and 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Fri, Sept 19 8:00am – 10:00am and 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Sat, Sept 20 8:00am – noon and 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Sun, Sept 21 Closed/Clean-up

Option 4  – Register at Trail head 30 minutes before the hike starts. Please have the correct amount of registration fee with you. Registration people at Trail heads generally don’t carry change with them.