2016 Hike the Highlands Festival


 2016 REGISTRATION FEES below.  Online Registration is now open for 2016.


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


Individual  $110.00
Couples $175.00
Family $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
Individual $90.00
Couples $130.00
Family $140.00
One Day Pass (includes 2 hikes same day & Evening  activity) $30.00
One Hike $20.00

NEW in 2016  – Weekend Festival Pass – Saturday & Sunday only – hikes & evening pass.  $50.00


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 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 Ceremonies


You will have 3 options to register and pay :
1) online registration & payment ,
2) by snail, online brochure coming in May 2016
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). Online Registration opened on Monday, April 11, 2016.

a)  1st –  register for your hikes online   Print a copy of the hikes you registered for before clicking submit.
b) 2nd – Proceed now to pay your registration fee online    1) Click tickets,  a window will come up  2) Then Pick the pass you want to purchase.  example – ie.  Individual, Couple or Family  Festival Pass with National Park Entry Pass,

c) Make sure in the quantity column on the right is on number one.  Then click checkout.  Our festival use the eventbrite online registration system with paypal.
d) You have two options to pay –  1) Paypal or 2) or with your credit card. Follow  the steps it asked.
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 two  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


Option 2 – Offline Registration   – The 2016 online brochure is below.


Below is a pdf of the brochure. You can print it once you opened it.

Brochure Hike the Highlands 2016

Option 3 – The festival headquarters is located at St. John’s Hall, 35891 Cabot Trail, Ingonish. The 2016 schedule and hours the registration desk is open are as follows :

Date Hours
Fri, Sept 9 12:00 noon – 9:00pm
Sat, Sept 10 8:00am – 8:00pm
Sun, Sept 11 8:00am – 10:00am and 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Mon, Sept 12 8:00am – 10:00am and 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Tue, Sept 13 8:00am – 10:00am
Wed, Sept 14 8:00am – 10:00am
Thu, Sept 15 8:00am – 10:00am and 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Fri, Sept 16 8:00am – 10:00am and 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Sat, Sept 17 8:00am – noon and 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Sun, Sept 18 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.