Posts Tagged ‘Cape Breton Island’

Mon 30 Oct 2017 Tom Wilson Cape Breton Highlands National Park Comments Off on Fall Colours in the Highlands / / / /

Fall Colours in the Highlands

    The fall colours in the Cape Breton Highlands have been amazing this year and have held for most of October. There have been some awesome photos posted on the internet to date but the above Drone video On Cape Breton Highlands National Park by Brinton Photography is truly...Read more

Thu 04 Aug 2011 Tom Wilson 2011 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / Dressing in Layers / Hiking Boots / Hiking Tips / Packs / Trekking Poles Comments Off on Some Tips to Help You Plan & Prepare for Upcoming Hike the Highlands / / / / / / / / / / / /

Some Tips to Help You Plan & Prepare for Upcoming Hike the Highlands

With just 5 weeks away, it is time to start planning and preparing for the Hike the Highlands Festival, Sept. 9-18, 2011.  Here are some tips: 1) Determine your Hikes  – Review the list of hikes scheduled ie. trail description, photos & map. Determine the ones you would like to do and...Read more

Fri 21 Aug 2009 Tom Wilson 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Acadien Hiking Trail / Bog Hiking Trail / Broad Cove Mountain / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Fishing Cove Hiking Trail / Franey Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Middlehead Hiking Trail / Salmon Pool Hiking Trail / Skyline Hiking Trail Comments Off on Cape Breton Highlands National Park – Staff picks: Trails / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

Cape Breton Highlands National Park – Staff picks: Trails

Hiking is one of the most popular activities of visitors to Cape Breton Highlands National Park.  Staff have been asked for their picks of hiking trails to help visitors enjoy the National Park experience.  Ten were selected and they are 1) L’Acadien, 2) Franey, 3) Bog,  4) Jack Pine, 5)...Read more

Fri 22 May 2009 Tom Wilson Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Franey Hiking Trail / Gros Morne National Park / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Festival / Uncategorized / Victoria County Hiking Trails 1 comment / / / / / / / / / /

Canada’s Best Parks

The June edition of  Explore Magazine has a great article of Canada’s Best of our Parks – National and Provincial. Two parks from Atlantic Canada made the list – Cape Breton Highlands National Park and Gros Morne National Park. Two of my favorite places to hike.  A few surprises...Read more

Sun 08 Feb 2009 Tom Wilson Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Hike the Highlands / Uncategorized Comments Off on Wildlife & Birds in The Highlands / / / / / / /

Wildlife & Birds in The Highlands

With eight winter storms to date,  it has been an interesting winter here on Cape Breton Island.  The last couple of weeks have been great seeing  birds and animals.  Michelle Sears from Halifax started things off by saying  she saw a Auk at Englishtown Ferry – see pic 2 below. Then...Read more

Wed 05 Nov 2008 Tom Wilson Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hiking / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Victoria County Hiking Trails Comments Off on 2008 Hike the Highlands Festival Photo Contest Winners / / / / / / /

2008 Hike the Highlands Festival Photo Contest Winners

The judges have reviewed all the great photo entries and have made their decisions on the winning photos of the 2008 Hike the Highlands Photo Contest. There are five categories – Fauna, Flora, Humour, People and Scenery. The 1st place winners will receive a free 2009 Hike the Highlands Pass...Read more

Thu 16 Oct 2008 Tom Wilson Uncategorized Comments Off on Polarizing Lens – Bring out the Great Fall Colours / / / / / / / /

Polarizing Lens – Bring out the Great Fall Colours

Outdoor Photography Canada magazine has two great articles in their fall/winter edition 2008. The first one was is Darwin Wiggett’s Secret to Eye-Popping Colour where he gives you five techniques you can use.  The second article is on the Cape Breton Highlands – “A cornucopia of...Read more

Sun 14 Sep 2008 Tom Wilson Uncategorized Comments Off on Second Day of The Festival – Warren Lake & Jack Pine Hikes / / / / / / / /

Second Day of The Festival – Warren Lake & Jack Pine Hikes

  Seventy plus hikers enjoyed the Warren Lake & Jack Pine Hikes today in the second day of 5th Annual Hike the Highlands Festival.  The weather cooperate and the showers stay away.  NS Tourism Photographer Wally Hayes join us in the afternoon and will spent time with us for the next few...Read more

Thu 11 Sep 2008 Tom Wilson Uncategorized 1 comment / / / / / / / / / / / /

Hike the Highlands Festival Registration Hours

Please find below the hours of the Registration Desk during the Hike the Highlands Festival,  Sept. 12-21, at the Heather Room, Glenghorm Beach Resort, Ingonish, Nova Scotia. Date Hours of Operation for Registration Room Friday, September 12th 3:00 pm. – 9:00 pm. Saturday, September 13th 8:00...Read more