2018 Hike the Highlands Festival


 2018 REGISTRATION FEES below.  Online Registration will be opening on Monday, May 7th at 8:00 am.   The first 100 hikers who register online (sorry a daily pass does not count but all the others below do)  will receive a 15th Anniversary gift (see below) –  a special whistle/led light on a lanyard. This gift must be picked up at Festival Headquarters 35981 Cabot Trail, Ingonish, NS during the festival. Bring your ticket. 

Hike the Highlands Festival & Park Pass Only 

Individual –     $110.00
Couples –          $175.00
Family  –           $200.00


Note: In 2018, Cape Breton Highlands National Park Passes are free to 17 years old & younger.  

Hike the Highlands Festival Pass only ( you have a park pass) :

Individual  –     $90.00
Couples –          $130.00
Family –            $140.00

Daily Pass –          $25.00
(includes 2 hikes same day
   & Evening  activity)

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

Registration fee includes:
Hike the Highlands Pass
Guided hikes
Trained guides and sweeps
hikers distance award program and a log book.
granola bars for each hike
Evening presentations & activities
Opening ceremonies & Closing Ceremonies

You will have 3 options to register and pay :
1) online registration & payment ,
2) at festival headquarters in Ingonish (see hours of operation below) and3) 
3) at the trailhead.

Option 1 – Online registration is a two step process –
1) Register your hikes, and 2) then payment of  your festival registration online (see process below).

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 – The festival headquarters is located at St. John’s Hall, 35981 Cabot Trail, Ingonish. The 2018 schedule and hours the registration desk is open are as follows :

Date     Hours
Fri, Sept 14     12:00 noon – 9:00pm
Sat, Sept 15     8:00am – 8:00pm
Sun, Sept 16     8:00am – 10:00am and 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Mon, Sept 17     8:00am – 10:00am and 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Tue, Sept 18     8:00am – 10:00am
Wed, Sept 19     8:00am – 10:00am
Thu, Sept 20     8:00am – 10:00am and 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Fri, Sept 21     8:00am – 10:00am and 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Sat, Sept 22     8:00am – noon and 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Sun, Sept 23     Closed/Clean-up

Option 3  – 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.