A Fall Hiking Festival in the spectacular Cape Breton Highlands.

Hike the Highlands Festival
September 12-21, 2014
Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada

A ten day hiking festival on the Cabot Trail that features guided hikes, evening activities & presentations, the hiker distance award, opening & closing ceremonies and a photo contest.

Festival Updates & News – (August 18, 2014 )

1) Just 30 days left before the start of the Hike the Highlands Festival on Sept. 12. Time to  Register now for the festival.
2) There are still spots open for the Through the Lens Photography Workshop with Wally Hayes – Sept. 11-12, 2014.
3) Subscribe to our regular monthly newsletter and keep up with all the news. Next newsletter is coming out early August.
4) Team photos as well pics of Roberts Mountain, Sugar Loaf and Franey  of the 3 Peaks Challenge event are now up on
the website.


Come Hike with Us!

Hiking Cape Breton Highlands

A Great Line-up of Hikes

The festival is pleased to announced its 2014 schedule of hikes. New in 2014 – Mica Hill, Ski Cape Smokey, Coastal to Beach. Returning include Cape St. Lawrence, Money Point Light, White Point to Burnt Head and more.

3 Peaks Challenge

3 Peaks Challenge

The 5th Annual Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge will take place July 19, 2014. This event involves hiking 3 Mtns. in one day,  Roberts Mountain, Sugar Loaf, and Franey. Register early.. this event fills up fast. 


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 (2013) group photos.