A Fall Hiking Festival in the spectacular Cape Breton Highlands.

Hike the Highlands Festival
September 11-20, 2015
Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada

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

Festival Updates & News – (May 16, 2015 )

1)  Hike the Highlands Festival online registration is open now.
2)  Seventeen teams have registered already for the 6th Annual Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge, July 18th. Only 7 team spots left. Register soon and you won’t be disappointed.
3) Subscribe to our regular monthly newsletter and keep up with all the news. Our May 2015 newsletter will be coming out soon. Please note when you subscribe to our newsletter, you will get another e-mail a bit later (2-3 days) asking you to confirm. The festival is following Canada’s Anti-Spam guidelines & regulations approved in 2014. 


Come Hike with Us!

Hiking Cape Breton Highlands

A Great Line-up of Hikes

The festival schedule of hikes for 2015 is available now. Registration will be opening soon.

3 Peaks Challenge

3 Peaks Challenge

The 6th Annual Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge will take place July 18, 2015. This event involves hiking 3 Mtns. in one day. They are Money Point Light, Money Point Gulch and Franey.


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 (2014) group photos.