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 – (Dec. 19, 2014 )


Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all our Hiker Friends

1) The Hike the Highlands team would like to take this opportunity to wish you & your family a very Merry Christmas and all the best in 2015.

2)  In the new year, our popular snowshoe series will return with snowshoe hikes at Freshwater Lake,  Black Brook and South Mountain

3) Hike the Highlands Festival now has a song thanks to the generosity of fellow hiker Terry Smith.  This song was performed at the Closing ceremonies and received a standing ovation. The song was later recorded, photos added and a video developed for youtube .


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Come Hike with Us!

Hiking Cape Breton Highlands

A Great Line-up of Hikes

The festival is currently working on the 2015 schedule of hikes. Expect the hiking schedule to be announced in early December.

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. The3 mountain to hike in 2015 are expected to be announced in early December.


Smokey Towers


A tradition started by our guide Lisa Dixon, each hike we ask everybody to get together for a group photo. Here are this year’s (2014) group photos.