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 – (July 1, 2014 )

1) Registration is now closed for the 5th Annual  Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge  on July 19th, Hike 3 mountains in one day. All 24 team spots have been filled. Thank-you for your support of this event. 
2) Registration is now 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 July.

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.