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 – (Aug 25, 2015 )

1Just 3 weeks before our festival starts. You can register online for the 2015 Hike the Highlands Festival.
2)  Thanks to all the teams who participated in the 6th Annual Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge, July 18th.  Group photos and peak photos have added to the website. Thanks again for your great support of this event.
3) Subscribe to our regular monthly newsletter and keep up with all the news. Our special edition August 2015 newsletter will be coming out next week (Aug 24-30). Please note when you subscribe to our newsletter, you will get another e-mail a bit later 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.  Online Registration is available now.

3 Peaks Challenge

3 Peaks Challenge

The 6th Annual Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge is now over. This event involved hiking 3 Mtns. in one day. Check out
photos of the 2015 event.


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.