A Fall Hiking Festival in the spectacular Cape Breton Highlands.

Hike the Highlands Festival
September 9-18, 2016
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 – (July 18, 2016  )

1)  Special thanks to all the 3 Peaks Challenge teams, volunteers, partners & sponsors for a great 2016 event. Thanks to the six PEI teams who travelled the furtherest and support us each year. Photos to be posted in late July.

2) Cape Breton Highlands National Park 2016 Activity Guide is now available on our website.

3) Online registration & payment for the the 13th Annual Hike the Highlands Festival is now open.

4) Subscribe to our regular monthly newsletter and keep up with all the news. Our next newsletter will be coming out in late July  2016.  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 2016 schedule of hikes is now up on the website. There are some new hikes for 2016 as well some back from the past.

3 Peaks Challenge

3 Peaks Challenge

The 7th Annual Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge has now been completed. This event involved hiking 3 Mtns. in one day. 2016 Photos to be uploaded by late July.


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 (2015) group photos.