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 that features guided hikes, evening activities & presentations, the hiker distance award, opening & closing ceremonies and a photo contest.

Festival Updates & News – (Nov. 13, 2014 )

1) 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 – see below.

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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.