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 – (August 25, 2016  )

1)  With less than 3 weeks before the 2016 Hike the Highlands Festival will take place. It is time to register for hikes and book accommodations. It has been a busy year on the Cabot Trail and it is wise to book your accommodations now so you won’t be disappointed in September.

2)  Our evening program & activities is shaping up quite good with a) Seawall Trail,  b) Sunset hike, c) Isle of Anglesey Coast Path, North Wales, d) Hiking in Ireland, e) closing ceremonies and more

3) Subscribe to our regular monthly newsletter and keep up with all the news. Our next newsletter will be coming out in late August 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.