Bootprints Hiking Tours
Cape Breton Highlands: Overview

"We loved our Bootprints hiking tour...Vern is an excellent guide - always patient and of good cheer and she knows every inch of the trails."

The owner of Bootprints was born and raised on Cape Breton Island and understands how the island can touch one's heart. The Cabot Trail is world famous for its beauty and the welcoming nature of its residents. The views in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park are amazing and you will see why tourists flock here every year just to drive around the Cabot Trail.

But for all the beauty that you can see on the drive, it is even more stunning to experience the island on foot. On this trip your boots will take you to places that are well worth the effort. You will climb to some of the most beautiful views in Nova Scotia. Your adventure will bring you to waterfalls, rivers, coves and plenty of lookoffs. You will see cliffs, fishing communities and rugged oceanside. You will visit the world famous Skyline trail and hike by the sea. If you are lucky you may even see moose, eagles or whales!

In Cheticamp you will be immersed in French Acadian traditions. You will learn about Cape Breton's Gaelic culture. You will participate in a First Nation hands-on tour that includes dancing and a smudge ceremony.

In Baddeck you will have the opportunity to learn about Alexander Graham Bell who invented the telephone, developed the Silver Dart flying machine and did important work with the deaf.

Let Bootprints show you why visitors fall in love with Cape Breton every year. This holiday gives you six days with hikes included in each day's schedule.


July 2-7
Aug 13-18
Sep 10-15
Oct 15-20 (** FALL COLORS **)

Prefer different dates? Ask about creating a custom tour for your group of 2 or more.


Price: $2,095

Single supplement: $495   what is the single supplement?

Included: 6 hiking days, 5 nights' accommodation, guided hikes, ground transportation from downtown Halifax (or Halifax airport), 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, snacks, park fees, museum fees, cultural tour fee


Price: $1,095

Single supplement: $495   what is the single supplement?

Included: 6 hiking days, 5 nights' accommodation, daily itineraries, directions, trail maps (when available), travel tips, suggested optional activities

Not Included: Transportation, guide, meals, park fees


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Prices are per person; in Canadian dollars; and based on double occupancy. Taxes not included in price.

Details may change without notice.

We are looking for energetic, personable guides who love the outdoors! Contact us to join our team.

(902) 478-6145

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