highlands hostel

Highlands Hostel

Call: 1-902-383-2371

Highlands Hostel
"Remember one night is never enough"
"Book one night and you won't regret it, book 3 or more nights and you won't forget it"

Winter fun in Cape Breton - Skiing - Snow Shoeing - Cross country skiing

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Winter 2023/24 guided hikes. Click here

All these hikes within 30 minutes from Highlands Hostel

  • Clyburn Valley
  • North Highlands Nordic (2)
  • Paquette lake
  • Skyline
  • Freshwater lake
  • Warren Lake
  • Mica Hill

Winter at the Hostel

Our Backyard - Our Playground

Yours to explore and Yours to enjoy

This winter why not come and enjoy what mother nature gives to us in amazing amounts...Snow and lots of fun. The perfect winter weekend getaway.

Apres Ski

Your  Accommodations

After a days skiing and having the best fun of your life,come back to the Highlands Hostel and snuggle up to our warm fire,enjoy a hot chocolate and dream about the next days fun.

Enjoy some music, play some board games, good company, and plan your next days adventures.

Snow shoe Cape Breton's National Park

We are so blessed to be located at the top of the Highlands National Park, with over 30 world class trails to explore.

Step outside the hostel and start snowshoeing through our back woods, we are minutes away from the North Highlands Nordic centre where they have 11 km of trails to explore, or 6 minutes away from South Ridge wilderness trails, if you are feeling adventurous then go off trail and make your own trails.

We can pin your phone map with all the trails you could wish for, then at the end of the day come back to the hostel and relax to a roaring log fire and a hot chocolate.

All Trails listed below (side bars) are within one (1) hours drive from The Highlands Hostel, so all the more reason to make us your one stop resting place for your Highlands adventures. Start the adventure now by calling 1-902-383-2371 to book your spot

Highlands hostel winter activities

Cape North Weather

This is a magical time of the year for us here in Cape North, people ask us what is there to do there in the winter?.

Spend a weekend with us and we can fill your phone with spots to see and maybe, just maybe you will have time to see them all, if not you know where we are for your next visit.

Make sure you and your vehicle are prepared for our winter wonderland weather.

H: -4°
L: -10°
Monday, 06 January
See 7-Day Forecast
Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
-3° -3° -5° + + -6°
-11° -8° -9° -9° -7°

let it snow, let it snow,let it snow

This is just the start of our winter December 18th 2018 North Mountain, they figure the drifts are over 12 feet

Your winter wonderland weekend getaway

Here’s what Tineke wrote

“Great place to stay! We felt very welcome and with the other guests we had a good time! Because of the storm no electricity for a few hours but right away cosy oil lamps everywhere. What a romantic evening!”

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Ski Cape breton

Winter at Cape North Pole

Book now for your winter getaway, come snowshoeing with us this winter, spend a memorable time with us in Cape North Pole, we can accommodate up to 25, so bring family and friends for a winter never to be forgotten. We could still have our 18 foot Christmas tree standing  Book here

Christmas tree

Guess who did some fishing before coming to the hostel

Santa with lobsters

After his nap he let us take some photo's,before he left

Santa posing for pictures

You never know who will be staying here..Ho Ho Ho!

Yes we have caught him taking a well deserved nap in front of our roaring fire, don't worry kids we wake him up and send him on his way, well fed and warm for his journey.Don't forget your bag of toys Santa.

Santa at Highlands Hostel