North Highlands Nordic

The North Highlands Nordic Ski Club was founded in 1977 by a small group of enthusiastic cross country skiers who shared a love of winter and of the splendid scenery in the Northeast Highlands Area of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.

From humble beginnings of skiing on ungroomed trails the club has developed a very high class facility and trail system in the village of Cape North. We operate out of a heated waxing/warmup/ski rental room in the Cape North Community Centre. A trail network of 17 km of mechanically-groomed and tilled by a Pisten Bully grooming tractor offer panoramic views of some of Atlantic Canada's best scenery. The club is operated completely on a volunteer basis. To make ends meet a small trail fee is charged, with season memberships encouraged.

The club is proud to have hosted any number of major national and regional ski races including the 1987 Canada Winter Games,1989 Canadian Junior Nationals, and the 1986, 1987, 1994 and 1998 Atlantic Championships. We have hosted numerous Loppets and the Nova Scotia Provincials Championships since 1989.

Advantages to a ski pass/membership from North Highlands Nordic:

  •  Unlimited skiing on groomed North Highlands Nordic Trails;
  •  Membership privileges in Cross Country Ski Nova Scotia;
  •  Membership privileges in Cross Country Canada;
  •  A say in how the club is run;
  •  Discounts on Club sponsored events (i.e. Loppet, Jack Rabbit Program, etc.)

For more information on the club and their full winter schedule call:

Club Room # 902-383-2479 or Club Info 902-383-2293

Email: [email protected]