North Highlands Nordic is open to the public – everyone welcome! Classic and skate ski rentals, as well as snowshoe rentals are available. Both our ski room and trails are open daily from 10 am – 5 pm, weather permitting during the winter months. Please check our trails page for updated conditions, or contact us before traveling. See you soon!
The North Highlands Nordic Ski Club (NHN) 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.
NHN and operates out of a heated waxing/warmup/ski rental room in the Cape North Community Centre. A trail network consists of 12 kms of mechanically-groomed and tilled track by a Pisten Bully grooming tractor, and offers panoramic views of some of Atlantic Canada’s best scenery.
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 1986, 1987, 1994 and 1998 Atlantic Championships and numerous Loppets and Provincial Championships.