NHN Nordic trails are open to the general public –  everyone is welcome!  

Please check our trails page for updated conditions before travelling.

Main office and equipment rentals located inside the new Nordic Center.

NHN follows NS Health COVID-19 guidelines.  


NHN HISTORY                                                                                                

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 the splendid scenery in the Northeast Highlands of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. From humble beginnings skiing on ungroomed trails, the club has developed a high-class facility and trail system in the village of Cape North.

NHN operated out of a heated waxing/warm-up/ski rental room in the Northern Victoria Community Center in Cape North until the 2021 ski season. The new facility construction is in progress with phase 3!

The trail network consists of 12 km of mechanically-groomed and tilled track by a Pisten Bully grooming tractor, offering panoramic views of some of Atlantic Canada’s best scenery.

NHN is proud to have hosted a number of major national and regional ski races including the 1987 Canada Winter Games, 1989 Canadian Junior Nationals, 1986, 1987, 1994 and 1998 Atlantic Championships, numerous Loppets and Provincial Championships. 



North Highlands Nordic Ski Club recognizes the support of the Province of Nova Scotia through the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Province of Nova Scotia to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.”