About Our Team

The Highlanders played our inaugural game on December 27, 2016

The Cape Breton HIGHLANDERS are a professional basketball team in the National Basketball League of Canada


Basketball is the fastest growing sport in the world and the largest participation sport in Canada. The National Basketball League of Canada was founded in 2011 and is the premier professional basketball league in Canada. Ten teams compete in four provinces with the Cape Breton Highlanders joining the league for the 2016/2017 season.


Players and coaches are recruited from around the world. Teams are required to have a minimum of five Canadian players on their roster.


The National Basketball League of Canada is an owner-owned league and most teams are majority owned by investors in their home cities. To learn more about the National Basketball League of Canada, visit NBLcanada.com 

Team Name and Logo

The Highlanders team name and logo are inspired by the beauty of the Cape Breton Highlands and the history and bravery of The Cape Breton Highlanders Regiment. The TEAM logo showcases the Highlanders name with a strong warrior hand holding up a sword. The ACTION logo brings the blue basketball in the TEAM logo to life as a Highland warrior.

Pantone Blue 300C

Pantone Red 1925C

Font: Caslon Antique

Our Arena

Highlanders Inaugural Game

The Highlanders Regiment pass the ceremonial Highlanders sword and game ball to General Manager, Tyrone Levingston, on December 27, 2016

Highlanders Join the NBL

News Conference Announcing the Cape Breton NBL Franchise (Sep 2015)