Welcome to the Highland Village, a living history museum and cultural centre that celebrates the Gaelic experience in Nova Scotia.

Google Maps Tour of the Site

Click here for a special tour of our site through Google Maps.

“Cabar Féidh” 

Cabar Féidh, pronounced capp-er fay, is the new Highland Village Blog. Our posts will feature Nova Scotia Gaels, elements of their rich culture legacy and the identity that defines our Eastern Nova Scotia communities, as well as, Highland Village news and programming information.

Scholarship Available for Youth to Advance Gaelic Traditions 

The Nova Scotia Highland Village Society is pleased to offer two $1,000 scholarships through the Stóras na h-Òigridh (Treasures of Youth) scholarship endowment fund which was created to ensure that cultural skills based on Gaelic traditions continue to flourish with our youth in Nova Scotia. For more information visit Stóras na h-Òigridh

Tuesday, April 4 - Caidreabh na Tì 

You are invited to join us for our Gaelic tea and Social. Drop in anytime between 2 and 4 for tea and Gaelic conversation. Only Gaelic will be spoken. All are welcome.

Sunday, April 16  - Easter Egg Hunt

Join us at the Highland Village for our second Easter egg hunt sponsored by  Jill’s Chocolates. Fill your basket with colourful eggs and receive a treat. This is a BYOB event – Bring your own basket! For children ages 10 and under at 2pm.

We are now closed for the season. We will re-open June 1st, 2017.  

The Visitor Centre | Administration 
will be opened Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

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Experience Nova Scotia’s Gaelic culture, heritage and hospitality at this living history museum and folk-life centre in scenic Iona, located in the heart of Cape Breton and overlooking the magnificent Barramens Strait on the Bras d’Or Lakes.

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Storas na h-oigridh


Baile nan Gàidheal | Highland Village

(902) 725-2272

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Come for an hour or stay for the day.  The choice is yours with a Nova Scotia Museum Annual Pass.