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.


Sunday, June 26 - Capella Regalis Men & Boys Choir  
Capella Regalis Men and Boys Choir was founded in Halifax,
Nova Scotia, by Director Nick Halley in 2010.The choir
comprises ten men and twelve boys (ages 7–14) and is
modeled on the great Anglican tradition of men and boys
church choirs. While Canada was once rich with such choirs,
Capella Regalis is one of only a handful of men and boys choirs
in Canada today. $20 for adults and $10 for kids - 3:00pm 

Friday, July 1 - Canada Day Open House
To honour the founding of our country, admission to visit the
Highland Village on July 1 will be free. Come to Iona and
celebrate Canada’s birthday. A milling frolic will be held at 2pm. 


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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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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.