What to See & Do

Highland Village - Cooking

Highland Village is situated in Iona, Nova Scotia in central Cape Breton and fits easily into any travellers Cape Breton vacation. Plan to spend a few hours immersed in Gaelic culture on our 40 acre site dotted with 11 historic buildings depicting life for Gaelic settlers in Nova Scotia.

Experience our blacksmith working his forge, our costumed animators demonstrating spinning weaving, wool-dying, and other hand-crafts, our farm-hands working with traditional livestock, and much more.

Smell the aromas of a meal cooking on an open hearth and feel a connection to our past as you make your way around our site and marvel at the panoramic viewscapes.

Our Programming and Events page lists our programs, events, concerts, and other special activities throughout the year.

Our Gift Shop features a fabulous collection of local arts, crafts, music and books.