Baile nan Gàidheal | Highland Village

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.


May is Mìos nan Gàidheal | Gaelic Nova Scotia Month!

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Off Season Hours

The Visitor Centre (Administration & Gift Shop) are open Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm through to the end of May.

Thursday, June 1 - Opening Day 

Our 2017 visitor season official begins on June 1st.  We will be open daily 10 am to 5 pm through until Sunday, October 15th.

Friday, June 9 - Calum Cille St. Columba Day

Join us for a special Calum Cille/St. Columba Day Milling Frolic in the Centre Chimney House. Tea and traditional bonnach will be served. General admission fees apply (2 to 4pm).

Saturday, June 10 -  Biadh is Baile | Highland Fare

In conjunction with World Oceans Day 

Join us for Biadh is Baile | Highland Fare Day as we celebrate Gaelic foods! Visit throughout the site as we prepare traditional meals. You can even help us, as we prepare to plant our gardens. General admission fees apply (10 to 4pm).

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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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.