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.
Nova Scotia Webcams from the Malagawatch Church Steeple
The Highland Village is excited to join the Nova Scotia webcams family. We have two webcams broadcasting from the steeple of our Malagawatch Church on our site. The Iona camera looks over to the Barra Strait its bridges and east to the Boisdale Hills. The Highland Village camera captures our farm and the beautiful Bras d’Or Lake.
Museum Closure | Friday, May 29
Given the continued spread of COVID-19 and based on public health officials’ guidance, the Museum will remain closed to the public. We will continue to monitor the situation and reopen when appropriate.
We are committed to keeping you informed as we receive additional information. Please join our social media channels where we continue to share updates and stories. If you are have questions please contact us directly.
For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 and Nova Scotia’s response, visit novascotia.ca/coronavirus.
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.