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.

New! 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.

Baile nan Gàidheal | Highland Village is now on off-season hours

The Visitor Centre (gift shop & administration) is open Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm. 

The full site will re-open for the 2018 Visitor Season on June 1, 2018.

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April 1, 2018
Join us at the Highland Village for our 3rd Easter Egg hunt sponsored by Jill’s Chocolates. Enjoy a fun afternoon gathering colourful eggs in your basket. After all of the eggs are gathered, join us...
May 5, 2018
Join us for a special evening as we raise funds for the Cape Breton Cancer Centre at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. The Centre is a vital resource for many of our family and friends. All proceeds...
June 1, 2018
Join us for opening day of the 2018 season!
June 1, 2018
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 with a milling frolic Free admission for July 1st ...

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Baile nan Gàidheal | Highland Village

(902) 725-2272

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Baile nan Gàidheal | Highland Village

Iona, Nova Scotia

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