What Are We?
Baile nan Gàidheal | Highland Village is an outdoor living history museum and Gaelic folklife centre that illustrates the story, culture and identity of Nova Scotia Gaels. We are located on a stunning 43-acre property overlooking the majestic Bras d’Or Lake in Iona, Nova Scotia, the heart of Cape Breton Island. We are a part of the Nova Scotia Museum operated locally by the Nova Scotia Highland Village Society.
What to Expect
Our 11 historic buildings are staffed by first-person costumed animators who are passionate about sharing our Gaelic culture and identity. We also host special events and programs throughout the year.
Dates & Rates
You can experience the Highland Village daily from June 1 - October 18 (2020). We offer Family & Group Rates.
Our vision is to be the leading Gaelic folklife centre, recognized in Nova Scotia, nationally and internationally as an essential institution for continuing development and representation of a vital and sustainable Gaelic community. Our mission is to grow as a Gaelic folklife centre that bilingually nurtures, communicates and celebrates the heritage and cultural identity of Nova Scotia’s Gaelic community.
Online Gaelic Resources
We have a list of online Gaelic resources for those who are interested in furthering their understanding of our people and their story.