Cape Breton Island Sights

Highland Village Museum

  • 4119 Hwy. 223
  • Baddeck
  • Museum Village
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 05/06/2016

Fodor's Review

The 40-acre "village" is set high on a mountainside with a spectacular view of Bras d'Or Lake and narrow Barra Strait. Its 11 historical buildings (among them a forge, a school, a church, and a barn filled with heritage breeds of livestock) were assembled from all over the province to depict the Highland Scots' way of life, from their origins in the Hebrides to the present day. Costumed animators who tackle daily chores lend the village a further touch of authenticity and are always on the ready to give an impromptu Gaelic lesson. Interactive programs include games and activities for children. There's a gift shop on-site as well as a Genealogy and Family History Center (open by appointment) that may be of interest to anyone with Cape Breton blood in their veins.

Sight Information


4119 Hwy. 223, Baddeck, Nova Scotia, B2C 1A3, Canada


902-725–2272; 866-442–3542

Sight Details:

  • C$11
  • June–mid-Oct., daily 10–5; gift shop year-round, weekdays 10–5

Published 05/06/2016


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