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Highland Village – Adult Living History / Gabh Pàirt `nar Stòiridh – Become Part of Our Story

Highland Village – Adult Living History / Gabh Pàirt `nar Stòiridh – Become Part of Our Story

Region: Bras d'Or Lake Scenic Drive Community: Iona

Explore the vibrant and celebrated history of the Gaels and get a deeper appreciation of their rich culture by becoming part of the story. This two-hour living history program allows you (and your family) to cr...

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Jill’s Chocolates

Region: Bras d'Or Lake Scenic Drive Community: Iona

Find Jill Franklin and her crew handcrafting Nova Scotia themed chocolates at her chocolate cafe in the heart of Cape Breton. You can even try a hand at it yourself while staying at the Iona Heights Inn (on loc...

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Aros na Mara World Oceans Day Festival

Region: Bras d'Or Lake Scenic Drive Community: Iona

The Barra Strait, overlooking the beautiful Bras d’Or Lake, comes alive with festivities acknowledging World Oceans Day, a United Nations-recognized day of ocean celebration and action. Àros na Mara (Gaelic ...

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Family Living History Program – Im agus Bonnach | Butter and Bonnach

Region: Bras d'Or Lake Scenic Drive Community: Iona

Put yourself in our story. This two-hour program will allow individuals or whole families to create meaningful memories as they take part in our living history program. Participants will dress in period costume...

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Highland Village Museum/Baile nan Gàidheal

Highland Village Museum/Baile nan Gàidheal

Region: Bras d'Or Lake Scenic Drive Community: Iona

We are North America’s only living history museum for Gaelic language and culture. Our breathtaking 43-acre site features one of the most unbelievable views of the Barramens Strait, eleven historic buildings,...

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MacCormack Provincial Park

Region: Bras d'Or Lake Scenic Drive Community: Iona

MacCormack Provincial Park is a small picnic park overlooking Bras d’Or Lake on Cape Breton Island off Route 223 on the Bras d’Or Lakes Scenic Drive. Picnic tables are scattered through a softwood fores...

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Iona Heights Inn

Region: Bras d'Or Lake Scenic Drive Community: Iona

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The Iona Heights Inn is centrally located on Cape Breton Island along Highway 223, with an amazing view of the beautiful Bras d'Or Lake. Also on site ...

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Joe Neil MacNeil Memorial Lecture- Effie Rankin

Region: Bras d'Or Lake Scenic Drive Community: Iona

This year’s Joe Neil MacNeil Memorial Lecture will be given by Effie Rankin, author of As a’ Bhràighe: The Gaelic Songs of Allan the Ridge MacDonald. Her lecture is titled Bannal nan Òran/Women and Waulki...

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Là Fhèill Mìcheil | St. Michael’s Day

Region: Bras d'Or Lake Scenic Drive Community: Iona

St. Michael was the Scottish and Irish patron saint of horses, travel, sea and seafarers. His calendar day was celebrated in the Hebrides with eating of a multigrain bonnach called struan. Join us for a special...

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Celtic Colours Milling Frolic

Region: Bras d'Or Lake Scenic Drive Community: Iona

Join us for a traditional milling frolic in a period setting at the Highland Village. Refreshments served. Museum admission charges apply. (2:00-3:00 pm)  ...

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Pioneer Day

Region: Bras d'Or Lake Scenic Drive Community: Iona

This afternoon festival of rural life is for the entire family. Join us for a corn boil, square dance, milling frolic, traditional cooking, natural dye displays, traditional woodworking and iron work demonstrat...

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Donald “Og” Day – Louisbourg & Eskasoni visit the Highland Village

Region: Bras d'Or Lake Scenic Drive Community: Iona

On board a British man of war patrolling the Bras d’Or Lake following the 1758 Seige of Louisbourg, Domhnall Og MacNeil brought news of the lake’s natural wonders home to his native Isle of Barra. Join us a...

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Best of Boxwood Tour with Chris Norman – Malagawatch Church

Region: Bras d'Or Lake Scenic Drive Community: Iona

The ‘Best of Boxwood’ Musique Royale tour is a traditional Maritime ensemble. Programs combine originality, intelligence, fun, and sheer mastery that have garnered respect from audiences, presenters, and co...

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Na Deugairean | The Teenagers Living History Program for Youth

Region: Bras d'Or Lake Scenic Drive Community: Iona

Partake in this special living history program for teens and get a sense of the responsibilities and the lifestyles of young Gaels in days past. The program features special hands-on activities including chores...

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KitchenFest! Storytelling Tour of Baile nan Gaidheal

Region: Bras d'Or Lake Scenic Drive Community: Iona

Come join us for a special storytelling tour of the Highland Village. This folklife experience will give you insight into the lives and stories of Nova Scotia Gaels. Reservations required. $25.00 per person. (2...

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