Your scenic drive will take you through the heart of the Bras d'Or Lakes region of Cape Breton. The Bras d'Or Lakes is one of the largest salt-water lakes in Canada and stretches out over 450 square miles.

You’ll continue onto the Iona Peninsula, located in the centre of Cape Breton, to the Highland Village, a living history museum and cultural centre that celebrates the Gaelic experience in Nova Scotia. Step back to a bygone era, as you stroll around the 43-acre hillside overlooking the Bras d'Or Lakes. The village is studded with period buildings, including houses, a mill, a forge, a store and a church - all representative of a Gaelic community from the late 1700's to the end of the 1800's.

Meander through the village and enjoy demonstrations by the costumed guides, showcasing the art of weaving, quilting and rug hooking. Discover Nova Scotia's rich Scottish Gaelic cultural history and learn a little Gaelic from the friendly and knowledgeable staff. Cape Breton is the only place in North America where Gaelic is still spoken, a legacy of those who arrived here from the highlands of Scotland. Thigibh air chéilidh or as they say in English - come and visit!

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