Heart of the Island

Starting at
$79.99 / Adult (ages 13 and over)
$49.99 / Child (ages 12 and under)
Sydney, Ns, Canada
Easy Activity Level
No Minimum Age
Snack Only
3.5 hours
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Enjoy a picturesque drive through Cape Breton's dynamic scenery, weaving through rugged countryside, touching the shores of Bras d'Or Lakes. Stop at Highland Village where vibrant Gaelic culture & traditions are alive and awaiting discovery at this living history/folk-life museum. Highland Village is the only living history museum for Gaelic language & heritage in North America. Tour 11 period buildings, structures representative of a Gaelic community from late 1700s to 1800s. The house, mill, forge, store, and church set upon 43-acres will take you to another time. There are rare farm animals, including soay sheep & highland cattle. Costumed animators offer interactive learning experiences. The Highland Village has 3,000+ artifacts from hooked rugs, furniture & instruments used to explore and make maps. Visit the lookout for a breathtaking view of the Bras d'Or Lakes, which covers 683 sq. miles.

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Guests must be able to walk for an extended period over uneven surfaces. For safety reasons, guests with mobility difficulties may not participate on this excursion.