The Highland Village was a planned detour on our way from Baddeck to Sydney. It's a lovely scenic drive from Baddeck, with a short trip on a cable ferry. We left Baddeck in the morning, and arrived at the Village in short order. The tour begins at the visitor center where we watched an informative overview movie, then we walked along the path to the various buildings that represent aspects of Nova Scotia settlement throughout periods of history. Each building is staffed with a costumed interpreter, and we had fun engaging each in conversation about their daily life, occupation, and historical events. The view of the Bras d’Or is just spectacular, and the various buildings provide ample opportunities for picture-taking. All in all, it's a well-executed living history site. Plan an outdoor walking experience, and budget about 3 hours at the Village. I would also suggest packing a lunch, because there aren't many places to eat on the drive from the Village toward Sydney.
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