There is a living Celtic culture on Cape Breton Island where, as we say, “the Gaelic is strong”. And we’d love to share it with you.

The Gaelic language and culture has strong roots in Cape Breton that date back to the 18th century. As an island, this culture was preserved and continues to live on today. You can experience the life of the Gaelic settlers at Baile nan Gàidheal (Highland Village), learn a traditional Gaelic milling song and take part in a milling frolic, or even become a Gaelic speaker through one of our immersion programs.


Culture packages

Wake up in the Past! 18th Century Equipped Camping

Your 18th century experience doesn’t have to end when the gates close at 5:00. Camp under the stars, safe inside the fortress walls, or sleep in a period house just as they did 300 years ago.

Enjoy our fully equipped 18th century style camping! Be adventurous and tackle the outdoors and cultural activities. We provide each group with a period tent (already set up), period lanterns, modern floor mats, cooking equipment, a propane stove, and a fire pit to make your own fire.

Experience the magic of the Fortress of Louisbourg after the sun goes down with this unique opportunity to sample the life of 18th century Louisbourg in a new fashion: camping.

Price: $70 per night per tent (up to 4 people) - entrance fees are separate.

Reservations can be made for the 2017 season starting February 1, 2017.

Rodrigue House

Prefer camping with a roof? Located in the heart of the fortified town, the Rodrigue House will provide a truly authentic experience with incredible stories to tell and long-lasting memories to cherish. A propane stove, cooking equipment and period lanterns are also provided. 

Price:  $120.00 per night (up to 6 people - 3 single beds and 3 modern floor mat available) - entrance fees are separate.

Reservations can be made for the 2017 season starting February 1, 2017.

To Book : 902-733-3552 or

Available from June to September.

Reservations must be made by 12:00 pm for that same night.




Nòs Is Dualchas – Explore Our Living Culture

Explore the only living Celtic culture in North America. Make unique, personal connections while enjoying this self-guided tour of ceilidhs, hands-on cultural demonstrations, and enriching community square dances. Top it off with live tunes and a wee dram tasting tour at Canada’s first single malt whisky distillery. Available from June 20th to September 30th.

Accommodations, breakfasts, admissions and fees included
(meal costs not included)
Two-night package available on Tuesdays & Wednesdays
(prices subject to changes)

$499 single
$649 couple

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Our Celtic experience partners

Look out for our Experiences Map, available Island-wide