We know you want to give it a try, so come and we’ll try together! This is the only place in Canada where you can practice your Gaelic. One of the first expressions you’ll want to master is Ciad Mile Failte, or as we affectionately say in Cape Breton, “One Hundred Thousand Welcomes.” A trip to St. Ann’s takes you into the heart of the earliest Scottish settlement in Cape Breton. Be prepared to be inspired. Find yourself looking closely at the incredible stonework, cavernous fireplaces and walls of Cape Breton history that await you in the Great Hall of the Clans at the Nova Scotia Gaelic College. The museum features a “walk-around” exhibit that traces the history and development of the Celts from ancient times through to the Highland Clearances. If you have any Scottish roots, you’ll find your linkages here. Come make the connection! Explore the resilient language, tour the Interpretive Centre and be sure to find that Scottish souvenir you can’t live without. No matter your heritage, you’ll be charmed by the authentic ambiance and the exquisite dishes prepared for you.
On the program for the Yackandandah Folk Festival. I love this town :)