Places to stay in Iona, Nova Scotia

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Iona is a small community in Nova Scotia, located in Victoria County on Cape Breton Island. Perched above the Barra Strait between the Great Bras d'Or and Piper's Cove portions of Bras d'Or Lake, Iona is the western terminus of the Barra Strait Bridge carrying Nova Scotia Route 223 across to Grand Narrows village. Iona was settled by Gaelic speaking immigrants from the Isle of Barra in 1802. It is the home of Highland Village Museum, a part of the provincial Nova Scotia Museum system featuring living history exhibits of the Gaelic settlement experience in Nova Scotia. Local restaurants include Clean Wave Restaurant, Herring Choker Deli, Lakeside Restaurant At Inverary Resort Baddeck, and McCurdy's Dining Room (Silver Dart Lodge / Maritime Inns).

Wondering where to stay? Lodging options in the community are mainly limited to Bed and Breakfast type accommodations, though there are a few nearby hotels. If you are travelling in the area, Iona is located close to Doyles Cape, Captains Brook, Philip Rocks, Chisholms Pond and McPhee Island.

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The Iona Heights Inn

Photograph of The Iona Heights Inn, Iona
When you first catch a glimpse of the view from Highland Heights Inn, you will realize immediately why early Scottish settlers chose Iona as their home in the new world. Perched high atop the Iona Peninsula, visitors will be swept away by the majesty of the Great Bras d'Or Lakes and the unspoiled .....

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  • Longitude: -60°49'23.52
  • Latitude: 45°57'53.28

Things to see and do

Comunn Feis an Eilein (Festival of the Island)

Located at Christmas Island Firehall. 8539 Route 223 PO Box 317. Come Experience the Culture of Cape Breton Island at it's best! Join in our weekly concerts and Summer Music Program!Cape Breton's finest musicians share the stage with emerging talent and local tradition bearers in these two-hour,bilingual concerts.

Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

Located at P.O. Box 159. A unique exhibit complex where models, replicas, photo displays, artifacts, and films describe the fascinating life and work of Alexander Graham Bell. Special events such as Harvest Home complement the offering of activities on this site, situated on 10 hectares of landscaped grounds overlooking scenic Bras d'Or Lake and Baddeck Bay.

Nova Scotia Highland Village

Located at 4119 Highway 223. The Nova Scotia Highland Village is a non-profit Society with the mission: to protect, interpret and further the collection of buildings and artifacts at the Nova Scotia Highland Village site in Iona; and to preserve and promote the Scottish Highland and Island culture as found in Nova Scotia. It is without doubt that the Highland Village would not be where it is today without the dedication, stubbornness, and dedication of the many volunteers and members of the Society.

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