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Welcome to Eskasoni Cultural Journeys

Eskasoni First Nation and the Highland Village Museum have collaborated to develop a unique multi-cultural tour (Mi’kmaq and Gaelic Culture). The tour includes two different and distinct cultures reflecting the parallels and common threads linking the cultures in history and present day.

Nestled along the Bras d'Or Lakes in Cape Breton's rolling heartland, where the highlands meet the lowlands along the shores of the island's beautiful inland sea, there's history, culture and beauty waiting to be discovered. There is a tremendously  vibrant cultural heart in this region, beating with the drums of the Scottish who settled this land and of the Mi'kmaq who were here before. We'kwistoqnik', where the fir trees are plentiful, so derived our communities name Eskasoni. One of 5 Mi’kmaq communities in Cape Breton, 13 in Nova Scotia, Eskasoni is the largest Mi’kmaq community in the world. Eskasoni is the highest populated reserve in Nova Scotia, with a population of 3,893 (registered population as of October 2008).

"This tour was very good medicine for me, my wife and my two children Arved and Corben . I very much appreciate all the love and dedication that all of you have put into making your tour the most cherished experience of our whole trip in New Scotland."
Henner Wenkhausen

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