Yarmouth & Acadian Shores

Yarmouth is an historical seaport that has welcomed visitors for centuries with a wide array of attractions, shopping and services. Enjoy a lobster supper and join in the fun at festivals and celebrations held throughout the year.

Yarmouth is the home port of the high-speed ferry service from Maine, USA, The Cat.

There are many museums within the town including the Firefighter’s Museum of Nova Scotia; the W. Lawrence Sweeney Fisheries Museum; Killam Brothers Shipping Office and Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Western Branch.

Where to Eat, Stay & Play while touring this area

Departing Yarmouth along the Evangeline Trail (to the east), you will ride through 12 French-speaking communities, originally settled in the 1600s by Europeans from France, and then join the Fundy Trail and Annapolis Valley region.

Attractions heading east include the Yarmouth Light at Cape Forchu; the world’s smallest wooden lift-bridge in Sandford; the beaches at Port Maitland and Mavillette; the sea caves at Smugglers Cove and magnificent churches at Church Point and St. Bernard.

Departing along the Lighthouse Route (southern coast), you will ride through Acadian settlements also from the 1600s, featuring museums and restorations before joining the South Shore region.

Attractions heading west include the wind farms in the Pubnicos; Le Village Historique Acadien and Le Musée Acadian & Archives; and the Sport Tuna Fishing Museum at Wedgeport.

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