2024 English Visitor Guide

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Visitor Information

Getting Here

United States

Digby Saint

Driving times to Yarmouth in Nova Scotia

Did you know that Yarmouth & Acadian Shores is home to North America’s first “Starlight Destination” designated by The International Starlight Foundation? Find more night-sky experiences inside this guide.

Photographer: Simon D’Entremont
Deep Sky Eye Observatory
Ellenwood Lake Provincial Park
Cape Forchu Lighthouse
Trout Point Lodge
Argyler Lodge
Forest Glen Adventures
Wedgeport Nature Trail
Tourism Nova Scotia / Photographer: @daveyandsky

Sleep under the stars in your own sky bubble

Deep Sky Eye Observatory

Nocturnal Sky Theatre Experience

You’ll start your experience learning about the basics of astronomy, the night’s celestial wonders, and the Deep Sky Eye observatory while sitting back in a comfortable zerogravity chair. Outside, under the beauty of the summer Milky Way, learn to navigate the night sky using points of reference such as Polaris (North Star) and various constellations.

We’ll use several telescopes on the observing platform to show you the beauty of the planets and deepspace objects. Galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, the Moon, and planets are all within reach of the night sky in Quinan! Book your experience today.

Tourism Nova Scotia / Photographer: Branislav Zvada

A Light Like No Other

Welcome to Cape Forchu , a light like no other. This spectacular “apple core” lighthouse is one of the most photographed lighthouses in Nova Scotia and is located just 10 minutes outside the Town of Yarmouth.

The Cape has welcomed visitors since 1604, when French explorer Samuel de Champlain named the area “Cap Fourchu,” meaning “forked tongue of land.”

Since 1839, the Cape Forchu

Light has towered over the jagged coastline, welcoming people to the region and beckoning them to shore. With crashing waves and sprawling skies, it’s no wonder Cape Forchu was voted one of the best public spaces in Canada.

Grab a bite at Nichole’s Kitchen, inside the former light keeper’s home or visit the gift shop for a perfect keepsake.

Explore the rugged landscape along the Leif Erikson Park & Trail, taking in breathtaking views, stunning sunsets, and spectacular stargazing.

1854 Highway 304, Cape Forchu, NS 902-740-1680

Climb the Light Experience

the seventy-seven steps inside the lighthouse to the lantern room where you will be treated to the breathtaking views of the surrounding sea and landscapes.

in awe to the historical events linked to the site and surrounding communities.

Photographer: Simon D’Entremont
Photo: Yarmouth & Acadian Shores Tourism | The Planet D
Tourism Nova Scotia / Photographer: Hugh Whitaker

P’jilita’q Wla Welcome to Kespukwitk

The Mi’kmaq (meeg-maw) are the Indigenous people of Mi’kma’ki (meeg-maw-gi), an area that encompasses Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, parts of the Gaspé Peninsula, Québec, and Maine.

Archaeological findings have shown evidence of Mi’kmaw presence in and around this area for more than ten thousand years.

This region, known as Kespukwitk, now includes the selfgoverning Mi’kmaw communities of Wasoqopa’q (waa-so-ho-ba) First Nation and L’Sitkuk First Nation (Bear River).


region is known as Kespukwitk (End of Flow)

Land Acknowledgement

The Yarmouth & Acadian Shores region is in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq. The Mi’kmaq have lived on this territory for thousands of years and we acknowledge them as the past, present, and future caretakers of this land.

What is a Land Acknowledgment?

Historically, a land acknowledgment is a traditional practice shared among Indigenous groups to recognize the Indigenous land and territory they are visiting. Today, a land acknowledgment remains a way to express gratitude to the Indigenous communities and to remind us that we are all treaty people.

Kespukwitk in Southwest Nova Scotia is home to Kejimkujik National Park and Historic Site which protects 426 square kilometers of diverse habitat within Nova Scotia’s South Shore Region. A location of two distinct and separate natural regions given cultural context by longstanding Indigenous heritage.

Kejimkujik National Park
Photo: Tourism Nova Scotia

Living Acadian Culture

Home to the largest Acadian population in Nova Scotia . Acadians are descendants of French settlers who arrived in the early 1600s in Nova Scotia.

Musée des Acadiens des Pubnicos

Discover Acadian history and culture dating back to 1653 and maybe even discover a distant relative in their archives. A must-see museum. 898 NS-335, West Pubnico, NS 902-762-3380

Tourism Nova Scotia / Photographer: Acorn Art & Photography

Le Village historique acadien de la Nouvelle-Écosse

Located on a stunning 17-acre site overlooking Pubnico Harbour, we welcome you to take a step back in time and discover the heart, life, and work of early 20th-century Acadians. You can explore the old cemetery, which has timeworn tombstones dating back to the early 1800s.

In our gift shop, you can browse unique handmade crafts. Experience the restored and recreated Acadian Village and participate in re-enactments and demonstrations that showcase the lifestyle and work of yesteryear.

91 Old Church Rd., Lower West Pubnico, NS 888-381-8999


A Seafaring Heritage

the 1870s, Yarmouth became the second-largest port on the registry in Canada, dispatching ships all over the globe. Captains and crew delivered lumber, molasses, and cotton worldwide.

Today, fishing remains the largest industry in the area. This region is home to Canada’s most lucrative and largest lobster fishing fleet.

Heritage in Your Hand

Grab a copy of the Heritage in Your Hand walking tour map at the Visitor Information Centre at 341 Main Street. The self-guided tour includes Sea Captains’ and Ship Owners’ homes—many still operate as single-family dwellings. These homes and architecture are testaments to the wealth accumulated during the shipbuilding era.

Yarmouth Heritage District

The boom from shipping impacted Yarmouth & Acadian Shores in many ways. Wealthy ship owners and captains constructed impressive homes in the area, taking architectural inspiration from around the world. Some common styles include the Second Empire, Queen Anne Revival, Gothic Revival, and Italianate.

The Gothik Guest House
Tourism Nova Scotia / Photographer: @daveyandsky

Discover the Stories of a Life Made from the Sea

The fishing industry is an integral part of our region’s culture; now, you can experience what it’s like to work in it. This FREE experience will allow you to learn about life on the ocean, hear the stories of those who make a living on the water, and participate in demonstrations by real people in the industry.

July 1 to August 31, 2024 1:30pm - 4:00pm AST

1. Mon. – Dennis Point Wharf

Location: 35-219 Dennis Point Rd., Middle West Pubnico, NS

2. Thurs. – Sandford Wharf

Location: Ross Durkee Rd., Sandford, NS

3. Sun. – Cape Forchu

Location: 1854 Hwy 304, Cape Forchu, NS

Tusket Island Tours

Signature Experiences

Downtown Yarmouth

Frost Park

Originally the site of an early cemetery and later known as Victoria Park, Frost Park is now an attractive green space in the centre of the downtown landscape. This well-shaded park features a 150-year-old, three-tier fountain and a compass-rose overlooking Yarmouth Harbour.

Did You Know ?

Meredith Willson’s world famous holiday classic “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas ” is believed to have been written during his stay at the original Yarmouth Grand Hotel (circa 1951).

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Everywhere you go

Photos: Tourism Nova Scotia / Photographer: @daveyandsky

Yarmouth Downtown Streetscape

Yarmouth’s downtown streetscape is public art with a purpose, tapping into the region’s most important industry – lobster fishing. Take a selfie, snag a kitchen party chair to catch up with a friend, or simply step into the shade and rest for a while.

Photo: Harrison Newman Jardine - Elevated Pictures
Photo: Tourism Nova Scotia / Photographer: Hugh Whitaker

Savour the Flavours of the Region

Discover More Restaurants

Try great regional dishes and visit some of the best places to eat in Yarmouth & Acadian Shores. From an array of diverse restaurants, craft breweries, and local markets, to tried-and-tested recipes for down-home favourites and the tastiest lobster in the land, you’ll always find a buffet of options on the menu.

Shanty Café Wild Roots Restaurant
Tourism Nova Scotia / Photographer: @daveyandsky
Photo: Tourism Nova Scotia / Photographer: Hugh Whitaker
Photo: Tourism Nova Scotia / Photographer: Hugh Whitaker

Specialty & Fine Dining

Argyler Lodge & Restaurant

Café Caye Mangé

Charlene’s Kitchen

Chez la Forêt at Trout Point Lodge

Honey Bee’s Restaurant

Marco’s Grill & Pasta House

Mr. González Mexican Cuisine

Nichole’s Kitchen

Red Cap Restaurant

Rudder’s Seafood Restaurant & Brew Pub

Shanty Café

Simply “Pho” You

Wild Roots Restaurant

Argyler Lodge
Café Caye Mangé
Red Cap Restaurant
Argyler Lodge & Red Cap Restaurant | Tourism Nova Scotia / Photographer: Acorn Art & Photography

Food & Drink

Cheers, Let’s Eat

Fast Food & Takeout

A&W Express

Burger King

Dairy Queen

Greco Pizza & Donair

KFC / Taco Bell

La Shoppe à Carl

Mary Brown’s Chicken & Taters


Pita Pit

Pizza Villa

Robin’s Donuts


Tim Hortons (Two Locations)

Starrs Road

• Water Street


Dennis Point Café
Tourism Nova Scotia / Photographer: Acorn Art & Photography

ICEWORKS Dairy & Espresso Bar

Casual Dining

Blue Lagoon Restaurant

Boston Pizza

Café du Crique

Dennis Point Café

Gale’s Eatery

Galley South

Harv’s Diner

ICEWORKS Dairy & Espresso Bar

J’s Amazing Breakfast

Jake’s Family Restaurant

Joanne’s Quick-n-Tasty

Jungle Jim’s

New Century Chinese Restaurant

Pair-a-Dice Bistro

Pizza Delight

Redo’s Pizza Donair & Grill

The Dinner Plate Family Restaurant

Wallace’s Curbside Cravings

Windlass Restaurant

Winner’s One Stop Restaurant

Food & Drink

Local Specialties

Old World Bakery and Deli
Blueberry Fields Bakery Cafe
Studio Yarmouth Cafe + Gallery

Bakeries, Ice Cream Shops and Cafés

Bailey’s Bakery

Blueberry Fields Bakery Cafe

Creamy Treat Ice Cream

D’Eon’s Rappie Pie

Edna’s Bakery

Honey Bee’s Restaurant

Kerr’s Take-Out & Ice Cream Shop

Lickety Splitz

Old World Bakery and Deli

Sip Café

Studio Yarmouth Cafe & Gallery

The Dancing Bean Café

Third Cup Cafe

Sip Café
Honey Bee’s Restaurant
Tourism Nova Scotia / Photographer: @daveyandsky


Beer & Spirits

Yarmouth & Acadian Shores has three local craft breweries and one distillery offering unique Nova Scotia craft brews and spirits with local twists and seasonal flavours.

Rudder’s Seafood Restaurant & Brew Pub
Tourism Nova Scotia / Photographer: @daveyandsky
Tourism Nova Scotia / Photographer: @daveyandsky
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Food & Drink

Farm-Fresh Produce and Local Recipes

Argyle & Yarmouth Farmers’ & Artisanal Markets

Thursday 12-3pm, mid-June to the end of August.

8168 Highway 3, Tusket, NS

 Argyle Farmers and Artisanal Market

Saturday 9am–1pm, year-round.

15 Hawthorne Street, Yarmouth yarmouthfarmersmarketns.ca

Creamed Lobster

Dig your claws into this one! Creamed lobster was created by Clara Harris, a local restaurant owner for over 50 years. The dish caught on quickly, and can now be enjoyed at many restaurants throughout Yarmouth & Acadian Shores. The dish is still relatively unknown outside of our region. A true local specialty, creamed lobster has evolved from being a restaurant treat to a dish many cook at home too.


Râpure (ra-pur) or Rappie (ra-pee) Pie in English, is a much-loved traditional Acadian dish. Its a delicious mix of potatoes and chicken. It’s not a pie in the conventional sense, as there is no pastry crust. Rappie pie is a family dish in many households and a tradition during special occasions like Christmas.

Photo: Laura Muise of Inner Oaks Holistic Experience

Sweeney Fisheries Museum

Tourism Nova Scotia / Photographer: Acorn Art & Photography

Museums & Archives

Argyle Township Court House & Jail

Firefighters’ Museum of NS

Harbourfront Museum

Killam Brothers Shipping Office

Le Village historique acadien de la Nouvelle-Écosse

Musée des Acadiens des Pubnicos & Centre de Recherche

Pelton-Fuller House

The UNESCO Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve Culture, Heritage and Science Interpretive Centre

W. Laurence Sweeney Fisheries Museum

Wedgeport Sport Tuna Fishing Museum

Yarmouth County Museum & Archives

A rare collection of firefighting equipment and memorabilia, including Canada’s oldest steam pumper. A fun day for kids and adults alike.

451 Main St., Yarmouth, NS 902-742-5525 firefightersmuseum.novascotia.ca

Argyle Township Court House & Archives

Canada’s oldest Court House & Jail, a National Historic site since 1805. Visit the Archives and discover stories of communities and families that have shaped this region.

8168 Highway #3, Tusket, NS 902-648-2493 argylecourthouse.com

Photo: Len Wagg
Tourism Nova Scotia
Photographer: Acorn Art & Photography

The Marble Lady

The Marble Lady is a statue located at Town Point Cemetery in Chebogue, which pays tribute to Margaret Lindsay McNaught Webster. Margaret was a member of one of the founding English settler families in Yarmouth County. After her death in the mid-1800s, her husband commissioned the statue in her honor. Interestingly, the image on which the statue was based was taken from a painting on a matchbox.

Historic Churches & Cemetaries

Chebogue Cemetary

Home of the “The Marble Lady”

Église Saint Pierre Church

Église Ste-Anne Church

Holy Trinity Church

Old Stones Cemetery

Rocco Point Chapel & Trail

St. Ambrose Church

Église Ste-Famille Church

Monuments & Memorials

Refer to map for locations

Afghanistan War Memorial

Arcadia War Memorial

Carleton War Memorial

Fish Point Historic Site

Kemptville War Memorial

Korean War Memorial

Lost to The Sea Memorial

Pubnico War Memorial

Sara Corning Memorial

Tusket War Memorial

Yarmouth Cenotaph & No. 2 Black

Construction Battalion Memorial

Sara Corning Memorial

Honouring an Unsung Hero

In 1919, a middle-aged nurse from Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, strode into the mayhem of war — now recognized as the Armenian Genocide — and earned the enduring gratitude of a nation. The Sara Corning Memorial statue recognizes her life and accomplishments.

30 Parade St., Yarmouth, NS

Photographer: Dave & Sue Slaght @traveltalesoflife
Town Point Rd., Chebogue, NS

Local Galleries & Artists

Bill Curry Photography

Dan Earle, Artist

Danielle Mahood Art

Galerie Beaucoop

Hands on Crafts

Hubert and Belle’s

Sea Hags and Scallywags

Sticks and Stones Folk Art

The Lumberjack’s Daughter

Tootsie Emin’s Art Studio

Yarmouth Creatives

Yarmouth Waterfront Gallery

Murals and Outdoor Art

The Town of Yarmouth has many murals, outdoor artwork, and hand-painted displays. One of many beautiful examples is the mural above by Yarmouth artist Danielle Mahood located near the Water and Brown Street intersection. Another renowned local artist, Brian Porter, has created amazing murals on the Yarmouth waterfront and for the Style Merchant on Hawthorne Street in Yarmouth.

Learn More about our Local Artists

We love Yarmouth & Acadian Shores, and we know you do, too! That’s why we’ve created a series of cozy clothing, fun aprons, and camping mugs representing our laid-back lifestyle. And because we wouldn’t be anywhere without community, we’ve partnered with Yarmouth Association for Community Residential Options (YACRO), a fantastic organization that assists people with life challenges. shop.yarmouthandacadianshores.com

shopping, direct delivery or FREE local pick-up available at The Store Next Door on Central St. in Yarmouth.

Seahags & Scallywags

Local Shopping

Antique Picker

Carl’s Store

Chocolaterie By-The-Sea

Dayton Fabrics and Singer

Designs by Nhung

Every Bloomin’ Thing

Frenchy’s Thrift Stores (3 Locations)

• Glebe Street

• Tusket

• Guy’s Frenchys Airport Stretch

Friends of Jane’s

Futura New Age & Metaphysical

Gator Byte Computers & Entertainment

Hamilton’s Fine Clothing

Hands on Crafts

Hook ‘n’ Sea Crafts and Gift Shop

K & K Fashions

Lam’s Used Book Store

Mythic Games & Hobbies

Ocean Blue Music

Runners Attic

Seahags & Scallywags

Sticks and Stones Folk Art

Strictly Fish “N” Tackle Shop

The Lumberjack’s Daughter

The Store Next Door

The Style Merchant

Tooie’s Country Store

Warehouse 87 Antiques

Wedgeport Antiques

Yaciuk’s Antiques

Yarmouth Brewing Centre

Yarmouth Creatives

Yarmouth Natural Foods

Yarmouth Wool Shoppe

More shopping

Shop & discover downtown Yarmouth
Tourism Nova Scotia Photographer: @daveyandsky

Local Stories

Yarmouth Walking Tours

Discover the fascinating stories and secrets of Yarmouth, a town with a rich history of seafaring. You’ll hear about the folklore, legends and events that have shaped this storied town. Our tour topics vary and are offered seasonally with select dates available through October. If you prefer a customized experience, private tours are available year-round upon request. 902-307-2250 | info@mileeast.com

Tusket Island Tours Deep-Sea Fishing Charters

We offer a deep-sea fishing charter that departs from Dennis Point Wharf, Lower West Pubnico, Nova Scotia. Hop onboard our 25-foot center console fishing boat for a fun day of saltwater fishing. If you are lucky enough to catch some fish, we will fillet your fish to take home. Another group may join you if you are a small party. A minimum of two people are required per charter. Call for pricing.

Wine & Beer Tours of Nova


Experience Nova Scotia’s unique wine, beer, cider, spirits, cuisine, and scenery with our flexible tour options. From craft breweries and fresh seafood to exclusive lobster suppers and renowned wines, we offer something for everyone. wineandbeertoursofnovascotia.com

Forest Glen Adventures

A peaceful and adventurous getaway on a breathtaking homestead that offers a variety of outdoor activities such as camping, stargazing, hiking, and wildlife watching. Camp in a tent or a hammock to enjoy the beauty of nature. Licensed Airbnb accommodation, including a bunkie for those who prefer glamping. forestglenadventures.com

Inner Oaks Holistic Approach Experiences

Explore our beautiful gardens in Quinan, Nova Scotia. Engage your senses with culinary herbs and edible flowers. Then join us as we combine the freshly picked herbs with other locally sourced ingredients in season to create a delicious dish. Open Mid Apr. - Mid Oct., by appointment only. laurastastes@gmail.com inneroaksholisticapproach.com

Guided Tours & Experiences

Deep Sky Eye Observatory

Forest Glen Adventures

Island Tours & Deep Sea Fishing Charters Heritage in Your HandSelf-Guided Walking Tour

Inner Oaks Holistic Approach

& Beer Tours of Nova Scotia

Walking Tours

Beaches & Lakes

Amazing Beaches Await

Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park

Supervised July-August

A pristine beach awaits visitors looking for a serene escape from daily life. The beach features a grassy picnic area, perfect for an afternoon picnic. A picturesque wharf and fishing boats dot the shoreline and offer a breathtaking backdrop for photographers and painters alike. Amenities include changing rooms, and vault toilets on site.

Directions: From Hwy 101, take Exit 33 to Route 1 and travel 4 km (2.5 mi.).

Address: 3297 Main Shore Road, Port Maitland, Nova Scotia

John’s Cove Beach, Cape Forchu, NS

A perfect spot for a break after a visit to Cape Forchu. Watch the fishing boats roll by and enjoy the view.

Comeau’s Hill Beach is a secluded beach and one of the few places that offers a view of the Tusket Island chain from the shore. This sandy beach is ideal for families looking for a relaxing time.

Local Beaches & Lakes

Comeau’s Hill Beach

Very end of Comeaus Hill Rd., off Hwy 334 in Arcadia

Ellenwood Lake Provincial Park

1888 Mood Rd., Deerfield NS

False Harbour Beach

Located across the road from John’s Cove Beach Cape Forchu, NS

John’s Cove Beach

70 Lobster Pound Rd., Yarmouth, NS

Pembroke Beach

A secluded beach offering a quiet getaway for those looking for a secret spot to relax. Soft sand and a southern view.

Lake Milo 700 Main St., Yarmouth, NS

Pembroke Beach

Helen Lucy Rd., Yarmouth, NS

Pinkney’s Point Beach

Melbourne Rd. – Pinkney’s Point, NS

Sunday Point Beach

Sunday Point Rd., Yarmouth, NS

Photo: Chris Abbott
Photo: Lake Milo Aquatic Club
Photo: Tourism Nova Scotia Photographer: Hugh Whitaker
Mermaid Yarmouth

West Pubnico Golf & Country Club

The West Pubnico Golf & Country Club was inaugurated on August 31, 1968. The club currently boasts a membership of 380 and also offers a driving range, putting green, and a clubhouse that caters to both members and visitors who wish to unwind and relax.

Luxury & Relaxation Places to Stay

Trout Point Lodge

In a world that’s constantly filled with noise and busyness, there’s a place where you can escape and be enveloped by nature. You’ll hear the rustling of leaves and whispering wind, and you’ll see sights that are as ancient as the stars. Trout Point Lodge is a luxurious haven for adventurers who seek both authenticity and luxury.

189 Trout Point Rd., East Kemptville, NS 902-761-2142 | troutpoint.com

& Motels

Tourism Nova Scotia / Photographer: Patrick Rojo
Tourism Nova Scotia | Photographer: @daveyandsky

Auberge Thon Jaune (Yellow Tuna)

Welcome to Auberge Thon Jaune - Yellow Tuna —a charming, relaxing, boutique hotel overlooking the water and the perfect place for your next overnight getaway. Our luxury getaway rental in Wedgeport, NS, the tuna sport fishing capital of the world, is located in the heart of one of the world’s largest fishing grounds, making it the ideal spot to immerse yourself in the Acadian culture of this tightly knit historic community. 2453 Highway 334, Wedgeport, NS 902-748-2015 | yellowtuna.ca

Tourism Nova Scotia / Photographer: Scott Munn

Rennesouth Properties


hello@rennesouth.com rennesouth.com

Phone: 902-648-2493


Camping makes the best memories

Camper’s Haven Campground and Cottages

Our campground has 215 sites catering to a variety of needs, including tent sites, cottage rentals, and full-service 50-amp hookups. We’re the closest campground to the ferry terminal in Yarmouth, just three miles away. Our activities include fishing, swimming, kayaking, golfing, and stargazing under the darkest skies.

9700 Hwy 3 (The Lighthouse Route) Arcadia, NS

902-742-4848 or toll free 844-742-4848


Ellenwood Lake

Provincial Park

Supervised July-August

Ellenwood Lake Provincial Park, a 282-acre site located in Deerfield, offers swimming, sportfishing, kayaking, SUPs, and hiking. The day-use area has supervised swimming during July and August. There is a hiking trail suitable for all age levels. There are 21 serviced and 61 unserviced sites available.

1888 Mood Rd., Deerfield, NS 888-544-3434 or 902-761-2400 novascotiaparks.ca

Lake Breeze Campground and Cottages

A family campground located on Darling Lake, 14.5 km/9 mi. North of Yarmouth. This quiet facility offers rest and relaxation, and great bass fishing. It has 4 cottages, RV and tenting sites, and is close to major attractions. Twenty-five 30 amp sites and one 50 amp site available for RVs. WiFi available throughout. EV charging stations on-site.

2560 Hwy 1, Darling Lake, NS 902-649-2332


Castle Lake Campground & Cottages

Castle Lake Campground provides a serene camping experience with lakeside camping and offers 170 overnight sites, including 75 serviced sites. You can enjoy multiple activities such as hiking, fishing, swimming, and canoeing. If you’re fond of stargazing, you can set up your own telescope on our hill near the lake and stargaze to your heart’s content.

83 Comeau’s Hill Rd., Arcadia, NS 902-749-1739 castlelakecampground.com

Photo: Tourism Nova Scotia / Photographer: Hugh Whitaker

Trails & Landmarks

Yarmouth Buoy Wall

The Yarmouth Buoy Wall is a colorful art feature that celebrates the maritime spirit of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. It is located at the Yarmouth Bar on the way to Cape Forchu Lighthouse and is adorned with buoys that pay homage to the region’s fishing heritage. Each buoy tells a story of the hard work and dedication of local fishermen and women who use them to locate their lobster traps.

Photographer: @daveyandsky

Trails & Landmarks

Sandford Drawbridge - World’s Smallest Drawbridge

Located at the Sandford Wharf, the drawbridge was built so fishermen and visitors could cross from one side of the Sandford wharf system to the other without having to travel back on the road.

Leif Erikson Park & Trail

The interpretive walking trails of Leif Erikson Park are located on the grounds of the iconic Cape Forchu Light. Explore unique rock formations and experience nature’s raw beauty.

The psychological thriller The Lighthouse directed by Robert Eggers, co-starring Willem DeFoe and Robert Pattinson, was filmed at Cape Forchu in 2018. The filmmakers were unable to find a lighthouse that fit the mood of the film. They constructed a 70-foot lighthouse and other buildings for the set at Lief Erikson Park Trail. Learn more at a24films.com/films/the-lighthouse

Photographer: Chris Reardon
Tourism Nova Scotia | Photographer: @daveyandsky

Room to Breathe

The Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve seeks to achieve a balance between the conservation of our natural and cultural heritage and economic activity through sustainable resource development that supports prosperous local economies and healthy communities.

Visit the UNESCO Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve Culture, Heritage and Science Interpretive Centre.

90 Water St., Yarmouth, NS

The Tobeatic Wilderness Area

Toby and Kejimkujik National Park protect a vast area of mixed woods, barrens, and wetlands that are the heart of the UNESCO Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve. The Tobeatic wilderness is famous for its mainland moose, trout streams, and rugged canoe routes, including the iconic “Tent Dwellers” route. To fully appreciate the area’s wild beauty, having a licensed guide is advisable.

Tourism Nova Scotia / Photographer: @daveyandsky
Tourism Nova Scotia / Photographer: @lifeofashmac

Where Doers Stay

At Rodd Grand Yarmouth, we know you want to explore and do all you can while on vacation – and a good night’s rest is the best start to the day.

With the comfiest of beds, our on-site Gale’s Eatery, featuring local cuisine, on-site Haley’s Lounge, an indoor pool, gym, and the friendliest team ready to host you – we are the perfect addition to your Nova Scotia plans.

Did you know we are only one block from the CAT ferry terminal and within walking distance of local shops, restaurants and museums? What are you waiting for? Book your stay today!

Little River Duck Dog

The community of Little River Harbour is home to the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, known locally as the Little River Duck Dog. The dog, bred to assist with duck hunting, is a great swimmer and full of energy!

Tidal salt marshes surround Little River Harbour, and a visit will show why the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is a great hunting companion.

AUGUST 10-18

The Congrès mondial acadien 2024 is much more than an event: it is a premiere celebration of Acadian culture and heritage! Every 5 years, the CMA brings Acadians together from all over the world to exchange ideas and reflect together on major topics concerning l'Acadie.





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