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Getting Here

Visitor Information

228 Main St., Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

(902) 742-5033

Arrive By Sea

If you are sailing to Yarmouth, the Port of Yarmouth is the first secure port of destination from the US Eastern Seaboard and one of the four ports of entry to Nova Scotia for international vessels. There are slips and floating docks available for rental. More information can be found by visiting: Rudders Brew Pub Marina or Port of Yarmouth.

Via Portland, Maine

Experience the brand-new Nova Star cruises between Portland, Maine and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Drive or walk onboard for an entertaining travel experience that includes a variety of unique dining options, a casino, spa, live entertainment, and more. Visit Nova Star Online.

Via Saint John, New Brunswick

Travel aboard the MV Princess of Acadia, which docks daily in Digby, Nova Scotia. Then it’s just a short 15 minute drive to Yarmouth & Acadian Shores. The three-hour ferry crossing occurs daily. More information can be found online at Digby Saint John Ferry.

Arrive By Land

Driving from Halifax, there are four routes to Yarmouth and Acadian Shores.

  • Take Highway 101 from Halifax and head west via the Annapolis Valley.
  • Follow scenic route #1 along the Annapolis Valley and Fundy Shore south from Halifax.
  • Take Highway 103 from Halifax and head west via the South Shore.
  • Follow scenic route #3 south from Halifax along the South Shore.

Arrive By Air

Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) in Halifax, Nova Scotia is just a short three-hour drive away. There are daily flights from Canada, the USA, and Europe. Visit them online at

Yarmouth international airport also accepts charters and private flights. For more information, please call (902) 742-6484, Monday through Friday.