Paddle and a Pint!
Occurs Friday, June 22, 2018 until Monday, August 20, 2018
1536 Raynardton Rd., Tusket, NS B0W 3M0,
Paddle and a Pint!
Join Nancy and the East Coast Paddle Company for a Paddle and a Pint! You’ll experience the beautiful Tusket River or Yarmouth’s Historic waterfront on a Stand-Up Paddle Board. Explore these historic waterways while you take in the beautiful landscape of Yarmouth & Acadian Shores. After you leave the water you’ll devour some scrumptious appetizers and your choice of delicious craft beer from Rudders Seafood Restaurant & Brew Pub or The Tusket Falls Brewing Company. Don’t miss this super fun experience.
Reservations required. Experiences start at either 6:00pm or 7:00pm AST. Call ahead for times and launch locations. Available for private bookings, subject to availability.
Acadian Kitchen Party
Occurs Friday, July 13, 2018 until Friday, October 5, 2018
125.00 CAD pp
52 Ye Old Argyle Rd, Glenwood, NS, Argyle, B0W 1W0, Argyle
Indulge in a chef-prepared dinner featuring authentic stories of local Acadians through food and music, from early days of French Acadie to connections with Cajun cousins in Louisiana to seafaring joie-de-vivre. Then join locals in a seaside kitchen party and try to play the spoons!
- Multicourse meal: evening menu offers a four-course meal with Acadian and Cajun recipes featuring the freshest seafood caught off these very shores and wine perfectly paired.
- Authentic Acadian music: Immerse yourself in Acadian culture, cuisine, and spirit, on the shores of the beautiful Lobster Bay.
- Storytelling: Hear Acadian stories and tales from CBC personality Laurent d’Entremont
- Connect with locals: Learn to play the spoons from a local
*Inquire about an overnight package for the Acadian Kitchen Party 1-902-643-2500
July 13, 2018
July 27, 2018
Sept 21, 2018
Oct 5, 2018
Price: $125 per person
Booking: Reservations are required. VISA or MasterCard is required at time of booking.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made within two weeks of the event are 100% non-refundable.
Deep Sky Eye Observatory
Have you seen the Milky Way? The Rings of Saturn? The spiral arms of distant galaxies? Come and discover the night sky the way it was meant to be seen. Located only 24 minutes from Yarmouth, in North America's first certified Starlight Tourist Destination as designated by the Starlight Foundation the Deep Sky Eye Observatory has both a outdoor viewing platform and an indoor 9 foot dome that houses a Celestron 14" Edge HD telescope on a CGE Pro mount. Coupled with dark skies, it allows us to peer into deep space, providing an unforgettable experience! Bring along your camera/smartphone, attach it to the telescope and snap a picture of the Moon or planets.
Exploring Space (1.5-2 hours)
Start the experience outside beneath the beauty of the Milky Way. Learn the basics of navigating the night sky and experience various constellations and distant galaxies.
Adults (Age 18+) - $35
Youth (Age 10+) - $20
Children (Age 9 and under) - free
Discover the Moon (1.5-2 hours)
Under the beauty of the Moon light you will learn the basics of navigating the night sky using points of reference such as Polaris (North Star), and various constellations. Learn about the planets and how to find them. Discover hidden gems in the night sky using binoculars (provided, or bring your own).
Adults (Age 18+) - $35
Youth (Age 10+) - $20
Children (Age 9 and under) - free
Group Rates - Special discounted rates are available for non-profit, school groups and will be handled on a case by case basis. Please contact us for more details.
Private Experience - If you would like have a private experience. The observatory can be reserved for $100 per person.
Payment- Payment is due upon arrival. We accept cash and all major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express)
GPS Location: 43.913293, -65.801112
Yaciuk’s Antiques, Clocks and Collectables
1385 Lake George Rd., Brenton
T: (902) 742-7510
Yaciuk's Antiques in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, is a retail antique dealer offering clocks (mainly Black Forest and American), Swiss music boxes, Hummel figurines, early photography, tintypes, daguerreotypes, cabinet cards, Victorian portraits, painting and art, vintage kitchenware, glassware tableware and china (incl. Royal Doulton, Dresden, bisque figurines, transferware, Nippon, Noritake, Depression Glass, Art Deco and Art Nouveau Pottery), Occupied Japan, Bisque, Steif, Wade, crocks, old advertising bottles and tins, as well as furnishings and lighting (incl. lamps and candle holders). The shop has estate and select consignment items for gifts, decorator and interior design ideas, as well as for the collector. It is located on the family homestead of Ken Winters, in a renovated barn.
Moday - Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday - Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: 12pm - 5pm
Sunday: 10am - 5pm
Murray Manor Art & Culture House Gallery
Savour the Sea Harbour Tours & Wharfside Lobster Dinner
Occurs Wednesday, June 13, 2018 until Wednesday, September 12, 2018
John’s Cove Wharf, Yarmouth
Savour the Sea Oceanside Lobster Dinner. Every Wednesday evening from June 13th to September 12th
This foodie adventure begins with a tour of Yarmouth Harbour. Your guides—and local lobster fishermen—will share stories of life on the water and get you clapping along to local tunes. Docking at Yarmouth Bar, you’ll enjoy a wharfside, three-course lobster dinner, made with local ingredients, paired with Nova Scotia wine and beer, and complete with live music and dancing! Offered on Wednesdays from June 13 to September 12.
We accept all methods of payment. Cash, e-transfer, VISA, MASTERCARD, AMEX & DISCOVERY
*Beer and wine not included but available for purchase.
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia - Yarmouth
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Western Branch continues to bring the art of the world to Nova Scotia and the art of Nova Scotia to the world. The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is the only provincial art gallery in Canada to have a satellite branch. Its establishment helps to make art more accessible across the province and bring the visual arts and Nova Scotians together.
Summer Hours Begin June 15:
Tuesday - Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 9 pm
Friday: 9am - 5 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 10am - 5 pm
Monday to Tuesday Closed
Wednesday to Friday 11am - 4pm
Saturday to Sunday 12pm - 4pm
Senior (age 60+) $5
Student (with valid ID) $3.50
Family (max 2 adults & 3 youth) $15
Youth (age 6-17) $2.50
Child (age 5 & under) Free
Yarmouth Walking Tours (Guided)
$20 per person + HST.
Every town has its stories, and its secrets. Experience a fully guided 75minute tour that will give you a glimpse into Yarmouth’s past. You won’t want to miss hearing about the history, folklore and legends that make up this seafaring town. Tour topics vary. Maximum 20 guests per tour.
Friday & Sundays from June – September. Seasonally themed tours available in October and December.
Private Group Bookings available upon request year round.
$20 per person + HST.
Cash, Visa & Mastercard accepted.
Cycle the Hebron Lakes
Old Stone Cemeteries
The Founders Cemetery, the Free Will Baptist Cemetery, and the Calvinist Baptist Cemetery in Beaver River and Port Maitland, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, Canada are the final resting places of many of the early settlers of Yarmouth County. Many of these people are descended from the founders of Yarmouth, and more than 2/3 are Mayflower descendants, having come to the area from Massachusetts in the 1760’s.
Old Stones is committed to the restoration and maintenance of the properties. Old Stones cemeteries are the first cemeteries in the world to be fully QR enabled. Each and every resident has been profiled and has their own webpage, which can be accessed by using your smartphone or tablet while in the cemetery looking at the grave markers. The cemeteries are registered heritage properties in the Province, and many of the residents have interesting stories still to tell, and the information here can provide much genealogical detail.
Old Stones also gives tours occasionally, and is the sponsor of the annual Port Maitland Heritage day every summer. Self-guided tours are available using the map panels or the QR code system year-round, and Old Stones holds tours routinely every year. The cemeteries are located on Highway 1, at the north end of the village of Port Maitland and into Beaver River.
GPS coordinates for the first cemetery are: 43°59’38” N. 63°8’45”W.
Please visit our website as well: www.oldstones.ca.
Cape Forchu Cycle Route
This winding 9.4 km route takes you along the scenic Cape Forchu coastline.
Head southwest on Grove Rd/NS-304 S toward Overton Rd (2.1 km)
Turn left onto Yarmouth Bar Rd/NS-304 S (1.9 km)
Turn right to stay on Yarmouth Bar Rd/NS-304 S
Continue to follow NS-304 S (5.3 km)
Slight right (14 m)
Slight left (18 m)
Turn right (140 m)
Tusket Island Fishing Charters
142 Jacquard Road, Wedgeport NS,
Tusket Island Tours is excited to be offering a new Fishing Charter Service! Cod, Haddock, Mackerel and Flounder are regular species that we encounter day to day in our area. Join us on a fun filled adventure sailing through the picturesque Tusket Islands while heading to the fishing grounds where the catches are better than they've ever been!
The Crew can expect to enjoy several adventure packed hours of fishing and hauling aboard your days catch. Finishing off with a stop on Big Tusket Island at Captain Lucien's Seaside Shanty to fillet the fish, ready and wrapped for you to take home prior to returning to shore!
Typical fishing charters are dependent on the tidal action of the Bay of Fundy. Give us a call to inquire which times may work for the day you are interested in!
Costs are $100 + HST per person. $200 minimum. Children under 5 are free.
Contact us at 902-740-0729
or email Lucien at email@example.com for more info
Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery Guided Tours
110 Parade St.,
T: (902) 742-3315
Experience some of the town's rich history through guided walking tours in the Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery. Possible themes include past mayors of Yarmouth, shipwrecks, and the history of the cemetery and chapel. Please dress for weather conditions.
June 19 - August 25
Monday - Wednesday: 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm
Thursday: 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 6:30pm
Friday: 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm
Scotian Anglers Fly Fishing
Join licensed guide Tom Rice on six- and twelve-hour fishing trips on the Tusket and Mersey Rivers during June and Sept. Includes wade fishing for brook trout, smallmouth bass and perch. Twelve-hour trips include a gourmet shore lunch with hearty snacks and beverages. Six-hour trip include hearty snacks and beverages.
During July and August, excursions mostly focus on fishing for smallmouth bass. You’ll enjoy fishing in a 16-foot, two-passenger pontoon-style drift boat throughout various lakes in the Yarmouth and Acadian Shores region. Both fly fishing and spin casting can be accommodated.
Guided Bass Fishing Trips (includes fishing in drift boat, max. 2 rods)
Full Day $275 (CAD) Half Day $190 (CAD)
Guided Trout Wade Fishing Trips
Full Day $200 (CAD) Half Day $125 (CAD)
Because Scotian Anglers is dedicated to protecting fish stocks and the
environment, we practise catch and release and do not keep fish.
Souwest Surf Company
1756 Mood Rd, Yarmouth
The unique shape of our coast, combined with its open ocean exposure, makes Yarmouth and Acadian Shores particularly suited to kitesurfing. Whether you are new to the sport or a pro, join IKO-certified instructor Andrew Hatfield on an adventure. We offer introductory sessions for beginners and lessons for skilled riders. Gear rentals, and fully customizable day trips to pristine locations, perfect for all riding levels and styles.
The Wooden Buoy Antiques and Collectibles
111 Water St., Yarmouth
T: (902) 740-3390
301 Dayton Rd., Yarmouth
The Store Next Door
East Coast Paddle Company: Stand Up Paddleboarding
1536 Raynardton Road, Yarmouth
T: (902) 307-3927
Stand Up Paddleboarding is a fun and exciting way to explore the water and the outdoors. Users stand while paddling a surf-style board, almost af if they are walking on water. SUP has an easy learning curve making it fun for all ages and fitness levels while improving core strength and overall fitness.
East Coast Paddle Company provides Stand Up Paddleboard lessons, rentals and tours.
Occurs Sunday, July 1, 2018 until Saturday, September 15, 2018
Living Wharves is designed to tell the story behind the seafood from Yarmouth & Acadian Shores – home to one of Canada’s largest fisheries. Over 40 species of fish are harvested from our shores, and thousands are employed in this industry. Most people have a “fish story” or two to tell, and they want to share it with you.
Join both active and retired fishermen (and women) at community wharves throughout the region to learn their stories and try your hand at fishing skills. Hear about storms and working conditions, bravery and skills. Try your hand at splicing (braiding) rope and tying knots. It’s much harder than it looks, and a lot of fun to try!
Living Wharves Fishing Experiences take place from 1:30pm - 4:00pm AST (July 1st to September 15th)
Monday - Dennis Point Wharf
Location: 35-219 Dennis Point Rd., Middle West Pubnico B0W2V0
Tuesday - Port Maitland Wharf
Location: 3297 Shore Rd., Port Maitland B0W 2V0
Wednesday - Wedgeport Tuna Wharf
Location: 57 Tuna Wharf Rd., Lower Wedgeport, B0W2B0
Thursday - Sandford Wharf
Location: Ross Durkee Rd., Sandford B5A 4A9
Friday - Yarmouth - Ice Plant Wharf
Location: 80 Water St., Yarmouth B5A 4K4
Saturday - John's Cove Wharf - Yarmouth Bar
Location: 1181 Rte 304, Yarmouth Bar B5A 4K4
Sunday - Yarmouth Ice Plant Wharf
Location: 80 Water St., Yarmouth B5A 4K4
Yarmouth & Acadian Shores abounds with opportunities for anglers of all ages and skill levels. All anglers aged 16 or older must purchase a general fishing licence. Licences can be purchased from many gas retailers, hardware, convenience, and sporting goods stores or at any Department of Natural Resources district office (novascotia.ca/natr).
The licence fees are $63.65 for nonresidents. Non-residents also have the option to purchase a seven-day licence for $34.80. Seniors’ fishing licences are available for a discounted price of $6.80. One-day licences for residents and non-residents cost $13.10. (All prices are CAD)
Yarmouth Waterfront Gallery
89 Water Street, Yarmouth
T: 902 307 4014
The Gallery is a coop of twelve local region artists who work in a variety of media for your selection. There are twenty-five artists on display at any one time. We offer paintings, photographs, original prints, designer jewellery, wood carvings and other items by our members, guests and featured artists. Over the season over 30 local artists will be presented.
We invite you to visit June through October and talk with the member on duty about your interests in art. We are well versed in the work of our artists and others in the region and will be pleased to share our knowledge with you to find that perfect piece of work for your home or gift.
Lake Milo Beach
Acadian Shores Interpretive Tour
Various sites throughout Yarmouth & Acadian Shores,
The Acadian Shores Interpretive Tour is a self-guided itinerary of 29 Acadian heritage sites. Explore l’Église Sainte Marie in Church Point, the largest wooden church in North America. Discover Cape Forchu Lightstation, named one of “Canada’s Greatest Places.” Step back in time and experience Acadian life as it was in the early 1900s at le Village Historique de la Nouvelle-Écosse in West Pubnico.
All of these sites personify the Acadian spirit. Take your time to explore museums, churches, wharves and other hidden gems. Be prepared to meet fascinating people along the way.
Yarmouth Mariner’s Centre
The 65,000 sq foot Mariner's Centre is host to a variety of activities including concerts, trade shows, conferences, large catered events or ice related activities. Southwestern Nova Scotia's multi-entertainment center features two ice surfaces, full service kitchen for catered events up to 1000, Mariner's room bar and lounge, boardroom and concert facilities for up to 3000 people. This center is also home to the Yarmouth Jr. A Mariner's hockey team.
Lost to the Sea
Water Street, Yarmouth
In the late 1800s, the shipping fleet from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia could boast of being the second largest in Canada. Its sea captains were renowned in seaports around the world, and like any large fleet, it had its share of misfortunes worldwide. A memorial for those 'Lost to the Sea' has been completed in Yarmouth to commemorate all the sons and daughters of Yarmouth County who have died at sea. www.losttothesea.com
Take the Melbourne Rd from Arcadia.,
The community of Little River 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. The community of Little River is surrounded by tidal salt marshes, and a visit will make it evident as to why the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is a great hunting companion.
A barge demonstrates the traditional Acadian method of harvesting and drying salt hay. Until the 1950s, it was not uncommon to see over 1000 haystacks between Sluice Point and Hubbard's Point, especially in the area known as "Passe de Pré". The abundance of salt marshes in this region allowed for the large scale harvesting and drying of salt hay upon wooden haystacks, safe from the rising tide.
Travel along the Hubbard's Point Rd in Tusket.
Almost an island, Pinkney's Point is reached by a 2 km stretch of road winding through expansive salt water marshes, home to many sea birds. A large breakwater along the road blocks the Atlantic wind and waves and creates a rocky beach that beckons treasure seekers. The village itself has a population of about 300 people, most of whom make a living from the sea.
Sunday Point Beach
A quick turn onto Sunday Point Rd will lead to the crest of a small hill and the beautiful hidden cove that has formed Sunday Point Beach. The beach is well protected, with salt marshes on the northern end, and only a small opening on the southern end to let water enter the cove. Its hidden location lends itself to individuals looking for a peaceful retreat.
Along the Chebouge Rd in Kelly's Cove, turn down the Sunday Point Rd.
South End Playground
Main St., Yarmouth
Dennis Point Wharf
The Dennis Point Wharf is the largest commercial fishing wharf in Atlantic Canada. Over 1000 fishermen and women make their living at the wharf, and fish for a variety of ground fish and shell fish, most notably lobster. Visitors are welcome at the wharf to walk amongst the boats and experience a dynamic fishing area.
End of Dennis Point Rd. off Route 335, West Pubnico
Beacon Park Playground
Beacon St., Yarmouth
Yarmouth Golf & Country Club
28 Forbes St., Yarmouth
T: (902) 742-2161
West Pubnico Golf & Country Club
The West Pubnico Golf & Country Club officially opened August 31, 1968. The club later opened its back nine on June 20, 1991. Today there are 380 members and many visitors who enjoy a driving range, putting green and club house.
From Yarmouth, take HWY 103, then turn left at Exit 31.
From Halifax, take HWY 103, then turn right at Exit 31
Cycle the Chebogue Loop
Comeau’s Hill Beach
Melbourne Rd., Arcadia
Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park
Port Maitland Beach offers a 1-km sand and cobble beach backed by a grassy picnic area and dunes. The park has supervised swimming in the summer months of July and August. The nearby wharf and fishing boats are favourite subjects for painters and photograohers. Park amenities include change houses and vault toilets.
500 Ross Durkee Rd., Sandford
72 Cottreau Rd. , Wedgeport
T: (902) 663-2536
Hubert and Belle’s
3212 Hwy 1, Port Maitland
T: (902) 746-3384
Hubert & Belle's is where you will find whimsical, one of a kind east coast creations for your home or cottage. They feature folk art carvings and paintings, fine art, wood bowls and cutting boards, pottery, buoy pillows, chimes made of recycled silver, beach glass art, seaweed soaps and nautical decor all by Maritime artists and crafts people. They are also the distributor for PEI’s famous “Bug Aways!” It is worth the trip to Port Maitland, only 15 minutes from Yarmouth.
Open by chance or appointment
Sticks and Stones Folk Art
34 Green Grove Rd., Pubnico
T: (902) 762-0202
This retired couple began carving in 1994 after finding a stick in Little Dyke, Nova Scotia which they both agreed looked like a duck.They've been known to take a "driftwood vacation," where they travel to search out wood for future carvings. Their favourite carvings include, fish, ducks, seagulls, lobsters, and whales. Their work motto is "We deal in smiles". Drop in and visit them at their onsite shop and workshop
2141 Hwy 203, Kemptville
T: (902) 761-2417
Music of the Bay
Music of the Bay (Music by the Sea) presents local music nightly in restaurants throughout Yarmouth & Acadian Shores all summer long. The music performed is either about the region, written by someone from the region, or reflective of the region. Music is performed in both English and French, and is a fun way to meet locals and take part in a real kitchen party!
Yarmouth & Acadian Shores is renowned for its vibrant and unique music. Many famous Canadian musicians come from this area, and musical expression is seen as a cornerstone of local culture. Maritimers are known for fiddles romancing us with soft melodies and then exploding into jigs and reels that shake up the desire to dance, sing, or pick up an instrument and join in the fun. In fact, Acadians have their own special word for this--a good party with lots of music is referred to as a "tyme."
At a Music of the Bay kitchen party, expect just that--a kitchen party. Informal performances and interactions with the audience are key, and you might even be invited to join in. The traditional and original compositions make for wonderfully diverse repertoires, which in turn keep the performances fresh and entertaining.
There is no cover charge to take in a Music of the Bay performance, but a meal must be purchased. Advanced reservations are always recommended, as performances quickly sell out.
- Wednesdays: Red Cap Restaurant (6 - 8pm), 1034 Hwy 335, West Pubnico, B0W 2M0
- Thursdays: Trout Point Lodge (6 - 10pm), 189 Trout Point Rd, East Kemptville, B0W 1Y0
- Fridays: Rudder's Seafood Restaurant (7 - 10pm), 96 Water St, Yarmouth, B5A 4P5
- Fridays: Argyler Lodge (5 - 8pm), 52 Ye Olde Argyler Rd., Lower Argyle B0W 2M0
- Saturdays: Sip Café (1 - 3pm), 357 Main St., Yarmouth, B5A 1E7
Hands On Crafts
133 Richmond Rd., Port Maitland
Denton is a wood-turner, working with local burl wood, creating one-of-a-kind bowls and enclosed vessels. He also enjoys creating intricate designs in segmented vessels with local and exotic woods. His varied collection includes the simpler wine corks and complicated carved vases. Open by chance or appointment.
Bill Curry Photography
Bill is a Conservation Photographer. He takes photographs because he loves the outdoors and he wants to share with others images of the outdoors that capture the environment, those who live in that environment, and how the environment shapes and is shaped by the lives of those living in it. Images that either remind people of the outdoors, or help to inform people about our shared habitat.
Bill does this, and has been doing this, for over 35 years - using his camera system, now mainly digital, and relying on his technique which is to photograph without depending heavily on post processing. Bill attempts instead to get the best photograph he can which reflects the reality of the moment.
Bill's technique is ingrained in him through a lifelong use of the Zone system of photography, mastered by Ansel Adams, which Bill learned when he was very, very young. Bill's first photos were of nature when he was a pre-teen and he used a film camera and then processed the black and white images personally in a wet darkroom. Bill still personally prints his photos using professional Epson photo printers and paper so that he can maintain complete artistic control over the final product.
Bill is a professionally trained photographer, having attended Lawrence Academy in Massachusetts and then having graduated from Acadia University with a Bachelor of Arts and then multiple Master's degrees. He also graduated from Cape Breton University's Technology in Education program with honours and finally from the New York Institute of Photography. Bill is an accredited, award-winning, member of the Professional Photographers of Canada, he is accredited in Nature Photography and has won a Merit Award for his bird images.
Bill's work has been published by Saltscapes, Canadian Fly Fisher, Fly Fusion, Coastal Life, NASA and in numerous other newspapers, magazines, websites and other media outlets since 1972.
Western Counties Regional Library
Records are found principally at Yarmouth, Digby and Shelburne branch libraries. Records available include: Cemetery records, Census, Church Registers, Deeds, Directories, Family Histories, Genealogy Handbooks & Manuals, Land Grants, Newspapers, Parish Directories, Vital Statistics and School Yearbooks. A more complete listing is available on their website.
Wedgeport Sport Tuna Fishing Museum
57 Tuna Wharf Rd., Lower Wedgeport
T: (902) 663-4345
The Marble Lady
Down the Town Point Rd. , Chebogue
The Marble Lady, commemorating the life of Margaret Lindsay McNaught Webster, is located at the Town Point Cemetery in Chebogue. At this location the first English-speaking setters in Yarmouth County arrived on June 9, 1761. Many of Yarmouth's founding families are buried here, including the Marble Lady. Mrs. Webster died in the mid-1800s, and her husband commissioned the statue to honour her memory. The image was taken from a painting on a matchbox.
Welcome to the summer home of the Fuller-Brush man! This Victorian home (c. 1895) features period-furnished rooms, costumes and memorabilia of the "Fuller Brush Man" and his company. This is the only "sea-captain" home in Yarmouth open to the public.
Open June through September
Hours vary, please contact for details.
Old Acadian cemetery, Église St.-Pierre / St. Peter’s Church
T: (902) 762-2530
Killam Brothers Shipping Office
During Yarmouth's golden age of sail, the Killam Brothers Shipping Office prospered, playing a major role in Yarmouth's financial growth. Visit a mid-1800s shipping office, largely unchanged since the Killam Brothers ran their fleet of sailing vessels from this office in the 1800s.
Open July and August
Admission by donation
Firefighter’s Museum of Nova Scotia
Visit the Firefighters’ Museum during March Break and try one (or all!) of our Heritage Hunts! March 12th – 16th
Rare collection of firefighting equipment and memorabilia, including one of Canada's oldest steam pumpers, an 1863 Amoskeag; examples of almost every type of fire engine ever used in Nova Scotia; many smaller items e.g. antique toy fire engines.
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Admission: (Fees are subject to change)
Adult - $4.00
Youth (6-17) - $2.00
Children (under 6) - Free
Seniors(65 +) - $3.00
Family - $8.00
Collins Heritage Conservation District
Collins St. area, Town of Yarmouth
The Collins Heritage Conservation District delivers a strong reminder of the Yarmouth's prosperous past and prominence during the "Age of Sail" as a major center of shipping. The majority of residences within the district (31 in total) were built for ship owners and other merchants between 1875 and 1900. Several homes were also built for Master Mariners who were prominent locally, and are associated with the town's shipping history.
Argyle Township Court House & Archives
The oldest standing courthouse in Canada (a National Historic Site), built in 1805 and restored in 1982. Includes cell-block, jail-keepers' quarters, furnished courtroom, grand jury room and judges' chambers. Guided tours.
July – August: Daily 9am – 5pm
September – June: Weekdays 8:30am – 4:30pm (closed 12pm – 1pm)
Argyle Historical Baptist Church
Argyle Head Rd., Argyle
The Argyle Historical Baptist Church was built c. 1877, and is representative of rural Protestant Churches erected by the Planters. This particular location is significant, in that genealogical records and fieldstones in the accompanying graveyard date to 1762. It is rare to find so many fieldstones as intact as in this location.
Yarmouth County Museum & Archives
Award-winning general history museum with an emphasis on Yarmouth's seafaring history. Collections of china, glass, costumes, furnishings, toys, tools, musical instruments, ship portraits and models, etc. Period rooms. Archives and genealogical research centre. Next door is the Pelton-Fuller House, summer home of the "Fuller Brush Man".
Open year round, hours vary by season.
W.L. Sweeney Fisheries Museum
The W. L. Sweeney Fisheries Museum was created by his son and daughters to tell the story of the men and women of Laurence Sweeney Fisheries Limited, of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Step across the threshold and back in time. Explore the Sweeney marine heritage through unique exhibits: a simulation of a traditional fishing wharf, complete with fishing, processing and ship repair sheds, wharf decks and even a coastal freighter. Nothing is roped off in this interactive museum - come in for a unique and authentic experience, hands-on!
May 19-Oct 24 (STC), 10am-6pm daily.
Th'yarc (the Yarmouth Arts Regional Centre) is the largest multi-function performance centre in southwestern Nova Scotia. Th'yarc presents both professional and amateur artists, including dramas, comedies and musicals. The centre consists of a 343 soft seat theatre with fly tower, an art gallery, an artist studio, an etching studio and a costume studio. It operates year round with a staff of three and approximately 300 volunteers.
Musée des Acadiens des Pubnicos et Centre de recherche
898 Hwy 335, Lower West Pubnico
T: (902) 762-3380
A unique experience in an authentic Acadian community founded in 1653. Discover Acadian history and culture through collections of artifacts and an Acadian homestead built c. 1864. Features include: an aboiteau (300 year-old Acadian drainage system), heritage garden, research and genealogy centre; maps and original land grants for the area from the late 1700s. Programs, demonstrations and events throughout summer.
Mid-May to August
Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Écosse
91 Old Church Road, Lower West Pubnico
T: (902) 762-2530
In this early 1900s Acadian village, situated on a beautiful 17-acre site overlooking Pubnico Harbour, experience a language, culture and way of life that has thrived along this shore for more than 350 years. Be welcomed into our homes, experience our traditional ways of farming and fishing and savour home-cooked Acadian cuisine in our café. Discover the industrious and joyful spirit that has kept our culture alive through deportation and hardship.
2017 season - June 5th to Septmber 29th
9am to 5pm (Daily)
Hwy 103, Exit 31 to Rte 335, south 10 km (6 mi) to Lower West Pubnico, left on School St, right on Old Church Road
Seniors (65 & over) $6.00
Students (student ID) $6.00
Students (6 to 17 yrs.) $3.00
Group Rate (per person) $4.00
Children (5 yrs.& under) Free
Église Ste-Anne Church
7309 Hwy 3, Ste-Anne-du-Ruisseau
T: (902) 648-2315
Église Ste-Anne Church is the oldest Acadian parish on mainland Nova Scotia. A municipally registered heritage property, the architecture and decor of Eglise Ste-Anne Church speaks eloquently of local faith and artisanship. In 1999, a painting of the annunciation was found in the church rectory's attic, and is believed to have entered the collection of the church through its founder Father Sigogne in 1799.
Glenwood Provincial Park
Pleasant St. Multi-Use Trail
Pubnico Point Trail
Lower West Pubnico
From Yarmouth take Hwy 103 to exit 31, turn R onto Hwy 335, continue to end of road.
Starting Point: Entrance at Parking lot.
Distance: 4.8 km
Time: 45 mins.
Description: 2 loops, gravel surface, boardwalk areas
Attractions: Ocean views, coastline, 17 wind turbines. Look-offs, interpretive sign with map and trail markers (proposed).
The Village historique acadien de la Nouvelle- Écosse is 4.5 km North, follow signs.
GPS: Lat: 43°35.86416, Lon: -65°47.80962
Stan O’Brien Interpretive Trail
Roberts Island (Goose Creek Marsh)
From Yarmouth take Hwy 103 to exit 32A, turn R onto Hwy 3, after 0.8km turn L onto Robert’s Island Road, after 0.8 km turn R to Parking.
Starting Point: Entrance at Parking.
Distance: 1.5 km
Time: 20 mins.
Description: Linear and loop. Attractions: Forest and wetland. Services: None.
GPS: Lat: 43°47.3184, Lon: -65°53.16558
Rocco Point Chapel and Nature Trail
Rocco Point is the site of the first Acadian Mass celebrated post-deportation. Points of interest include a chapel, Stations of the Cross and a boardwalk leading to an observation deck. Rocco Point is an especially rich birding site as it is surrounded by salt water.
From Yarmouth take Hwy 103 to exit 33, turn R onto Hwy 308. At the stop, turn L and follow Hwy 3 to the church at 7309, Ste-Anne-du-Ruisseau.
Starting Point: Parking at Ste-Anne-du-Ruisseau Church, where a guide is available. Walk along Rocco Point Rd. for 1 km. to trail entrance.
Distance: 0.5 km
Time: 15 mins.
Description: Linear trail includes a boardwalk. Grass surface. 2 look-offs.
Attractions: Nature trail, Salt Bay on one side and La Grande Passe on the other, viewpoint from chapel on top of hill. Acadian history.
GPS: Lat: 43°49.63104, Lon: -65°55.59924
Wedgeport Nature Trail
From Yarmouth take Hwy 3 to Arcadia, turn R onto Hwy 334 to Wedgeport.
Starting Point: End of paved road (Hwy 334); wooden signs “Sentier”. Parking. Trail goes E to shore, along shore, turn R to dirt road, cross over, trail to W shore, along shore to Wedge Point, ends on same dirt road, return to Parking.
Distance: 5 km
Time: 1hr 20 mins.
Description: Loop. Flat, grassy, rocky, wet spots. Attractions: Ocean shore E and W, wetland, muskrat houses, look-off, pebble and sand beaches. Services: None (Outhouse not in use).
GPS: Lat: 43°41.68146, Lon: -65°58.79376
From Yarmouth take Hwy 3 to Arcadia, turn R onto Hwy 334 (towards Wedgeport), after 2 km turn R onto Comeaus Hill Rd., follow signs to Roche-St.- Pierre.
Starting Point: Left side of interpretive sign (ignore instructions on sign!). Parking off road.
Distance: 0.8 km
Time: 10 mins.
Description: Dirt road, gravel trail, linear. Attractions: Big boulder with a legend about the location; view toward Pubnico and the Tusket Islands. Sunsets!
Services: None, but 400 m along, the road ends at a small sand beach with changing houses; small wharf; possibility to walk along the shore (rough and pebbly) about 2 km toward Comeaus Hill.
GPS: Lat: 43°41.228, Lon: -66°1.089
Ellenwood Lake Provincial Park
1888 Mood Rd, Deerfield
T: (902) 761-2400
Ellenwood Lake Provincial Park is one of the regions gems, with camping, swiming, canoeing/kayaking and trails there is something for everyone. Camping open from mid-May to October.
During the winter months, the ski cabin is open on Saturday and Sunday afternoons whenever there is snow. Snowshoes and cross-country ski equipment can be borrowed (for free) for use on the groomed tracks set throughout the Park. Details about this and other Friends Of Ellenwood Park activities can be found on our website: www.friendsofellenwoodpark.ca or on our Facebook page.
Starting Point: Lower Day Use Parking; green wood-bridge. Parking at main entrance gate during off season.
Distance: 2 km
Time: Gate to Lower Day Use Parking: 15 mins. Footpath loop: 30 mins.
Description: Forest footpath loop: hilly, wet spots. Follow yellow markers on trees, keep R at fork. There are several loops around campground.
From Yarmouth take Hardscratch Rd. go 18 km, turn R onto Hwy 340, go 1.7 km, turn R onto Saunders Rd., go 2.4 km, turn R onto Mood Rd.
GPS: Lat: 43°55.743, Lon: -66°0.312
Leif Ericson Park Trail
Cape Forchu Lightstation
From Yarmouth take Hwy 304, 11km, follow Lighthouse signs.
Starting Point: Footpath starts on S side of bus parking.
Distance: 0.5 km
Time: Loop: 20 mins.
Description: Footpath, rocks, shore. One section of loop is crushed gravel and wheel-chair accessible. Attractions: Seashore, pebble beach, lighthouse, Leif Erikson Park, museum (seasonal), picnic area, 3 look-offs.
Services: Washrooms, gift shop (seasonal).
GPS: Lat: 43°47.658, Lon: -66°9.2508
Chebogue Meadows Wildlife Interpretive Trail
From Yarmouth take the Hardscratch Rd., 8.6 km to trail.
Starting Point: Chebogue Meadows trail sign. Parking.
Distance: 4.5 km
Time: 1 hr 20 mins. + 20 mins. side spur.
Description: Linear, then loop; rough footpath, wet spots, boardwalks. Red markers on trees, keep L at fork. About 45 mins. at T-junction, keep R. At 50 mins. side spur to look-off over river, linear (10 mins.); finish loop, linear trail now has yellow markers. During hunting season (Sept to March) it is recommended to wear hunter orange. Attractions: Regenerating forest, wetlands. River, 2 look-offs. Interpretive panels (keep in mind the forest is changing!)
GPS: Lat: 43°53.47602, Lon: -66°3.2709
Forchu River Trail
Hebron Recreation Complex, Cemetery Road. , Hebron
From Yarmouth take Hwy 1 heading N, turn R onto Hwy 340, follow sign for Hebron Recreation Complex, on Cemetery Road, turn L to Hebron Recreation Complex.
Starting Point: Hebron Recreation Complex. Parking near garage at entrance.
Distance: 2 km
Time: 30 mins.
Description: Loop; gravel and boardwalks. Attractions: Alders, riverside, mixed forest. Outdoor exercise equipment, tennis courts, softball fields, playground.
Services: Trail map at entrance. Public washrooms. GPS: Lat: 43°53.7654, Lon: -66°5.2446
Yarmouth Rail Trail
Rail Trail from Shelburne County to Digby County.
Shared-use, OHVs allowed.
Starting Points with Parking (see regional map):
(Town of Yarmouth, Arcadia, Tusket, Argyle, Pubnico to Shelburne County)
Parking in Town of Yarmouth:
1 Water St. (South end) at the Wastewater Treatment Plant, proceed L along shore to fork, keep L, cross Chebogue Rd.
GPS: Lat: 43°49.4742, Lon: -66°7.450799
2 On Regent St. GPS: Lat: 43°49.0515, Lon: -66°6.58608
Parking in Municipality of Yarmouth:
3 Arcadia School in Arcadia (on Hwy 3 walk in direction of Yarmouth Town, 500 m to trail crossing). GPS: Lat: 43°49.46819, Lon: -66°4.014
4 On Egypt Rd. GPS: Lat: 43°50.27778, Lon: -66°1.51044
Parking in Municipality of Argyle:
5 Intersection of trail with Hwy 308 in Tusket. GPS: Lat: 43°51.7227, Lon: -65°58.36728
6 Intersection of trail with Argyle Head Rd. in Argyle Station. GPS: Lat: 43°48.72672, Lon: -65°51.37536
7 Intersection of trail with Hwy 3 in Pubnico. GPS: Lat: 43°42.22794, Lon: -65°46.84854
8 Intersection of trail with Hwy 3 in Lower East Pubnico.GPS: Lat: 43°35.89746, Lon: -65°46.4787
(Town of Yarmouth, Hebron, South Ohio, Norwood to Digby County)
Parking in Town of Yarmouth:
9 Water St. in un-paved lot (private owner agreement) to L of West Nova Fuels.
GPS: Lat: 43°50.7599, Lon: -66°7.05
10 Prospect St. parking lot nearest trail. GPS: Lat: 43°51.40728, Lon: -66°6.6783
Distance: 87 km in Yarmouth County
Description: Linear. Stone dust, mostly even. Old rail bed. During hunting season (Sept to March) it is recommended to wear hunter orange.
Attractions: Forest, wetlands, back yards, benches.
Services: Tim Horton’s (washrooms), South Ohio Esso Station (washrooms)
Arcadia School, 10177 Hwy 3, Arcadia
From Yarmouth take Hwy 3 to Arcadia.
Starting Point: the end of the parking lot at the Arcadia School, 10177 Hwy 3.
Distance: 1 km
Time: 15 mins.
Description: Loop. 2 side paths, some outdoor exercise equipment, steps.
Attractions: Mixed forest, marsh boardwalk, 2 look- offs with benches.
GPS: Lat: 43°49.4682, Lon: -66°4.014
Yarmouth Waterfront and Road to Bunker Island
Starting Point: the parking lot to L of West Nova Fuels
Route: Sidewalk going S along Water St. to Wastewater Treatment Plant. Follow section of Yarmouth Rail Trail along shore, at fork, keep R, at dirt road turn R and follow public road to end of causeway. Road beyond is private property.
Distance: 5 km
Time: 55 mins. (30 mins. to Treatment Plant, 15 mins. more to dirt road, 10 mins. to end of causeway) Description: Linear. Sidewalks, rail trail and dirt road. Attractions: Working waterfront. Interpretive panels. Seashore, pebble beach, seabirds.
Services: Café near beginning; washrooms at Killam’s Wharf (seasonal).
GPS: Lat: 43°50.7599, Lon: -66°7.05
Broad Brook Wetland Park
Forest St. Parking Lot at ball fields, Yarmouth
Starting Point: Forest St. Parking at ball fields (follow sign).
Route: At entrance there are 2 options: 1) footpath goes S to Southeast St., cross street and continue S to Argyle St. 2) continue R, side branch goes W to Pleasant St. at Albert St. A branch of the trail into the wetlands can be accessed from Southeast St.
Distance: 750 m to Argyle St., 400 m to Pleasant St.
Time: 10 mins. one way.
Description: Linear. Stone dust footpath, grassy footpath, partly follows Broad Brook.
Attractions: Interpretive signs. Wetland park established in 2013.
GPS: Lat: 43°49.8504, Lon: -66°6.564
Mountain Cemetery Loop
N end of road on Clements Ave. , Yarmouth
Starting Point: The parking lot on the N end of road on Clements Ave.
Route: A brochure describing the cemetery is available at the Yarmouth Museum, the Visitor Information Center or at the cemetery office (seasonal, April to October). Clements Ave, head N along the Maud Lewis Trail to Starrs Road behind Subway, turn R along Starrs Road (hard shoulder, no sidewalk), go to Charles Crosby Dr., turn R and go around building on the L, go to Burton Ave., turn R going S to the cemetery; 2 options: keep R (flat but wet) or go straight over the hill with view over Yarmouth, both options ending at Parade St., turn R go to Clements Ave. Possible extension: Various paths in the cemetery.
Distance: 2 km
Time: 25 mins.
Description: Loop. Unpaved. Wet sections. Alders. Treed cemetery. Sidewalk.
Attractions: Sacred location. Created in 1860, first burial is an 8 year old girl in 1861. Chapel, 2 fountains. Cemetery has old English beeches and huge Norway Spruce trees. View over town. Services: Restaurants on Starrs Rd.
GPS: Lat: 43°50.268, Lon: -66°6.365
7 Fountains Walk
107 Main St., Yarmouth
Starting Point: The Red & White Store parking lot.
Route: Red & White Store (F#1), Argyle St. head E, turn L onto William St., turn R onto Albert St., turn L onto Cottage Lane, cross Forest St. onto Aberdeen St., turn R onto Cliff St., next L onto Seminary St., turn R onto Parade St., head E to Mountain Cemetery (F#2 & 3). Return to Parade St. go W to Main St., turn R head N to Library (F#4), cross Main St. to Frost Park (F#5), return to Main St., go N along Main St. to intersection of Main St. and Chestnut St. (F#6). Turn L onto Water St., go S to “Lost at Sea” memorial (F#7), continue S along Water St. to Hueston St., turn L, to Main St. at Red & White Store.
Distance: 9 km
Time: 2 hr
Description: Loop. Town sidewalks.
Attractions: 7 fountains from 150 years old to present. Parks.
Services: Cafés, restaurants, library, museum.
GPS: Lat: 43°49.671, Lon: -66°7.248
Historic District Sea Captain’s Homes and Mercantile Heritage Walk
228 Main St., Yarmouth
Starting Point: Parking lot of the Visitor Information Center
Route: A brochure describing the route is available at the Yarmouth County Museum on Collins St. or the Visitor Information Centre at Forest St. and Main St. You can also view the map in the region maps section of our web site.
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Distance: 4 km
Time: 1 hr
Description: Loop. Town sidewalks.
Attractions: Historic buildings.
Services: Washrooms at Visitor Information Centre, cafés along the way.
GPS: Lat: 43°49.974, Lon: -66°7.242
T: (902) 742-3802
Get acquainted with our town on this award winning tour. Engage yourself in conversations of the legends of the sea. Tour by the Victorian homes where the sea captains lived and the lighthouse that guided them home. Learn how the people are shaped by the sea.
Daily tours: 10:30am and 2:00pm.
$30 per person.
Tusket Island Tours
87$ + tax for adults and 40$ + tax for youth under 18
142 Jacquard Road, Wedgeport
T: (902) 740-2295
Discover the rich culture and history of the Tusket Islands as you tour them on a real fishing boat. This award-winning hands-on tour includes fresh seafood chowder for lunch, and live music on the return trip.
Tours begin at the Wedgeport breakwater around 10:30am, and they return for 2:00pm.
Prices: 87$ + tax for adults and 40$ + tax for youth under 18
Trout Point Lodge Stargazing Tours
189 Trout Point Road, Kemptville
T: (902) 761-2142
Each summer & fall Trout Point offers guided star gazing from the Lodge's vantage as one of the best places for astronomical observation in North America, with dark & clear night time skies. Learn about our solar system, universe, and galaxy! The views are breathtaking and can at times include amazing meteor showers as well as the aurora borealis. Using the Lodge's 10" telescope brings heavenly bodies into even greater clarity.
Trout Point Daily Cooking Classes and Foraging Through the Forest
189 Trout Point Road, Kemptville
T: (902) 761-2142
Daily cooking classes in the main Trout Point Lodge kitchen are held 5 days a week starting at 2:30 p.m. and lasting for 1 ½ to 2 hours. Themes change daily. Wild foods walks (Foraging Through the Forest) also take place on a regular basis. Please contact for dates & times. Classes and forays are taught by professional Trout Point Lodge kitchen staff, with lessons planned by the chef/proprietors.
$35/person per hour
Song of the Paddle: Guided Kayaking Tours
Whether you are a seasoned paddler, or someone just thinking about getting involved in the sport of Kayaking, we have the equipment and the expertise to make your experience a safer and more enjoyable one.
Our goal is to enrich your life with the wonderful experience of paddling and we'll do everything we can to help you reach your own paddling goals as well. Join us on one of our paddling excursions and see some of the best scenery that Nova Scotia has to offer.
Ellenwood Lake Kayak Tours Mon - Fri: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Kayak Rentals Fri - Sun: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Lobster Bay Sea Kayaking Adventures
52 Ye Olde Argyler Road, Lower Argyle
T: (902) 643-2500
Lobster Bay Culinary Adventures
$100.00 Per Couple
52 Ye Olde Argyler Road, Lower Argyle
Have you ever wanted to learn how to perfectly boil a Nova Scotia lobster? Join the Argyler Lodge for a lesson that will leave your taste buds tingling - just in time for dinner!
Your adventure begins with a private garden tour, where you'll sample fresh herbs and learn tips that will help develop your own green thumb. Then, journey to the beach where you can help build your own wood fire and boil your lobster dinner! Let the ocean be your entertainment and enjoy the fruits-de-mer of your labour as you dine on the beach. Whether this is your first lobster or your fiftieth, you won't forget this incredible culinary and seaside experience!
The Argyler chefs will provide the pots, lobsters and assistance as needed. Offered Tuesday through Sunday, lasting 2-3 hours. $100 per couple. This experience may not be available in inclement weather. Phone toll-free at 1-866-774-0400 to book and visit argyler.com for more information on accommodations and other experiences. 24 hour advance notice appreciated for bookings.
Cape Forchu Guided Walking Tours
1856 Highway 304, Cape Forchu
T: (902) 742-4522
The Friends of the Yarmouth light are offering guided walking tours of the entire Cape Forchu Lightstation site, including the new Leif Erikson Park walking trail. The guide will shed some light on this 174 year old Beacon.
Call 902-742-4522 to book available dates.
$10 per person, $5 for ages 12 and under.
Tours are likely to begin in early-mid June and will take place at specific times during museum hours (10am-7pm)
Bijou de l’Acadie Cultural Immersion Experience
$10 per person ($5 for students)
898 Route 335, West Pubnico
T: (902) 762-3380
Step back in time and immerse yourself into the rich history of the Acadian people through music, crafts, and food sampling. We offer specialized group tours to groups up to 20 participants. Tuesday and Thursday at 1:30 pm (available other times by request).
Reserve a group tour: maximum 20 participants
Price: $10 per person ($5 for students)
You will receive a certificate of participation!
A Day by the Sea Tour
$75 per person
Lower West Pubnico
T: (902) 740-0565
Tour guide and lobster fisherman Calvin d'Entremont specializes in experiential tours. Travel in comfort and style on his bus as he takes you on an entertaining and informative tour including a visit to one of the largest wharves in Atlantic Canada. This adventure highlights culturally significant sites and stops including a demonstration on the making of our traditional Acadian dish of rappie pie at le Village historique acadien de la Nouvelle-Écosse.
Guided tour length: 5 hours
$75 per person
7am to 7pm daily