Getting Here

Getting Here

Yarmouth & Acadian Shores has been welcoming visitors since 1604 when Samuel de Champlain discovered the area. Located at the south western tip of Nova Scotia, approximately 300 km south of Halifax, today's visitors can find their way to the region via several scenic routes.

Visitor Information Centre

  • 228 Main St., Yarmouth Nova Scotia, (902) 742-5033
  • If you are sending promotional information to be displayed in the Yarmouth VIC, please mail your info to: P.O. Box 198, Hebron, NS, B0W 1X0. Note that Yarmouth & Acadian Shores follows the Nova Scotia provincial guidelines for brochure displays.

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Arrive by sea

Experience the Brand-New Cruise Ferry Between Portland Maine and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Nova Star Crusies . Starting June 1st, 2015, traveling between New England and Nova Scotia will be much easier and more enjoyable than ever. Drive on with your vehicle or walk on board the brand-new cruise ferry, Nova Star, for an entertaining travel experience never before offered between these two exciting vacation destinations. A variety of unique dining options, a casino, spa, live entertainment and more are all part of the cruise experience. For more information visit: Visit Nova Star Online!

For passengers who wish to leave their vehicle in Yarmouth, secure parking is available at the Yarmouth Airport located approximately 1 ½ miles (2.7 km) from the ferry terminal. Tri-Star Charters provides regularly scheduled drop-off and pick-up service each day to coincide with arrivals and departures on Nova Star. Parking rates are $8.00 CAD per day, $10.00 CAD per person return.

    Airport Parking Schedule:
  • 7:45 am - Airport parking to ferry terminal
  • 8:15 am - Ferry terminal to airport parking

To schedule a pick-up at any other time, please call 902-742-3802.

Travel aboard the MV Princess of Acadia, which docks daily in Digby Nova Scotia, a short 15 minute drive from Yarmouth & Acadian Shores. The short three-hour crossing occurs daily, with departures from Saint John New Brunswick and Digby Nova Scotia. More information can be found online at Digby Saint John Ferry.

If you are sailing to Yarmouth, the Port of Yarmouth welcomes you. The Port 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 along Yarmouth's waterfront. More information can be found by visiting: Rudders Brew Pub Marina or Port of Yarmouth.

Additional mooring facilities outside of the Town of Yarmouth can be found at Ye Olde Argyler Lodge. Showers, laundry and boat repairs can be completed on site. The lodge is located on the tidal Argyle river, and is close to the Tusket Island Chain.

Arrive by land

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

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

There are several shuttle service companies which offer daily return shuttle service between Yarmouth and Halifax. They can be contacted at:

Arrive by air

Stanfield International Airport in Halifax, Nova Scotia welcomes many international flights daily. Yarmouth and Acadian Shores is a short 3 hour drive from the airport. 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.