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    The CAT is Back

    When a journey from Maine to Nova Scotia calls, the open ocean answers.

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    Stars Light…
    Stars Really, Really Bright

    Yarmouth & Acadian Shores: Designated the First Starlight Reserve in North America

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    Rest & Relax
    in the Great Outdoors

    From luxurious wilderness getaways to cozy campgrounds, we have the right place to stay for you.

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    Culture & Heritage

    Yarmouth & Acadian Shores: Distinct Communities, Diverse Stories

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Welcome & Bienvenue to
Yarmouth & Acadian Shores

Picture this. A remote land tucked away on the tip of Nova Scotia, surrounded by vast expanses of green and the deep blue sea. It’s a charming gem of a place that’s definitely off the beaten path. Where Main Street is still, well, the main street. And where the folks are friendly, the fish are plentiful, and having a good time is always on the menu. You’ll find all of this, and so much more, in Yarmouth & Acadian Shores.

Weekend Bliss Comes in Waves

Big on adventure but short on time? Make your weekends count with a mini-getaway aboard The CAT. Take advantage of the CAT’s many special offers, such as discounts for Nova Scotian residents, free travel for children aged six and under, and more! With service from Bar Harbor, Maine to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in just 3.5 hours, enjoy more time off-the-clock and experience a little Maritime magic for yourself.

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Try Our Signature Experiences

  • Yarmouth Heritage District

    Culture & Heritage

    Take a walk through our local lore and seafaring heritage, from historic French Acadian villages to Acadia First Nation communities.

  • Living Wharves

    Living Wharves

    Join fishermen (and women) at community wharves throughout the region to learn their stories and try your hand at fishing skills.

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    Tusket Island Tours

    Get ready for an adventure through the Tusket Islands as you embark on a real lobster fishing boat and learn about the region’s Acadian culture and fishing history.

Find the Perfect Place to Stay

Are you into inns or prefer camping under a starry sky?

Cottages and campgrounds. Inns and B&Bs. Plus, hotels, motels, condos, and apartments. No matter your preference, we have the right accommodation for you.

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Dive into a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

See how we’re dedicated to conservation and sustainability.

Only 18 ecosystems in Canada have been specially designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve — and one of them can be found right here in Yarmouth & Acadian Shores.

Ready to Start Planning?

Get trip ideas, get answers to FAQs, and get inspired!

Plus, find out more about the region and its culture, view the inspiration gallery, and navigate your way around Yarmouth & Acadian Shores with our interactive map.

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