Head to the southernmost region of Nova Scotia to enjoy a relaxed and slower pace of life, as well as the largest Acadian settlement in the province. Enjoy a lobster—or two—as you meander your way through the culturally rich and vibrant communities and villages of Yarmouth and Acadian Shores. From the longest golf season in Nova Scotia to a variety of seaside festivities to the beauty of the region's woodlands, beaches and walking trails, there's always something for you to discover in the most delightful way imaginable.
Recommended Yarmouth & Acadian Shores Experiences
Cape Forchu Lightstation
Come and see Nova Scotia’s second most photographed lighthouse, located at the tip of scenic Cape Forchu.
Musée Église Sainte-Marie Church
With a steeple reaching 185 feet (56.4 m) above the ground, the Musée Église Sainte-Marie Church Museum is North America’s largest wooden church.
Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Écosse
Located in the French-speaking village Pubnico, the historic village will give you a taste of Acadian life pre-1920. Stop by le Musée Acadian and Archives to learn more about Acadian history.
Sea Captains’ Homes
Wander the streets of Yarmouth Town and Country and explore the impressive collection of over 400 sea captains’ homes.
Acadian Golf Vacations
The Acadian shores are home to the longest golf season in Atlantic Canada. Our golf courses are the first to open and the last to close.
Musique de la baie
Yarmouth & Acadian Shores is renowned for its vibrant and unique music. During the summer, join participating restaurants for “the kitchen parties” and enjoy an exceptional mix of local musicians, songs, stories and delectable cuisine.
Exploring Acadian Geneology
Are you curious about your Acadian heritage? Discover Acadian history and culture dating from 1653 at various sites including Acadian Museum and Research Centre in West Pubnico and Yarmouth County Museum & Archives.
How to Get to the Yarmouth & Acadian Shores Region
There are eleven scenic routes that will lead you to each of Nova Scotia’s distinct tourism regions. Each route highlights many of the region’s culture, history and natural attractions. The following trails will take you to and around the Yarmouth & Acadian Shores region.
- Lighthouse Route