Yarmouth & Acadian Shores

The heart of l’Acadie.

Feel the Pulse of a Vibrant Acadian Community.

Head to the southernmost region of Nova Scotia for a decidedly relaxing change of pace, fabulous food, and extraordinary hospitality. The area is home to the oldest Acadian settlement in the province. A place where the spirit of l’Acadie is alive and well and experienced through rich music and culture. Enjoy local culinary specialties, such as creamed lobster and rappie pie. And since the port of Yarmouth is located in the heart of the world’s largest lobster fishing grounds, and is home to the largest fishing industry in Atlantic Canada, you’d better be prepared to enjoy plenty of seafood delicacies, too.

couple at cape forchu lighthouse

A World of Discovery, at the Tip of Our World.

In this town shaped by the sea, explore fishing wharves, seaside festivities, distinctive architecture—including an impressive collection of more than 400 sea captains’ homes—sandy beaches, and grass-covered dunes. Explore a branch of the province’s art gallery—the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, towering churches, and the spectacular Cape Forchu Lighthouse, which has been guiding vessels into the Yarmouth Harbour since 1840. And good news for golfers—a temperate climate means Yarmouth’s golf courses are the first to open and last to close, making for the longest golf season in Nova Scotia. Whatever you choose, you are sure to find people passionate about sharing and celebrating their ties to the sea—and their wonderful community.

Starting at $275 Per Person

The Lightkeeper's Seafeast

Upon arrival in Digby, journey south to scenic Yarmouth, Nova Scotia for an experience of a lifetime!

Step aboard a fishing boat in Yarmouth, welcomed with Nova Scotia oysters and wine. Tour the coast dotted with fishing communities enroute to Cape Forchu Lighthouse where your sunset feast awaits, complete with live Acadian songs. Savour mussels and seafood-stuffed lobster, expertly paired by your host chef and sommelier with award-winning Nova Scotia wines. As night falls, your dark sky expert will share seafaring stories and legends of the stars.

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Starting at $125 Per Person

Sip' Back and Relax

Enjoy the unique flavor of the Maritimes while enjoying a guided brewery and winery tour!

Savor the tastes of delicious craft beer and exclusive wines with a guided tour from Wine & Beer Tours of Nova Scotia. Offering a wide variety of touring options, you’ll be sure to find one perfectly suited for you.

From casual visits with craft breweries to exclusive lobster dinners with renowned local wines, they are passionate about the local culture. If you have an open mind, they are more than happy to customize your tour to plan your perfect day!

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Starting at $55 Per Person

"Foodies" Unite!

Prepare to take your taste buds on a mouthwatering tour of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia!

The town of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia is steeped in rich local and maritime history. It is also home to some of the freshest seafood in the world. Join your guide Carole on a mouthwatering foodie tour that features local beer, seafood, wine, sweets and even a personalized tasting tour of the Farmers’ Market. Meet with the locals and experience the best that Yarmouth has to offer. Be sure to bring your appetite!

Call 902-742-2446 today to book your tour.

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Starting at $55 Per Person

Dark Skies
Shine Bright

Step into the only Starlight Tourist Destination in North America when you visit Yarmouth & Acadian Shores.

Stare up in amazement when you visit the Deep Sky Eye Observatory in Quinan, N.S. Prepare for a guided tour through the cosmos as you sit back and relax in the stargazing pavilion. After the awe of viewing the milky way, step inside to get a closer look at planets and galaxies far, far away.

You can even stay overnight and sleep under the stars in the sky cabin or sky bubble tents!

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Starting at $125 Per Person

The Kitchens
Not Just for Cooking!

Immerse yourself in authentic Acadian culture by booking an Acadian Kitchen Party!

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!

Walk oceanside on the shores of Lobster Bay, gather round with new friends as the local band plays Acadian tunes as you sip the finest Nova Scotia bubbly and kick up your heels or soak up the beautiful views.

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Starting at $87 Per Person

Lobster?
Shell Yeah!

Experience the life of a fisherman and tour the historic Tusket Islands on a real lobster boat.

The Tusket Islands are full of history on subjects ranging from lobster and tuna fishing, World War II spies, shipwrecks, buried treasure, and much more. Depart on a fishing boat where you will discover the rich culture and history of the islands. 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, 20 minutes driving from Yarmouth, around 10:30am, and they return for 2:00pm.

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