Yarmouth Area

Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

Yarmouth lies at the intersection of two founding cultures in Nova Scotia and the seaport is a launching point for travels into French-speaking Acadie and English speaking communities founded by settlers known as the Planters

Explore Yarmouth, home to the largest fishing fleet in Atlantic Canada. View the achitecturally stunning sea captain homes that were built between 1850 and 1900 and stand today as reminders of the wealth the ocean has long offered to those tough enough to ply the waters. A picture perfect place to ponder the sea is at the Cape Forchu Light station where the views, picnic grounds and hiking trails earned it the distinction as one of Canada’s greatest public spaces.

The Yarmouth & Acadian Shores region is home to communities with roots over 400 years deep, tiny villages in the shadows of lofty churches such as the Musée Église Sainte-Marie, the largest wooden church in North America. Though history hasn’t always been kind to the Acadians – they were caught between France and England as they fought for control over Atlantic Canada – it’s always interesting.


Yarmouth Golf and Country Club Tucked into the southwest corner of the Province, this charming links-style layout offers a panoramic view of the local lighthouse and ocean. At first glance, the openness of the course leads one to believe that low scores are the norm. However, the rolling fairways, small lightning fast greens and unpredictable ocean breezes all combine to provide a true challenge for any golfer. Yarmouth is one of the Province’s oldest courses. While playing Yarmouth course you will be treated to great views of the Atlantic Ocean.

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 with licensed snack bar.

Ellenwood Lake Provincial Park:

This 282 acre protected provincial park boasts beaches, sport fishing, a picnic park and other activities. A 2km hiking trail within the park is accessible by hikers of all ages and abilities, and hosts a wide variety of plant life, birds and animals. Amenities: restrooms, picnic tables, rest areas.

Ocean Exploration Zodiac Whale Cruises:

The waters at the mouth of the Bay of Fundy from the ledges off Brier Island right up the Digby Neck are important feeding areas for many species of cetaceans (whales, dolphins, porpoises), seals and a wide variety of seabirds.Most common species seen are the Minke, humpback and fin whales, harbour porpoise and Atlantic white-sided dolphins. Right whales are frequently seen. Not for the weak-hearted, Ocean Explorations are usually conducted in a Zodiac (or Zodiac-type) boat, similar to those used by marine biologists, whale watchers, and charter operations all over the world.

Area Schools:

Meadowfields Community School (P-6) (1km)
Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School (1.7km)
Yarmouth Junior High School (1.7km)
Nova Scotia Community College (280m)