As your ship cruises to the southwestern tip of Nova Scotia, toward the gorgeous rocky shores of Yarmouth County, you’ll understand why Leif Erikson may have decided to explore this part of the world–as some say he did–way back in the year 1000.
When you step off the ship, you’ll want to waste no time, as there’s so much to see and do in this seaside town!
The charming architecture in the Town of Yarmouth is sure to steal your attention. Our Heritage district contains many stately unique houses and churches, all built by affluent merchants, sea captains and ship owners from days gone by. Most of the buildings that were erected here during the height of the shipbuilding era still remain in their grand state.
If the history of the region interests you, there are tours available… some self-led, others with a tour guide. There are also many museums you can visit. The Yarmouth County Museum houses an ancient rune that is the cause for speculation about Erikson’s visit to the area.
When you’ve worked up an appetite visit our local restaurants and cafés where you can taste some of the freshest seafood in the world. If sampling local craft beers, wines, and delicacies is a passion of yours, whet your appetite with a guided foodie tour of the area!
Come immerse yourself in Acadian culture, learn about the age-old fishing industry, visit the second most photographed Lighthouse in Nova Scotia and take a tour exploring the Tusket Islands. Be sure to chat with some of the locals and experience a “tyme” (and learn what that is!). And, if the stars align and you’re in the area after night falls, cast your eyes to the sky. There’s a bit of magic in Yarmouth and Acadian Shores.
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