|Cape Breton Island|
|Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley|
|Yarmouth & Acadian Shores|
The southwestern most tip of Nova Scotia is renowned for its Acadian roots, colourful fishing villages, towering churches and the spectacular Cape Forchu Lightstation. Just south of the town of Yarmouth is Argyle Township Courthouse in Tusket, the oldest courthouse in Canada. To the north, tiny villages are overshadowed by lofty churches, such as Musée Église Sainte-Marie or St. Mary’s Church, the largest wooden church in North America.
The Acadian Shores have a history dating back over 400 years and contain French-speaking villages like Pubnico, the world’s oldest Acadian community. You can explore this rich history and genealogy at Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Écosse and Musée des Acadiens de Pubnicos. The Festival Acadien de Clare is also a great way to experience the rich Acadian music and culture. Be sure to try out local culinary specialties, like creamed lobster and rappie pie.
Bienvenue, welcome to the town of Yarmouth! Located about 3 hours from Halifax, Yarmouth is the hub of the southwestern tip of Nova Scotia. You will experience great museums, fabulous locally caught seafood, and traditional Acadian dishes. A lively waterfront gives you the opportunity to enjoy festivals, concerts, and watch the fishing boats go to sea and then return with their catches.