yarmouth attractions


Yarmouth is one of Nova Scotia's truly historic seaports. During a significant period of time in the 1880's, Yarmouth was the second largest port of the registry in Canada, and at one time the second largest port in the world behind Liverpool, England. Evidence of the wonderful successes of this period are still to be found when strolling through this town full of history and architectural structures that tell a tale of a different time.


While in Yarmouth, visitors will enjoy touring Canada's only provincial Firefighter Museum, taking a walk around one of the finest lighthouse sites on this continent at Cape Forchu and experiencing some of the wonderful artifacts at the Yarmouth Museum.


Visitors to Yarmouth will also appreciate the beauty of the surrounding woodlands, beaches and walking trails. Every summer, there are numerous festivals and activities to enjoy. Yarmouth is the regional centre for South Western Nova Scotia and a gateway to the Lighthouse Route and the Evangeline Trail.


Yarmouth is home of the Nova Star Cruise Ferry which travels from Yarmouth and Portland, Maine daily from May until early November. Yarmouth also has several shuttle services departing daily to Halifax.


Yarmouth town and county is one of the best kept secrets of Nova Scotia. So take your time and stay a while and talk to our friendly people and see our scenic homes and landscape.