Yarmouth - Nova Scotia

Yarmouth is a large town located in southwestern Nova Scotia, approximately 300 kilometres from Halifax at the junction of two major highways. The town’s position on the coast of Yarmouth Harbour has made it an important transportation centre, with daily ferries connecting with Bar Harbor and Portland, Maine, as well as a unique and interesting town. For seaside life and quiet enjoyment of waterfront life, Yarmouth will please all visitors.

Life in Yarmouth reflects the seafaring life of its residents, with lighthouses and seafood restaurants, seawalls and more. Lighthouses are a major feature, and short trips by bicycle or car can provide a delightful afternoon’s entertainment. Beaches and coves are good for a leisurely ramble or a swim in the sea, while a walking tour of Yarmouth is an ideal way to discover the quiet charm of the town and its surroundings. Young and old can enjoy strolling past quaint houses or scouring the sand for seashells.

History and culture are also very much a part of Yarmouth. From the Firefighters’ Museum of Nova Scotia to the Yarmouth County Museum with its runic stone believed to be from the time of Viking Leif Eriksson, the town celebrates its heritage in a variety of ways. Festivals and concerts celebrate Maritime culture, and seeing everyday life in Yarmouth can be an enriching and rewarding experience. A visit to Yarmouth is a good experience for the whole family.

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