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Yarmouth County (Nova Scotia)

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Yarmouth County (Nova Scotia)

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Yarmouth County [1] is in the South Shore region of Nova Scotia, Canada. Yarmouth County boasts both traditional Anglo-Scottish and Acadian French culture as well as significant inland wilderness areas, including over 365 lakes and several major rivers. The town of Yarmouth is a small town, that could be described as quaint. With a few great restaurants and a strong maritime culture, Yarmouth is a great town to stay for a few nights.

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By car[edit]

  • Highway 101 - Annapolis Valley

Yarmouth to Halifax

  • Highway 103 - South Shore

Yarmouth to Halifax

  • Many other scenic routes.

By bus[edit]

Cloud Nine Shuttle 1-888-805-3335 Yarmouth to Halifax/Dartmouth, operating on the #101 and #103 highways and points en route. Also parcel pickups and deliveries. Service 7 days a week. [2]

By plane[edit]

  • Yarmouth Airport (IATA: YQI). The airport has two runways, two taxiways and separate parking aprons for both commercial and general aviation. There is a Category I instrument landing system (ILS), a VHF omnidirectional range/distance measuring equipment (VOR/DME) and a non-directional beacon (NDB). The airport property has 3.16 km (1.2 mi) of easily accessible, industrial real estate. Avgas and Jet Fuel are available. The Tower is manned 24-7. [3]

By Ferry[edit]

  • Nova Star Cruises- Beginning in May 2014 Yarmouth will be served by international ferry service to Portland (Maine), daily from May 1 until October 31.[4]

Get around[edit]

  • By taxi - Numerous taxi services
  • By car - Yarmouth is fairly easy to navigate by car and most gift shops are located on Main Street which takes you through the downtown area.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Cape Forchu Lightstation. Located at the tip of scenic Cape Forchu, approximately 10 minutes from the Town of Yarmouth, the Cape Forchu Lightstation is home to the first “applecore” style lighthouse with its 75 feet of statuesque beauty. This towering beacon sits atop picturesque volcanic rocks and has guided vessels safely into the Yarmouth Harbour since 1840.

Today, it’s a great place to have a picnic on the 19 acres of well groomed grounds, enjoy tea by the sea and a cold lobster sandwich in Mama G's Oceanview Treats Café (seasonal, Wed. through Sun., 12 to 4 pm); visit the museum and walk the shorelines enjoying the views and crisp salty air of the Yarmouth Harbour.

The leisurely country drive to the Lightstation takes you through magnificent ocean side scenery and coastal communities to experience a part of Nova Scotia that is seacoast, fog, beaches, fishing vessels, working fishing villages and shanties, unpredictable water and tides and breathtaking sunsets.

In 1604, Samuel de Champlain discovered this forked tongue of land that he named, Cap Forchu, meaning forked cape. Now it is your turn to come discover what the excitement is all about! [5]

  • Sweeney Fisheries Museum. 112 Water Street, Yarmouth. Step across the threshold and back in time at the W. Laurence Sweeney Fisheries Museum. Explore the Sweeney marine heritage through unique exhibits: a simulation of a traditional fishing wharf, complete with fishing, processing and ship repair sheds, wharf decks and even a coastal freighter. [6]
  • Yarmouth County Museum & Archives. Collins Street, Yarmouth. [7] Also managed by the Yarmouth Historical Society are the Pelton Fuller House (Collins Street) and the Killam Brothers Shipping Office (90 Water Street).
  • Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth Branch. Main Street, Yarmouth. [8]
  • Tobeatic Wilderness Reserve, Yarmouth County. A huge, pristine wilderness area can be accessed from East Kemptville, Argyle Muncipality, Yarmouth County. Nearby accommodation is Trout Point Lodge.
  • Chebogue Salt Marsh and Chebogue Point. The largest salt-water marshland in the province was once the home of a major Acadian French settlement.
  • Argyle Township Courthouse & Archives. [9]
  • Nova Scotia Historic Acadian Village . [10]
  • Wedgeport Tuna Museum . [11]
  • West Pubnico Museum & Archives . [12]

Do[edit][add listing]


  • Bartlett's Beach, Port Maitland
  • Ellenwood Provincial Park & Campground (fresh water beach), Deerfield, (902) 761-2400.
  • John's Cove Beach, John's Cove
  • Mavilette Beach, Mavilette
  • Pembroke Beach, Pembroke Cove
  • Port Maitland Beach & Provincial Park, Port Maitland
  • Sand Beach, Sand Beach


  • Empire Studio 5 Yarmouth, 136 Starrs Road., Phone: +1 902 742-7819 , [13]


  • Yarmouth Links, 28 Forbes Street, Pro Shop: +1 902-742-2161 (email: [email protected]), Office Phone: +1 902-742-2674, [14]. Back: 5,897 yards, Front: 5,523 yards, par 72.


  • Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 341 Main Street.
  • Firefighters' Museum of Nova Scotia, 451 Main Street, (902) 742-5525.
  • Killam Brothers Shipping Office, 90 Water Street, (902) 742-5539 .
  • Pelton-Fuller House, 20 Collins Street, (902) 752-5539.
  • W. Lawrence Sweeney Museum, 120 Water Street.
  • Yarmouth County Museum & Archives, 22 Collins Street, (902) 742-5539.


  • Ellenwood Provincial Park & Campground, Deerfield, (902) 761-2400.
  • Port Maitland Beach & Provincial Park, Port Maitland


  • Th'Yarc, 76 Parade Street, (902) 742-8150.


Bus Tours[edit]

  • C & J's Ocean View Tours Limited, Water Street (Ferry Terminal), (902) 745-2536.
  • Experience Yarmouth by Rodd, 417 Main Street, (902) 742-2446.

Fishing Excursions[edit]

  • Deep Sea Fishing Charters, (902) 742-2713.

Scuba Diving Gear[edit]

  • Undersea Discovery, Hardscratch Road, (902) 742-7234.

Walking Tours[edit]

  • Experience Yarmouth by Rodd, 417 Main Street, (902) 742-2446.

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(In alphabetical order)

Bars & Pubs[edit]

  • Boston Pizza (Sports Bar), 134 Starrs Road, (902)742-5697.
  • Captain Kelley's Lounge & Pub, 577 Main Street, (902)742-9191. [15]
  • Haleys Lounge in the Rodd Grand Hotel, 417 Main Street, (902)742-2446.
  • The Red Knight Tavern, 73 Starrs Road, (902)742-1129.
  • Rudder's Seafood Restaurant & Brew Pub, 96 Water Street, (902)742-7311. [16]

Drive Ins[edit]

  • Old Mill Seafood & Dairy Bar, 785 Hardscratch Road, (902)742-2686.
  • Rainbow Delight, 7 Hardscratch Road, (902)742-8448.

Fine Dining[edit]

  • Captain Kelley's Dining Room, 577 Main Street, (902)742-9191.
  • Dining Room, Trout Point Lodge, 189 Trout Point Road, Off East Branch Rd., East Kemptville, (902) 761-2142, [17]. Single Dinner seating at 7:30PM reservations required.
  • Five Corners Restaurant & Pizza Villa, Main Street, (902)742-7876.
  • Harris' Quick-N-Tasty, Route 1, Hebron, (902)742-6606.
  • Joshua's Restaurant & Coffee, 95 Water Street, (902)742-6566.
  • Prince Arthur's, 73 Starrs Rd., (902)742-1129
  • Red Cap Restaurant, West Pubnico, (902)762-2112.
  • Rudder's Seafood Restaurant, 96 Water Street, (902) 742-7311.
  • Ship's Bell Restaurant, Rodd Grand Hotel, 417 Main Street, (902)742-2446.
  • Snack Place Restaurant, 2 Cann Street, (902)742-7702.
  • The Colony Restaurant, 6 Forest Street, (902)742-2391.
  • Wilson's Family Restaurant, 351 Main Street, (902)742-7779.
  • Windlass Restaurant, Kelley's Cove, Phone: (902)742-2290.


  • Greco Pizza, 334 Main Street, (902)742-6666.
  • Jake's Diner Pizzeria & Deli, 322 Main Street, (902)742-8882.
  • Pizza Delight, 77 Starrs Road, (902)742-9393.
  • Pizza Villa, 624 Main Street, (902)742-7776.

International Cuisine[edit]


  • Austrian Inn, RR#1, Dayton, Phone: (902)742-6202.


  • Little Lebanon, 100 Main Street.


  • Lotus Garden Restaurant, 67 Starrs Road, 742-1688, [18].
  • New Century Restaurant, 280 Main Street.

Tea Rooms & Cafes[edit]

  • The Academy Tea Room, 113 Main Street, (902)749-0193.
  • Chez Bruno Cafe & Bistro, 278 Main Street, (902)742-0031 (FAX: 902-742-3438, E-mail: [email protected]), [19].
  • Joshua's Fine Coffee & Ice Cream, 95 Water Street, (902)742-6566.
  • Mischa's Cafe and Ice Cream Parlour, 3198 Hwy 1 Port Maitland, Phone: (902)649-2470.
  • Old World Bakery And Deli, 232 Main St , Phone: (902 742-2181.


River Bend Lodge B&B and the Cottages, [20], 72 Trout Point Road, East Kemptville (902) 482-8360. A luxury bed & breakfast with cottage rentals open year round, adjacent to the Tobeatic Wilderness Area and the Tusket River. Rated 4.5 stars by Canada Select.

Rodd Colony Harbour Inn Yarmouth, [21], 6 Forest Street (902) 742-9194. Rated 3 stars by Canada Select

Rodd Grand Hotel Yarmouth, [22], 417 Main Street (902) 742-2446. Rated 4 stars by Canada Select.

Trout Point Lodge of Nova Scotia, [23], 189 Trout Point Road, East Kemptville, Yarmouth County, (902) 482-8360. A wilderness lodge on two rivers outside of the Town of Yarmouth lies adjacent to the Tobeatic Wilderness Area and offers outdoor recreation, guided fishing & kayaking, cooking classes, and wine tastings. Inspected and recommended by Conde Nast Johansens. Rated 4.5 stars by Canada Select and 5 Green Keys by the Hotel Association of Canada (eco-rating)

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