Must-do in Yarmouth & Area

21 March 2021 Posted by: [email protected] Hotel
Paddling excursions on Yarmouth Waterfront with Song of the Paddle

Le Village historique acadien de la Nouvelle-Écosse
Experience 350 years of Acadian culture at Le Village historique acadien de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Savour home-cooked Acadian cuisine, hear the Acadian dialect, and learn about fishing and farming traditions at this early-1900s seaside village. Discover Acadian heritage as you meet costumed interpreters on this beautiful 17-acre site overlooking Pubnico Harbour.

A costumed interpreter leans in the doorframe of a historic building at Le Village acadian historique in Yarmouth.

Le Village historique acadien de la Nouvelle-Écosse

Cape Forchu Lighthouse
Visit Cape Forchu Lighthouse for the rugged coastal view and seaside walking trails. Enjoy a magnificent ocean view and explore the Leif Erikson Park trails and look-off points in the 17-acre seaside park, and finish with a visit to the museum, café, and local craft shop.

Walking tour of Cape Forchu Lighthouse

Walking trail at Cape Forchu Lighthouse

Stargazing in North America’s only UNESCO Starlight tourist certified area
Discover the night sky from within North America’s only UNESCO Starlight tourist certified area. From stargazing at Trout Point Lodge to viewing the amazing night sky from the accessible viewing platform on the Wedgeport Nature Trail, you will be amazed at what the night sky has in store.

Stargazing of the night sky

Discover North America’s only UNESCO Starlight tourist certified area

Trout Point Lodge Culinary School
During a seafood cooking class at Trout Point you’ll get your fill of what’s in season–scallops or salmon, oysters or mussels–while learning how to prepare seafood from real pros, doing it in the Acadian tradition alongside its cousins, Cajun and Creole.

Trout Point Lodge at sunset

Trout Point Lodge

Living Wharves
Visit our Living Wharves for a hands-on opportunity to experience the tools and skills of our fishery while hearing tall tales from local fishermen.

Family learns about fishing at the Living Wharves in Yarmouth area

Living Wharves Fishing Experience

Beaux vendredis Seafood Suppers
Enjoy fresh lobsters, steamed clams and snow crab cooked on a wharf in Belliveau Cove. Absorb the beautiful view of St. Mary’s Bay and take in live music as you enjoy this authentic Acadian experience on Friday evenings from late June through August.

Friends enjoying the fresh lobster and crab dinners at Belliveau Cove

Beaux vendredis Seafood Suppers

Tusket Island Tours
With Tusket Island Tours you can discover the scenic Tusket Islands on an authentic fishing boat with local fishermen, complete with music and homemade seafood chowder.

Overhead view of the Tusket Islands

Explore the Tusket Islands

The Hatfield House Restaurant
The Hatfield House Restaurant showcases local dishes including seafood and in-season fare. Enjoy an elegant dining experience in one of the oldest homes in Tusket, dating back to 1793 and overlooking the Tusket River.

A chef prepares fresh scallops at the Hatfield House in Yarmouth.

The Hatfield House Restaurant

Paddling Excursions of Yarmouth Waterfront
Join the Song of the Paddle on one of their paddling excursions to see the Yarmouth Waterfront and its active fishery from the water.

Paddling excursions on Yarmouth Waterfront with Song of the Paddle

Explore the Yarmouth Waterfront from a kayak

Traditional Kitchen Party or Lobster boil on the beach
Stay at Argyler Lodge and take part in a traditional Acadian kitchen party or a lobster boil on the shores of Lobster Bay.