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8 Destinations & To Do’s Around Yarmouth & Acadian Shores

Don’t let the fact that summer is over stop you from exploring Nova Scotia!  This Fall and Winter you need to visit Yarmouth & Acadian Shores for everything from panoramic ocean vistas to lobster, craft beer and great experiences while making memories that will last you a lifetime. If you have yet to visit this part of the Province, you are missing out.  Here are our 8 Destinations and To Do’s Around Yarmouth & Acadian Shores.

But wait! There is so much more to do than we have covered here.  Visit Yarmouth & Acadian Shores on Facebook or visit their website for full list of to do’s and attractions!

#1 Nova Scotia’s Other Famous Lighthouse – Cape Forchu

Get your phone out and take a selfie in-font of Nova Scotia's other famous ocean beacon, Cape Forchu Lighthouse. Said to be a light like no other, it's located just south of Yarmouth on Connector Highway 304. Be sure to tag your selfie with #CapeForchu, you might get featured on their website.

Visit here for more information.

#2 Yarmouth Lobster Splash, November – December

Yarmouth lands some of the best lobster in the world! You can enjoy everything from lobster poutine and chowders to steamed, freshly prepared whole lobster at Lobster Splash. Prepare to enjoy mouth-watering seafood culinary delights at participating restaurants during the 9th Annual Yarmouth Lobster Splash happening November to December.

Get more details on their Facebook Page.

#3 Warm up at Sip Café!

After your trip to Cape Forchu you're going to need to warm up. What better place to do this than Sip Café? There are two locations to serve you, one in Yarmouth the other in Meteghan. They offer organic fair trade coffee, over 100 different teas, and fresh food. Trust us, the trip to this café is worth it. They've received the award for "Best place to have a coffee in Yarmouth". They look forward to seeing you on your journey!

Visit their website here.

#5 Deep Sky Eye Observatory!

Deep Sky Eye Observatory is a family operated observatory with unique stargazing accommodations that offers stargazing adventures in the rural village of Quinan. It's located in the first Starlight Tourist Destination in North America.

Visit their website to book your experience, we highly recommend it!

You'll meet Tim Doucette. He's a legally blind amateur astronomer. Deep Sky Eye Observatory was created to share his passion for astronomy and sharing the night sky. They invite everyone come visit and experience the wonders the night sky in North America's first Starlight Tourist Destination.

#6 There is so much to do, you should stay the night!

Perhaps you`re looking for more than a day trip. There is so much to do on the Yarmouth and Acadian Shores that you may want to stay overnight, or a few nights!

The Rodd Grand Hotel in Yarmouth is on Main Street in Downtown Yarmouth. This three and a half star hotel is great if you're coming with you're family as kids and pets stay free! Kids will also eat free for the remainder of October. They also have an indoor pool, every kids favourite.

Book your stay here at The Rodd Grand Hotel here.

Looking for more activities or a romantic get away? We can recommend two places for you to explore in further detail.

Trout Point Lodge is located in the heart of the UNESCO Biosphere of the Tobeatic Wilderness in southwestern Nova Scotia. Access the Nova Scotian backwoods easily and accessibly from here. Every hotel room, suite, and cottage at this Canada Select 5 star property, boasts stunning river views. Recommended for stays of at least two nights, a Trout Point vacation allows you to forget the cares of the outside world, perfect for a relaxing getaway and to celebrate special occasions.

Book your Trout Point Lodge get away here.

Maybe you're looking to dine seaside, enjoy delicious gourmet dishes, or beautifully appointed rooms? Friendly personalized service and spectacular sunsets? Offering the freshest seafood and voted best restaurant in Yarmouth and Acadian Shores, be sure to get more information on Argyler Lodge.

Book your Argyler vacation here.

#7 The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia – Yarmouth!

Did you know Maud Lewis was born near the Town of Yarmouth? Did you know her paintings fetch tens of thousands at auction? Maybe you've seen the movie Maudie about her life? It features Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke. Well, you can view some of her famous works at the Art Gallery Of Nova Scotia in Yarmouth.

In 2006, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia opened its satellite branch in Yarmouth, the first of its kind in Canada. The establishment of their Western Branch in Yarmouth helps fulfill the Gallery's mandate of making art more accessible across the province, and engaging people with art.

Visit their website for more details.

#8 Tusket Falls Brewing!

A great place to visit anytime during your stay, they have live music and trivia at various times throughout the week. Or maybe you've survived your few days around Yarmouth and the Acadian Shores and you're looking for something to take on your way that will allow you to savour your visit? Tusket Falls Brewing has items that will fit in you car's trunk!

Visit them on Facebook here.

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