The 10 Best Things to Do in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

Discover the best top things to do in Yarmouth, Canada including Cape Forchu Lightstation, The CAT - Bay Ferries Limited, Frost Park, W. Laurence Sweeney Fisheries Museum, Yarmouth County Museum and Archives, Murray Manor Art & Culture House, Firefighters' Museum of Nova Scotia, Heritage Brewing Co., Yarmouth Waterfront Gallery, Bunker Island Lighthouse.

1. Cape Forchu Lightstation

Highway 304 to Cape Forchu | 1856 Cape Forchu, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 4A7, Canada Sights & Landmarks, Lighthouses
Excellent
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4.5 based on 466 reviews

Cape Forchu Lightstation

The Lighthouse Route begins at one of Nova Scotia's most photographed lighthouse, the Cape Forchu Lightstation. With over 160 lighthouses in Nova Scotia, the most of any other province in Canada, they have become a shared symbol of our culture! We offer a Museum, Gift Shop, Leif Erikson Park with walking trail and Interpretative panels, guided tours by reservation, picnic tables, courtesy cart, public washrooms, parking for all types of vehicles. Bring your camera! Open daily 9-5, June to September, weather permitting.

Reviewed By Tom H - Cranbrook, CanadaCranbrook, Canada

Beautiful Lighthouse location

We overnighted in Yarmouth and wanted to check this out before we left town. It was an 8 or 9 km drive out here but really worth it. We arrived at about 08:50 am and there were only a couple of other people here. The gift shop wasn't open but the washroom

2. The CAT - Bay Ferries Limited

58 Water St, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 1K9, Canada Transportation, Ferries
Excellent
51%
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4 based on 177 reviews

The CAT - Bay Ferries Limited

Experience the Maritimes the way they’re meant to be seen—by sea. The fastest way to get from Maine to Nova Scotia, the high-speed CAT ferry will take you on a two-nation vacation between Bar Harbor and Yarmouth in just 3.5 hours. Featuring plenty of onboard amenities and a knowledgeable staff and crew, your journey will be more than just fast, it will be a chance to discover the tastes, sights, and sounds of the Atlantic en route. And, at half the driving time, you’ll have even more of an opportunity to explore the Nova Scotia’s coastal beauty beyond the horizon.

Reviewed By allencemea - Columbia, MarylandColumbia, Maryland

Not Pet Friendly as advertised

After a long trip we decided to take the ferry from Yarmouth to Portland. We were traveling with our 11 pound short haired MinPin. When I booked I asked the calltaker about the kennel. He assured me that the kennel is secure and safe and that ferry person

3. Frost Park

400 Main St, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 1G2, Canada Nature & Parks
Excellent
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4.5 based on 73 reviews

Frost Park

Reviewed By Cindy R - CanadaCanada

Lovely park in downtown Yarmouth

This is a lovely peaceful little park located in downtown Yarmouth. In the summer, there are beautiful flowers. At Christmas, the park is lit with hundreds of lights.It is a local favorite place for pictures, especially for prom, graduation and weddings.

4. W. Laurence Sweeney Fisheries Museum

112 Water St, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 1L5, Canada Museums, Specialty Museums
Excellent
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5 based on 50 reviews

W. Laurence Sweeney Fisheries Museum

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.

Reviewed By 50StateVisitor - Randolph, New JerseyRandolph, New Jersey

A Trip Through the Past

Adults would appreciate this museum honoring the seafaring past of Mr. Sweeney. Exhibits are hands-on and appear "just like they left them". The craftsmanship in the detail of the 2/3 scale replica of a period Coastal Freighter was incredible and children

5. Yarmouth County Museum and Archives

22 Collins St, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 3C8, Canada Museums, Specialty Museums
Excellent
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4.5 based on 49 reviews

Yarmouth County Museum and Archives

Reviewed By Currymac - Yarmouth, CanadaYarmouth, Canada

A great local effort

A community run and funded museum, housed in a beautiful, former stone church, there is a great collection of sailing ship paintings plus artifacts depicting the whole span of the history of Yarmouth, town and county. The reference section is a geneologis

6. Murray Manor Art & Culture House

225 Main St, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 1C6, Canada Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings
Excellent
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5 based on 19 reviews

Murray Manor Art & Culture House

This beautiful heritage home was opened first as an Art Gallery and tCrêperie. After a successful first year, the Murray Manor Art & Culture house has opened its Bistro/Restaurant in addition to other activities. The Murray Manor is a seasonal business and opens from mid May to mid October.

Reviewed By Alison L S - Springfield, MassachusettsSpringfield, Massachusetts

Delicious food and a beautifully curated gallery

Vera has been expanding her operation for several years. The art gallery displays beautiful, tastefully selected, contemporary local artists. The kitchen prepares their marvelous, signature savory and sweet crepes and has now expanded to a limited daily s

7. Firefighters' Museum of Nova Scotia

451 Main St, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 1G9, Canada Museums, Specialty Museums
Excellent
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4.5 based on 40 reviews

Firefighters' Museum of Nova Scotia

Reviewed By katelynn07 - Manitoba, CanadaManitoba, Canada

Lot's of history

Being that my dad, grandfather and myself are firefighters this was definitely a very interesting museum to visit. A lot of history from fires that have taken place in Nova Scotia and old trucks/steamers dating back to the 1800's. One of the best museums

8. Heritage Brewing Co.

250 Main St, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 1C9, Canada Food & Drink, Breweries
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5 based on 6 reviews

Heritage Brewing Co.

The misty fogs of the rugged coastal town of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia is home to the Heritage Brewing Company. Where the rocky cliffs meet the pounding surf you can find the unique flavours hops and grains used by this brewing company. Founded in 2017 by 4 friends, they join a long held Maritime brewing tradition by making great batches of high quality craft beer.

Reviewed By MattCanada89 - Halifax, CanadaHalifax, Canada

Excellent new brewery in downtown Yarmouth

I had the pleasure of visiting Heritage Brewing on Saturday afternoon. They are a new brewery located in the heart of downtown Yarmouth and a short walk/drive from the ferry terminal. On Saturday, they had 6 beers on tap and were happy to let me sample. T

89 Water Street, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 4C5, Canada Museums, Shopping, Art Galleries
Excellent
68%
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

Yarmouth Waterfront Gallery

The Yarmouth Waterfront Gallery is a coop gallery representing over 30 regional artists in its May through October season. Displays includes paintings, photographs, prints, jewellery, carvings and fibre art. The gallery is staffed by the artists who have knowledge of the local art scene and the artists in the gallery. It is located in an old industrial building. Seating area and free wi-fi.

Reviewed By RealRater - Halifax, CanadaHalifax, Canada

Worth a stop

The building this gallery is hosted in is refinished very nicely. A great place to buy local art. The local scenery and seafaring history is highlighted in most art. I can't help but leave with something every time! Definitely pop in if you are walking al

10. Bunker Island Lighthouse

Little Bunker Island, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Lighthouses
Excellent
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Reviewed By Diane S - Halifax, CanadaHalifax, Canada

Bunker Island

We were at the end of the trip so maybe our energy was gone. This place was littered with garbage and not a very pretty view. We were surprised at the condition of the place. Again, read other people's reviews I think we were just done and ready to come h

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