Ocean, forest, rivers, natural beauty
Not the place for Bright lights, big city vacations
great for families, outdoors activities, water activities
After we went to Sandford, and around the area of Lake Darling, we then headed down to Cape Forchu and the lighthouse. It is 90+ Feet high, and is a great place to go for photography, for enjoying the beauty of nature, for having a cup of tea at the Mug Up Tea Room (covered in a separate tip), and for seeing where the Bay of Fundy and the Atlantic...more
Betty took me to the Yarmouth County Museum and Archives which is located in a former church, built of beautiful Granite.The museum contains a real mix of items - there is info on the shipping, on the native history, costumes, tools, glass, toys and china. You could spend a couple of hours going through it all in detail, or, as we had to do, due to...more
It was a lovely day, so we pulled into a parking lot by the water, and waited to see the 4pm Bay Ferry pull out. It sure moved, but apparently due to a fatal crash, it can not go as fast up on its "skis" as it used to, leaving the harbour. (Wouldn't you think the boat operator it collided with would've had some sense about staying out of the lane?...more
96 Starrs Rd, Yarmouth, NS B5A2T5
Good for: Families
Have only booked others in here. They have been quite happy with this place. It's not too pricey,...more
417 Main St, Yarmouth, NS B5A1G3
Good for: Solo
How often do you get to eat in a lighthouse. There is a lovely little tearoom at the Cape Forchu lighthouse. They serve soup, sandwiches, desserts, and tea and coffee for a reasonable price. The fish chowder was excellent. Halibut, potatoes and onions in a light broth. It was served with an egg salad sandwich which was delicious.more
The Quick & Tasty is almost a Yarmouth icon. It has been here for nearly 40 years. Originally it was called Harris' Quick and Tasty, and run by a husband/wife team. It now has a new owner, but the food is being made with the original recipes, and that's good. Charlie Harris was a fisherman originally, and he really knew his seafood. His wife,...more
Excellent food, generous portions, great selection, very reasonable prices. All this and you can add a great staff, a quiet and pleasant atmosphere for a relaxing evening. Everything is made fresh, so you do wait, but the music is nice, not too loud, so you can sit back relax with a coffee, glass of wine, etc. chat a bit, relax a bit, and then be...more
Th'YARC is the local Arts Council Building. If you are really, really lucky there will be a live performance while you're in Yarmouth. I have enjoyed live theatre productions in many places, but by comparison, Yarmouth has to be classed right up there with the best. The props may not be as glitzy, but the talents on parade here more than make up...more
The summer productions at the Grand Hotel are really worthwhile. Be warned, they are popular, so if you are planning a short trip in this area, be sure you reserve tickets, or you will miss the fun. And fun it is. The theatre troupe are young, and very personable. There is a lot of interaction between actors and audience, and you can count on lots...more
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Amero's Shuttle travels the "North Shore" between Yarmouth and Halifax, and from Halifax back to Yarmouth. They are prepared to make stops between the two primary destinations, but you should arrange this in advance. Shuttles leave Yarmouth at 7:00 am Monday to Friday, and 8:00 on weekends.Standard fares are $60.00 one-way, but if there is more...more
Campbell's travels mainly the "South Shore" (Highway 103, through Shelburne, Lunenburg) between Yarmouh and Halifax. They make every reasonable effort to pick you up at your location, and deliver you to your destination. Shuttles leave Yarmouth at 8:00am on weekdays and 8:30am on weekends. The return leaves Halifax at 4:30 pm and arrives back in...more
Cloud Nine operates on the "North Shore" (Highway 101 by Annapolis, Kentville) and the "South Shore" (Highway 103 by Shelburne and Lunenburg) and points on route.If at all possible they pick you up at your door in or near Yarmouth by 8 am. Alternatively, you meet them at MacDonald's for an 8:00 am departure. Return from Halifax starts at...more
Well, everyone should do it anyway. Nova Scotia is a huge recycling province and they're proud of it. And they should be! Dare I say that they make recycling recepticles more available than California? Yes, they do. So hold on to your refuse until you stop at a place to recycle. They divide by organic (orange peels, leftover food), plastic, cans, and then non-recyclable items. These bins can be found almost everywhere and mostly at government run places such as museums and parks, etc.
When you go to a lighthouse, or breakwater, or any place where the waves have a chance to splash up, stay away from the edge. It only takes one rogue wave or even a smaller one to make the rocks slippery and easy to lose your footing. Mother Nature is not forgiving when she strikes, and unless you are very fortunate, you or your rescuer(s) could be risking your very lives.
Betty took me to see at the village of Sandford (a couple of kilometres out of Yarmouth) The World's Smallest Bridge - that became a debate, because I thought that that was actually in Bermuda! But, the Nova Scotia tourist guides refer to it as that as well! Could this be a fish-tail??? er tale???? Anyway, it IS cute!
Ah-ha! The exact description is The World's smallest WOODEN lift bridge! I suspect the one in Bermuda is not completely made of wood!