Yarmouth Travel Guide

  • Love the Wrap Around Balcony
    Love the Wrap Around Balcony
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  • Sea Captains Walk
    Sea Captains Walk
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  • Sea Captains Walk
    Sea Captains Walk
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Yarmouth Things to Do

  • ~ Yarmouth County Museum ~

    If you have time during the Sea Captains Walk stop in here at the Yarmouth County Museum. There is a lot of history stored in this once before Tabernacle Congregational Church - but became the home to the Yarmouth County Museum in 1969. There is over 12,000 sq feet in this museum - there is so much to see. Depending on what type of Museum person...

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  • ~ Step Back in Time ~

    Welcome to the Pelton-Fuller House. This is where Alfred C. Fuller and his wife Mary lived - in the summer as this is their summer home. Alfred C Fuller would soon become famous for his fuller Brushes. I'm sure everyone has one or more of his brushes throughout their lifetime.This house has been decorated in the period of the late 1800's early...

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  • ~ Red Fire Engine ~

    Who doesn't love when the firefighters show up to put out a fire? Well me if it's my house burning down, but otherwise they sure are some nice eye candy.Heading to the Firefighters Museum you get to see some pretty Red Fire Engine candy. They have vehicles from the 1800's to the 1930's. There is even one you can climb on - although it is for...

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  • ~ Stroll the Streets of Yarmouth ~

    What better than a sunny day and a historical walk? Pick up the brochure for the Sea Captains Walk at the Visitor Center and you'll find the first of twenty-eight Sea Captains homes. Look for the various architecture on the houses - from wrap-around balconies to goth peaks. It's amazing how the owners have kept the original architecture looking so...

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  • ~ Rudders Seafood Restaurant ~

    It was a quick stop into the Restaurant/Pub. It was incredibly busy in the restaurant. Apparently one of the ships from Maine was in port and that was where many of the customers came from.Rudders has their own microbrewery, brewed on site, they are the only brewery on the South Shore. They offer their beers on tap.They also have live entertainment...

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  • ~ Yarmouth Pub ~

    Just as we were leaving Rudders Seafood Restaurant and Pub --- well you'll never guess what Planxty (Fergy) spotted another pub, right across the street. I wasn't sure this would be a good place to go. It looked pretty small and no one really in there.Turned out this was one of my favorite nights of the whole trip. The locals were so incredibly...

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  • A proper time capsule.

    I have written a separate tip about the excellent Yarmouth County Museum and adjacent to it is the equally fascinating, if somewhat smaller, Pelton - Fuller House which as the title of this tip suggests is a proper time capsule of a bygone age.The house was initially built in 1892 for a prominent local merchant named Edward Cann who subsequently...

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  • Another link to the sea.

    It is impossible to overstate the importance of the sea to the Eastern seaboard of Canada and, indeed, the Maritime Provinces are so named for a reason. For this reason it is no surprise to see so many marine related memorials, many of them very tragic and commemorating thise who have no grave but the sea. This tip refers not deceased mariners but...

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  • For those in peril on the sea.

    I have mentioned in other tips on my VT pages that the sea is a cruel mistress and particularly so in the waters around Nova Scotia as various sailors memorials bear witness. A combination of fog, shoals, currents and just about everything else not good for sailing make these waters abolute ship-killers. It comes as no surprise then to find...

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  • Lost to the Sea.

    It is said that the sea is a cruel mistress and nowhere is this more true than in the often treacherous waters off Canada's Eastern seaboard where, over centuries, many ships have foundered and many people perished. It comes as little surprise then when you see the "Lost to the Sea" memorial facing out over the Bay of Fundy in Yarmouth.It is a...

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  • Watch the "Cat" going to the US

    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.

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  • Where's the fire?

    I know that many small boys are said to want to be firefighters when they grow up, although I must confess it was never an ambition of mine. I do, however, love museums and so when I read about the Nova Scotia Firefighters Museum in Yarmouth I just had to pay a visit. Actually on the day we visited a fire would not have stood much of a chance as it...

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  • Food miles? More like food yards.

    OK, I know technically beer isn't a food but everyone talks about food miles these days (i.e. the distance from point of production to point of sale) and by that reckoning if beerwas regarded as a food then Rudder's restaurant and brewpub scores very highly as they produce much of the beer onsite. In fact, they score very highly on the real food as...

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  • Fancy a game of pool?

    I don't know what it is like where you live but certainly in the UK pool halls have something of a seedy reputation and are generally not places I hang about in. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind a "rough" pub but I am not that good at pool anyway. Being a bit thirsty, whch is my default position, I was a little surprised when my (female) friend...

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  • Lest we forget.

    Readers of many of my other pages will know that I have an interest in military graves and war memorials and I will generaly stop to have a look at any I pass. I also write tips here about them which are often pretty short as there is not really much to say about them because everyone knows what they are and what they represent. I make no apology,...

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  • A wonderful local Museum.

    Yarmouth today is a fairly sleepy place which appears to be mostly geared toward tourism but it was not always so. It has a history stretching back to the original Mi'kmaq aboriginal ppeople who populaced the area. Later on the French and British fought over possession of the whole region including the settlement here but it was really in the 19th...

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  • Take a hike!

    When I say take a hike I don't really mean a hike in the accepted sense of the word but rather a fairly gentle walk through the streets of Yarmouth to drink in the atmosphere of the generally beautifully preserved 19th and eary 20th century buildings that seem to compose most of the town.Nova Scotia is very well geared up for visitors and many...

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  • ~ Apple Core Lighthouse ~

    Just a short 10 minute drive from Yarmouth is Cape Forchu. Out here you will find an odd shaped lighthouse. This lighthouse is not the typical shape, but the shape of an apple core. This lighthouse has been watching over the sea since 1839. You can’t actually go up into the lighthouse nor actually go into the bottom as it is gated off.In the old...

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Yarmouth Hotels

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  • Comfort Inn Yarmouth

    96 Starrs Rd, Yarmouth, NS B5A2T5

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 2 out of 5 stars

  • Best Western Mermaid

    Have only booked others in here. They have been quite happy with this place. It's not too pricey,...

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  • Rodd Grand Yarmouth

    417 Main St, Yarmouth, NS B5A1G3

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Yarmouth Restaurants

  • Good Food, Great prices

    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.

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  • Don't Miss the Seafood!

    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,...

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  • Be Sure you go Here Hungry!

    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...

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Yarmouth Nightlife

  • Local Talent on Parade!

    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...

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  • Dinner Theatre

    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...

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Yarmouth Transportation

  • Amero Shuttle Service Inc.

    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...

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  • Campbell's Shuttle Service

    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...

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  • The Cloud Nine Shuttle

    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...

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Yarmouth Local Customs

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    by SassyCycler Written Jul 25, 2006

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    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.

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Yarmouth Warnings and Dangers

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    by CdnJane Written Jun 21, 2007

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    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.

    Heed the Warning Slippery When Wet! Peaceful now but not in a storm That water got there by big waves Waves splashing toward us
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Yarmouth Off The Beaten Path

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    by CdnJane Written Jun 21, 2007

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    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!

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