What to do and see in Yarmouth, Canada: The Best Places and Tips

October 22, 2017 Christa Meece

Discover the best top things to do in Yarmouth, Canada including Cape Forchu Lightstation, Yarmouth County Museum and Archives, W. Laurence Sweeney Fisheries Museum, Frost Park, Firefighters' Museum of Nova Scotia, The CAT - Bay Ferries Limited, Yarmouth Waterfront Gallery, Murray Manor Art & Culture House, Eel Lake Oyster Farm, Pelton-Fuller House.
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1. Cape Forchu Lightstation

Highway 304 to Cape Forchu | 1856 Cape Forchu, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 4A7, Canada +1 7424522
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4.5 based on 404 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 M Q - Buffalo, NY

One of the more interesting Lighthouses we have visited. Cape Forchu Lightstation is unique in shape and the grounds are pleasant to walk around. There are plenty of photo ops as well as a small museum and snack bar. You can go inside to see...MoreThank you for the lovely review and for visiting the Cape Forchu Lighthouse.

2. Yarmouth County Museum and Archives

22 Collins St, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 3C8, Canada +1 902-742-5539
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4.5 based on 47 reviews

Yarmouth County Museum and Archives

Reviewed By HarryR37 - Chatham, Massachusetts

The museum is housed in a former church which in of itself makes for a very interesting visit. The museum is a real gem and if possible should be included in a visit to Yarmouth.

3. W. Laurence Sweeney Fisheries Museum

112 Water St, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 1L5, Canada +1 902-742-3457
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5 based on 43 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 Jersey

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 (and adults) can climb aboard and marvel at the tight quarters. Donna and Larry were excellent docents. Well worth the $3 admission for a one-hour trip back in time.

4. Frost Park

400 Main St, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 1G2, Canada
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4.5 based on 64 reviews

Frost Park

Reviewed By Steve H - Yarmouth, Canada

Frost Park is a small and well kept park in downtown Yarmouth. It was the town cemetary for many years but became too small so most of the interned were moved to the new cemetary. There are some graves and markers that are still there. The town uses the park for community events and it is especially nice around Christmas. There are places to sit and look out over the harbour and lots of nice shade trees for keeping cool in the summer.

5. Firefighters' Museum of Nova Scotia

451 Main St, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 1G9, Canada +1 902-742-5525
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4.5 based on 38 reviews

Firefighters' Museum of Nova Scotia

Reviewed By Pittsburgh_Lazer - Pittsburgh

On paper, I thought this museum would be boring, but it was not. they had old fire engines and pumpers, you could almost see the firefighters working the pump handles. Some of that equipment was really complex. They even had a wooden fire plug.

6. The CAT - Bay Ferries Limited

58 Water St, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 1K9, Canada +1 877-762-7245
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4 based on 87 reviews

The CAT - Bay Ferries Limited

The fastest way to get from Maine to Nova Scotia is The CAT. The new high-speed ferry service runs from Portland, Maine to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. You'll experience the Maritimes the way they're meant to be seen - by sea! The CAT is fast, with a crossing time of just 5.5 hours. Wouldn't you rather spend less time driving and more time discovering? With onboard amenities and knowledgeable staff and crew, The CAT offers passengers an enjoyable ride to their destination.

Reviewed By freddi g - center harbor

Previously traveled on the Nova Star, that ceased operations and The Cat was back. First clue, my BF and I booked but separate Reservations only due to timing. I received a call that the time of the Ferry was changed but still on the same day. Then he received a call that there was no Ferry on our scheduled day to return so we could either shorten our trip or extend it another day. Yes, we had to scramble to find another night of accommodation and change our work schedules last minute. Not impressed on how we were notified. Then the day of departure (we knew one engine was out) the CAT struggled with timing and lost more power coming into Portland. Yes, I guess we were lucky to get across as the rest of the scheduled crossings were completely cancelled. The Ferry was comfortable, dining options, and ok if they get their act together. Still for the inconvenience the price was not worth it. We will seek other options if we travel back.

89 Water St, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 4C5, Canada +1 902-307-4014
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4.5 based on 13 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 MemereLynn - Tusket, Canada

The gallery is located in a interesting building in the waterfront area. It has art by local artists and highlights different ones all summer. The arts scene in the area is very busy and there are a number of very talented professional and amateur painters...MoreThanks so much for visiting our gallery. Do appreciate your thoughts. We do try to make it a pleasant and informed art experience.

8. Murray Manor Art & Culture House

225 Main St, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 1C6, Canada +1 902-774-1113
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5 based on 14 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 Currymac - Yarmouth, Canada

New this year, this latest iteration of the Murray Manor is a treat, both for the eyes and the tummy. A wonderful, eclectic collection of fine art and absolutely fabulous crapes.

9. Eel Lake Oyster Farm

6590 Nova Scotia Trunk 3, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B0W 2X0, Canada +1 902-648-3472
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Eel Lake Oyster Farm

Reviewed By dsky227 - Concord, New Hampshire

I had read about this stop in a guide book; but hadn't planned on stopping 'til we were riding our bicycles right by it and I remembered. We wandered onto the property. It was late June. They were prepping 'seed' traps'... don't quote me on the term... used to 'catch' seed oysters that they'll grow... in 'bout 3 years... to full size. The place seems wicked small... yet, they have something like 4 million oysters in the farm and they harvest something like 1/2 a million a year. We didn't go out on the boat... and I sorta regret not doing that. The farmer/owner spent a ton of time with us showing us around and didn't charge us one cent. Wicked nice guy.

10. Pelton-Fuller House

20 Collins St, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 3C8, Canada +1 902-742-5539
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5 based on 5 reviews

Pelton-Fuller House

Reviewed By Judy J - White Bear Lake, Minnesota

This home has belongings from three of Prim Fuller's family. The tour guide was knowledgeable. I remember the Fuller "brush man" coming to our home when I was growing up and 60 years later, we still have some Fuller Brushes in our home, so it was fun to learn more about the history of the company.

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