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Nova Scotia is latin for "New Scotland", as Scottish settlers brought cultures and traditions that are still apparent today. Yarmouth is on the southwest tip of Nova Scotia, with the port connecting Canada to Portland Maine in the USA. Below, you can find all the Yarmouth Nova Scotia ferry timetables, journey times as well as our best prices.
Ferries to and from Yarmouth Nova Scotia
Nova Star Cruises runs a cruise ferry service on a brand new, state-of-the-art ship which can sail at a top speed of 21 knots.
On board with Nova Star Cruises you have a choice of eateries, whether you want to enjoy fine dining or grab something convenient and satisfying, as well as an onboard pub serving local craft beers on tap. Entertainment facilities include an onboard cinema, casino, full-service spa and a play area for kids.
Yarmouth Nova Scotia port facilities
Yarmouth Nova Scotia is a small ferry port not far from the centre of town. You'll find bakeries, shops, banks and restaurants all just a short drive away. The roads are well maintained and easy to navigate.
Getting to Yarmouth Nova Scotia
You can reach Yarmouth from Anapolis Valley via Highway 101, which runs down the West side of Nova Scotia. The journey takes approximately 2.5 hours by car. Highway 103 runs down the East side of Nova Scotia from Halifax, taking approximately 3.5 hours by car.
The Cloud Nine Shuttle is a bus service using Highways 101 and 103. The service operates 7 days a week.
Things to do in Yarmouth Nova Scotia
Cape Forchu Lightstation offers stunning views of Yarmouth. There is a beautiful trail around the lighthouse and plenty of picnic tables. It makes for a fantastic day out if you shop at one of the local bakeries beforehand and enjoy a delicious lunch after a morning taking in the refreshing sea air.
Yarmouth County Museum and Archives is a fantastic local museum with artefacts and exhibits all about Yarmouth's history. Find yourself immersed in the stories of the very first settlers in Yarmouth, and the town's seafaring past.
W. Laurence Sweeney Fisheries Museum captures the importance of the fishing and seafaring industry which has made Nova Scotia the land it is today. You'll find many historical fishing equipment and your tour will be taken by a knowledgeable guide, able to answer any questions you may have about the industry and Yarmouth.
When to visit Yarmouth Nova Scotia
Early October is one of the best times to visit Yarmouth Nova Scotia. The colours from the autumn leaves and the beautiful scenery makes it a romantic place to be, just make sure you wrap up warm. Hike the Highlands festival usually takes place mid-September and is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy a guided hike and take part in the three peaks challenge. You'll get breathtaking views of Nova Scotia and an unforgettable experience.
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About Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia is a port town located on the Bay of Fundy in south-western Nova Scotia, Canada. It lies at the Atlantic entrance to the Bay of Fundy, 210 miles by road west of Halifax. The site may well have been visited by Leif Eriksson the Lucky and his Norsemen around 1000 AD. The Runic Stone which was discovered at nearby Overton in 1812 and is said to be carved by Eriksson, can be seen in the Yarmouth County Museum and Archives. The town of Yarmouth developed with the fishing industry and has a gorgeous heritage district filled with charming ex-sea captains' mansions with elaborately painted wood features, widow's walks and glass-walled turrets.
Yarmouth Car Ferry Terminal, PO41 0PB, United Kingdom