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If you’ve been planning a vacation in the Maritimes this summer, try escaping to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia for a scenic escape. The port town is set on the picturesque Bay of Fundy, and is considered a hub of the southwestern part of the province. As we embrace late summer, Yarmouth may be your go-to destination for seafood, the beauty of the great Canadian outdoors and far more. Here are a few local attractions and activities, which just may convince you to extend your trip to this Maritimes hotspot.
Tuck into authentic fare at The Red Shed: As a local food truck, this aptly named joint is best recognized by its brilliant scarlet hue and rustic décor. The Red Shed boasts underwater specialties like fish tacos and seafood served with tartar sauce, along with more carnivorous options like classic burgers.
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Admire the view at the Cape Forchu Lightstation: If you’re in the mood for sightseeing, this trademark lighthouse is located a ten minute drive from the town of Yarmouth. Last year marked the 175th birthday of the Cape Forchu Lightstation, which is home to a lighthouse set on volcanic rocks. As a point of interest which is bordered by the Yarmouth Harbour, Atlantic Ocean, and the Bay of Fundy, it offers quite an impressive view.
Visit the Yarmouth Waterfront Gallery: For culture vultures who want to soak up creative energy in the Maritimes, it may be worthwhile to visit this local art gallery. The Yarmouth Waterfront Gallery claims to feature regional artists, with up to 25 featured artists at a time. Along with traditional wood carvings and jewellery pieces, visitors can also check out paintings and photographs.
Connect with your adventurous side and go kayaking: Try satisfying your desire for adventure by kayaking along the Yarmouth Harbour. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, the scenery of the harbourfront will help you fully embrace the spirit of this quaint Nova Scotia town. Not only is the port of Yarmouth known for its lobster fishing industry, it also features stunning waters and regularly welcomes international ships.