Along the Acadian Shores (which include a smaller area known as the French Shore) you'll be regularly waved to by the Stella Maris, the single-starred, tricolored Acadian flag. With the exception of British-feeling Yarmouth – the largest town in the area, first settled by the Acadians but later a stronghold for the New Empire Loyalists – this region comprises small communities who proudly uphold their French-Acadian language and traditions. This is the place to admire elaborate Catholic churches, learn about the historical struggles of the resilient Acadian people and take a stroll along a fine sandy beach. If you stay longer, don't miss the chance to sample the region's foot-tapping music performances that take place frequently in summer.
The Acadian Shores are located along an approximately 120km-long stretch of mostly coastal land between Digby to the north and the city of Yarmouth and the communities of the Pubnicos to the south. There's no public transport outside Yarmouth and, unless you're a spirited cyclist, the distances between communities make self-driving the only practical way of exploring the region.