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Top Choice Cafe in Yarmouth

Shanty Cafe

It's almost worth coming to Yarmouth just to start your day with something delicious and healthy from this proudly sparkling cafe, where you can tell it's a labor of love for all concerned. For lunch, Indian and Mex…
Top Choice Lighthouse in Yarmouth

Cape Forchu Lightstation

Resembling a giant red-and-white-striped candlestick, this local icon celebrated its 175th birthday in 2015. The lighthouse affords spectacular views and there's a tearoom below. The drive in and out is also a littl…
Italian in Yarmouth

Marco's Grill and Pasta House

If you've been traveling around the province for a while, there'll come a day when the thought of eating another lobster or bucket of mussels will tip you over the edge. That's when Marco's fabulous, very Italian pa…
Gallery in Yarmouth

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Practical Yarmouth is the unexpected home to this refreshingly cosmopolitan branch of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. The ultra-modern three-story building has well-selected works from mostly Maritime artists.
Pub Food in Yarmouth

Rudder's Brew Pub

The 300 seats at this waterfront pub and restaurant fill fast. A mean ale is brewed on-site and there's a wide-ranging menu. Drinks are poured until the wee hours on busy summer nights.
Seafood in Yarmouth

Stanley Lobster Pound

You can't get more authentic than choosing your own lobster and walking it home. Well, not really, but you can have your lobster two ways – live or cooked. It's a lot easier to have the little critter boiled up for …
Museum in Yarmouth

Yarmouth County Museum

This museum in a former church contains five period rooms related to the sea. The ticket includes Pelton-Fuller House next door, which is filled with period artwork, glassware and furniture.
Historic Building in Yarmouth

Pelton-Fuller House

Step back in time in this 1892 wooden home built in the Victorian Italianate style, filled with antiques and memorabilia, and with a meticulously cared-for rose garden out back. Admission includes entry to the neigh…