Living Wharves

Yarmouth's Living Wharves

Yarmouth is home to one of the largest fishing fleets in Canada where over 40 species of fish are harvested off southwestern Nova Scotia. You can also harvest more than a few entertaining fishing stories from the characters who work the waters. 

Visit one of the many ‘Living Wharves’ where real-life fishermen tell a few tales while helping you try your hand at fishing. Imagine yourself there, splicing rope for lobster traps while facing the salty ocean breeze. 

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The W. Laurence Sweeney Fisheries Museum

Step across the threshold of time at the W. Laurence Sweeney Fisheries Museum. Explore a unique marine heritage including a recreation of a traditional fishing wharf, complete with fish processing and ship repair sheds, along with a coastal freighter.

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Cape Forchu 

The Cape Forchu Lightstation is one of the best places to ponder the sea – its views, picnic grounds and hiking trails earned it distinction as “Canada’s Greatest Public Space” in 2012. 

Located close to the town of Yarmouth on the Cape Forchu Scenic Drive, the towering “applecore-style” beacon offers a stunning view of a wild ocean. The 17-acre park, complete with museum and tea room, tames the experience.

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