Living Wharves

Living Wharves

Yarmouth is home to one of the largest fishing fleets in Canada – over 40 species of fish are harvested off these shores. And you can harvest more than a few entertaining fish 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 smelling the ocean and facing the salt 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. 

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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