A region rich in history

A Town Rich in History

Our historic seaport town is located on the outermost edge of Nova Scotia’s southwest shore along the legendary Bay of Fundy. Long known as “the gateway to Nova Scotia” because of its proximity to the United States, Yarmouth was settled in 1761 when colonists from New England first made their homes here. Although living conditions were harsh, the families stayed and built the homes, stores and churches which became the foundation of our town. Many of the descendants of these early settlers still live in the area today – with names like Ellis, Perry, Crosby, Landers and Eldridge echoing through the centuries. test

During its golden age of sail, Yarmouth was the most active shipping center on Earth in terms of its population. Much of the wealth from these affluent times still lives on in the incredible architecture lining the Town’s streets. Due largely to the fact that Yarmouth has never suffered a major fire, our town has an amazing range of buildings reflecting the unique styles and characters of centuries past.

Exploring Yarmouth’s from the sea is an ideal way to experience the rich history of life on the sea.