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Yarmouth and Digby

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Yarmouth and Digby are the two western-most counties of Nova Scotia. Traditional Anglo-Scottish and Acadian French culture intermingles amongst the villages, harbours, beaches and lighthouses, a remnant of the colonial past. Away from the shore, there are significant inland wilderness areas, including over 365 lakes and several major rivers.


Map of Yarmouth and Digby

Other destinations[edit]


Yarmouth and Digby, located at the western end of Nova Scotia, offers travellers a variety of coastal and backwoods experiences.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

  • Highway 101 - South Shore

Yarmouth to Halifax

  • Highway 103 - North Shore

Yarmouth to Halifax

  • Highway 203 - South Shore Inland

Scenic drive from Shelburne (Nova Scotia) through Kemptville to Carleton, near Yarmouth

  • Many other scenic routes including old Hwy 1 and old Hwy 3.

By bus[edit]

  • Cloud Nine Shuttle, toll-free: +1-888-805-3335. Yarmouth to Halifax/Dartmouth, operating on the #101 and #103 highways and points en route. Also parcel pickups and deliveries. Service 7 days a week.

By ferry[edit]

A ferry was reinstated between Yarmouth and Portland, Maine in 2014. There is no longer a ferry to Bar Harbor. A ferry runs between Saint John and Digby.

By air[edit]

  • Yarmouth International Airport (YQI IATA) serves private planes, but the Starlink Aviation scheduled flights to Halifax and Portland (Maine) ended in 2009.

Get around[edit]



Beaches and parks[edit]

  • Bartlett's Beach, Port Maitland
  • Mavilette Beach, Mavilette
  • Port Maitland Beach & Provincial Park, Port Maitland

Fishing excursions[edit]



Stay safe[edit]

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