The drive around the far western tip of Nova Scotia comprises a similar coastal landscape to much of the south shore – beautiful craggy outcrops and sweeping vistas. The roads are fairly winding and so journeying all the way around can take some time – if you are not pushed for time in the province then this is a nice addition to your itinerary.
Yarmouth itself is a pretty port town, busy with fishing boats and the ferries that arrive here from Maine. The town is located close to George’s Bank, one of the largest lobster fishing grounds in the world and so receives a huge amount of lobster landings throughout the year – an industry around which the town thrives, and of course leads to mouth-watering seafood dishes in the local restaurants.
The area around Yarmouth is home to the largest Acadian community in Nova Scotia and so here the cultures of the French speaking Acadia and English settlers melt together. Whilst travelling around the region you will find tiny villages encircling weatherboard churches alongside a vibrant Acadian flair, evident in the language, the music and the food.