The area around Yarmouth is the ideal place in which to learn about the French settlers in Nova Scotia and the strong Arcadia culture that remains today. The Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle Ecosse (Historical Acadian Village of Nova Scotia), in Pubnico just south of Yarmouth, is a replica 1900s seaside village, showcasing the industrious spirit of the Acadian people and celebrating the 350 year old culture through live demonstrations of daily routines, undertaken by engaging staff. To compliment this, the Acadian Interpretive Centre and Museum, at Church Point (between Yarmouth and Digby) is a state-of-the-art museum which illustrates the fascinating history of the area through interpretive displays and interactive exhibitions.
For a scenic seaside walking trail, visit the 19 acre historic site of Cape Forchu, named Canada’s greatest public space in 2012, and the location of a 174 year old lightstation. Here you will find a small interpretation centre, beautiful coastal views and a picture perfect spot as the lighthouse proudly watches over the Atlantic Ocean.