A Weekend in Yarmouth & the Acadian Shores

The Yarmouth & Acadian Shores region of Nova Scotia is quiet and peaceful, yet full of adventure. This, on top of the delicious local food and drink, makes for the perfect staycation destination. From where to eat to what to do, we have you covered for the ideal weekend getaway to Yarmouth & the Acadian Shores.


9 a.m. Breakfast at La Cuisine Robicheau 

lobster eggs benedict at la cuisine robicheau

Dine in at La Cuisine Robicheau in historic Saulnierville where you can order fresh local seafood, home-cooked meals, decadent breakfasts and traditional Acadian dishes. Visit their Facebook page for updated hours and information. 

10:30 a.m. Beach day & picnic at John’s Cove Beach 

Time to head to the beach and relax! Spend the day at John’s Cove Beach taking in the sunshine. For lunch, make sure to pack your own seafood picnic featuring products from local favourites like Comeau’s Sea Foods Ltd., D’Eon Oyster Company, IMO Foods Ltd., or J. Willy Krauch & Sons.

5 p.m. Dinner @ Rudder’s Seafood Restaurant & Brewpub

rudders brew pub cheers

After your day at the beach, enjoy Rudders Restaurant & Brewpub famous fish cakes while relaxing on their wrap-around deck that overlooks Yarmouth’s waterfront.

Bonus: Did you know at Rudders you can receive a stamp on all three Nova Scotia Culinary Trails? Order a bowl of chowder, a signature lobster dish and one of their in-house brews to get your digital passport stamped!

9 p.m. Stay the night at the Argyler Lodge & Restaurant

Argyler Lodge

Turn in at your accommodations for the night, the Argyler Lodge & Restaurant. Their elegant rooms will make you feel right at home, and you’ll be able to fall asleep to the sounds of the ocean. They are currently offering 25 per cent off on two nights or more for Nova Scotia residents! 


9 a.m. Breakfast at The Argyler Lodge & Restaurant 

Start your second day by grabbing a bite to eat at the Argyler Lodge & Restaurant on their wrap-around veranda. Their menu changes regularly depending on what is available in their garden, local farms and sea, so you’re guaranteed something fresh! 

10:30 a.m. Yarmouth Walking Tours

After filling up at breakfast, sign up for a walking tour of Yarmouth. Tours are being offered to private groups this summer beginning July 10th. Groups are being capped at ten guests and must be booked a minimum of 72 hours in advance. 

1 p.m. Lunch @ the Red Cap Restaurant 

red cap restaurant server with plate

The Red Cap Restaurant has been a favourite place to dine since 1946. Experience Acadian hospitality, traditional Rappie Pie and chef-inspired cuisine for the entire family. Don’t forget to try their signature dish, delicious haddock topped with tasty lobster sauce. Dine in and takeout is currently being offered Thursday to Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

2:30 p.m. Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse

While in West Pubnico, make sure to visit this unique experience in an authentic Acadian Community founded in 1653. Here you’ll discover Acadian history and culture through collections of artifacts and an Acadian homestead built c. 1864. Visit their website for details on 2020 programming.

5 p.m.  p.m. Takeout lunch @ Dennis Point Cafe 

Continue your journey down the coast to one of Nova Scotia’s most scenic fishing wharves. Dennis Point Cafe is where the locals eat, which makes it the perfect spot to grab lunch. Visit the Dennis Point Cafe Facebook page for updated weekend takeout menus. 

Approx. 8:30 p.m. Watch the sunset @ Cape Forchu lighthouse

cape forchu

Finish your trip by watching the sunset at the Cape Forchu Lighthouse and talking about the great memories you made in the Yarmouth & Acadian Shore region of Nova Scotia. The only question is, where to next?

For even more Yarmouth & Acadian Shore destination information make sure to visit www.yarmouthandacadianshores.com to start planning your staycation!

Don’t forget to log on to your digital passport to collect stamps on the Nova Scotia Good Cheer, Lobster, and Chowder Trail. Follow the trails. Capture the moments. Collect the stamps. Get the prizes.

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