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Things to do in Yarmouth

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Seafood Restaurant
$$$
“Great seafood as well they have a varied menu ,Micro brewery they brew their own beer. On the waterfront so it has a great back deck to eat on, it also makes for a nice walk to lunch or dinner. If you go on the weekend be aware they usually have local bands playing so it can get quite loud and hard to hear.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
“Experience the Wonder of Espresso Sip Café, is the hottest place in town to get a delicious and one of the few open late to get a fresh cup of coffee. In addition to their espresso based beverages, they also offer over 100 types of teas to excite the taste buds! During the summer, come cool down with a creamy fruit smoothie, a delicious, flavoured iced coffee, or our unique iced teas. On cold or rainy days, warm up with one of their specialty coffees, like the amazing Almond Jolt of Joy or the tantalizing Turtle Mocha Don’t forget to stop by for a fresh pastry, made from scratch every day, available all year round, or try our summertime spread of delicious gelato flavours. Their gelato is made from scratch in their bakery, with a unique array of available flavours to choose from! The $5 leftover tubs are an amazing deal. Free WiFi”
  • 5 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The finest collection of art in the province. The only branch of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is located in Yarmouth. Thought provoking, inspiring, vibrant works can be viewed in this beautiful historic building. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Museum
“Rare collection of firefighting equipment and memorabilia, including one of Canada's oldest steam pumpers, an 1863 Amoskeag; examples of almost every type of fire engine ever used in Nova Scotia; many smaller items e.g. antique toy fire engines.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great food always fresh and delicious, has an outdoor dining area and is Licenced. Full menu is open at all hours. Be sure to check out the store next door when you finish your meal.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
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“The best soup and sandwich place, homemade soup and bread daily. Lots of fresh veggies and non processed meats for sandwiches and well as side salads. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The only restaurant in town to offer a wide variety of globally inspired dishes, including many vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options and a dedicated prep space. The food is fresh and tasty if your in the mood to try something new and adventurous definitely stop here.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Th'yarc (the Yarmouth Arts Regional Centre) is the largest multi-function performance centre in southwestern Nova Scotia. Th'yarc presents both professional and amateur artists, including dramas, comedies and musicals.”
  • 1 local recommends
Brewery
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“located roughly 20 minute drive away, The Heritage Brewing Company, located in Yarmouth, N.S., specializes in making small batches of high quality craft beer. If you enjoy a cold one this is a must! The Ocean Breeze is my personal fave. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Fantastic place to grab coffee and a crepe, any time of day! Everything is fresh and made from scratch. They also have delicious scones and fantastic, homemade ice cream. There is also a lovely art gallery in the restored home that houses the cafe. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“This Gallery displays the work of 35 local artists. Both Dan and I display our work there :-)”
  • 2 locals recommend
History Museum
“Kleines, schönes Museum, das einen Eiblick in die Geschichte dieser Region gibt.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“A favorite place to stop for pizza and donair. Definitely try their panzerotti (a huge deep fried pizza pop filled with anything you could dream of)”
  • 2 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Local mall with a large grocery store, book store, clothing and other retail stores. Something for everyone! ”
  • 1 local recommends
Establishment
“If you're looking to relax with a night out to the movies, Yarmouth it is... maybe a nice restaurant beforehand as well?”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Great seafood as well they have a varied menu ,Micro brewery they brew their own beer. On the waterfront so it has a great back deck to eat on, it also makes for a nice walk to lunch or dinner. If you go on the weekend be aware they usually have local bands playing so it can get quite loud and hard to hear.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great food always fresh and delicious, has an outdoor dining area and is Licenced. Full menu is open at all hours. Be sure to check out the store next door when you finish your meal.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The only restaurant in town to offer a wide variety of globally inspired dishes, including many vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options and a dedicated prep space. The food is fresh and tasty if your in the mood to try something new and adventurous definitely stop here.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“The best soup and sandwich place, homemade soup and bread daily. Lots of fresh veggies and non processed meats for sandwiches and well as side salads. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Brewery
“located roughly 20 minute drive away, The Heritage Brewing Company, located in Yarmouth, N.S., specializes in making small batches of high quality craft beer. If you enjoy a cold one this is a must! The Ocean Breeze is my personal fave. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Literally a lil red shed on the Yarmouth waterfront, that serves up some of the best burgers and poutine this town has to offer.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A favorite place to stop for pizza and donair. Definitely try their panzerotti (a huge deep fried pizza pop filled with anything you could dream of)”
  • 2 locals recommend

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