Attractions

Our natural scenery itself a major tourist attraction. We have accessible, clean shorelines as well as pristine lakes and green spaces.

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The many friendly folks that you’ll meet on your travels will be happy to help guide you along to the next spot that you “just have to see while you’re here”.

Of course you may enjoy all of our beautiful surroundings on your way to one of our many adventure destinations…

 

Must-see places…

Le Village historique acadien de la Nouvelle Écosse
Musée des acadiens des Pubnicos & Centre de recherche
The Argyle Township Court House & Gaol
Wedgeport Tuna Museum
Eglise Sainte-Anne Church & First Chapel Site - Rocco Point
Argyle Historical Baptist Church
Pubnico Point Wind Farm
West Pubnico Golf & Country Club

 



Le Village historique acadien de la Nouvelle Écosse  acadie

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Le Village historique acadien de la Nouvelle-Écosse invites you to discover the heart, life and work of the Acadians of Pubnico, whose ancestors were led to this place in 1653 by community founder Sieur Phillippe Muis-d’Entremont.

Situated on a beautiful 17-acre site overlooking Pubnico harbour, Le Village historique acadien de la Nouvelle-Écosse invites you to step back in time and discover a village depicting Acadian life in the pre-1920 era. Hear Acadian spoken and experience fishing and farming traditions in this seaside village. Explore traditional wooden homes and buildings showcasing the joyful and industrious lifestyles of Acadian families.village 02

Follow the cry of the seagull to the shoreline and discover the coastal environment and a multitude of sea birds. Browse in the on-site gift shop and enjoy home made dishes in our Café du Crique.

Open early June to mid October 7 days/week from 9am-5pm. Phone (902) 762-2530 Lower West Pubnico. Tour groups welcome.

Website:  http://museum.gov.ns.ca/av/

 


 

Musée des acadiens des Pubnicos & Centre de recherche acadie

 

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Discover the history and the authentic culture of Acadians as well as a multitude of activities emphasizing the traditional Acadian way of life. The museum boasts impressive changing displays such as over 300 cameras; prize winning duck decoy carvings and much more. Feel free to visit the traditional Acadian garden as well.musee 02

The second floor of the museum houses documents and literature dating back to the 1700's including over 5000 historical and genealogical publications, land grants, deeds, microfilms, maps, photographs, church records, etc. which are of great interest to the genealogist and historian.  

On site gift shop. Bilingual tour guides. Tour groups welcome.

 

Open May Mon-Fri. June to mid- October 7 days/week Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 12:30-4:30

Phone (902) 762-3380. West Pubnico.

 Website:  http://www.museeacadien.ca/

 


 

The Argyle Township Court House & Gaol

courthouse 01The Argyle Township Court House & Gaol is Canada’s oldest standing courthouse, built in the village of Tusket, Nova Scotia in 1805. In 2005 the building was declared a National Historic Site. The Court House Museum’s ground floor houses the Jailer's Quarters, the Prisoners’ Cellblock, as well as "The Cell" gift shop where you can find many locally crafted souvenirs. The second floor houses the Court Room and the Judge's Chambers.

courthouse 02Also visit the new state-of-the-art archival facility, which contains a large climate-controlled, fireproof vault for archival storage and preservation, and a spacious, well lit public research room. A genealogist’s paradise. Genealogical inquires email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Museum tours available May, June, Sept, Oct M-F 9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm. July-Aug 9-5 daily. Phone 902-648-2493. Website

Website:  http://www.argylecourthouse.com/

 


Wedgeport Tuna Museum

tuna 01The Acadian village of Wedgeport was once known as the Sport Tuna Fishing Capital of the World. It attracted famous visitors from around the world including President Franklin Roosevelt, Amelia Earhart, Babe Ruth, Ernest Hemingway, Jean Béliveau and many others. It also hosted the International Tuna Cup Match from the 1930s to the 1970s. The Wedgeport Sport Tuna Fishing Museum and Interpretive Centre features hundreds of mementos, pictures, fishing rods, mock tuna boat etc. that pay tribute to this fine industry.

tuna 02The yearly August Tuna Tournaments and festivities are home based here at the Museum. In 2006 the largest tuna caught during the tournament weighed in at 407-pounds!

Open mid-June to mid-Sep. Daily 10 am - 6 pm. Bilingual tours available. On site gift shop. Located on the Tuna Wharf Rd. Phone (902) 663-4345 Website

Website:  http://www.wedgeporttunamuseum.com/

 



Eglise Ste Anne Church & First Chapel Site - Rocco Point

stanne 01This magnificent structure, a municipally registered heritage property, features original paintings on ceiling and sanctuary wall, stained-glass windows, vaulted ceilings and a collection of church furnishings, documents, etc. The parishioners, proud of their church and culture, invite you to come appreciate this gem.

The site of the First Chapel at Rocco Point was settled in 1767 by Acadians returning from exile and is just half a mile from the church on the Rocco Point Road. This commemorative site will bring you back over 200 years ago to the historic site of the foundation of the Catholic Church in Southwest Nova Scotia. You’ll find a replica of the original chapel and the remains of a graveyard that dates back to the late eighteenth century.

stanne 03Two sites to see... plan to visit both, located in Ste-Anne-du-Ruisseau on Route 3, The Lighthouse Route. From Highway 103, Exit 33 or 32A, 15 minutes from Yarmouth. Open year round. Bilingual service, guided tours available mid-June to early September. 

  

 Available for Download - Additional information on SAR Church & Chapel Site

 


 

Argyle Historical Baptist Church

argyle 01The Argyle Baptist Church was built circa 1877, and is representative of the rural Protestant churches erected by the Planters and their succeeding generations. New England Planters started arriving in Yarmouth County in 1760, to occupy lands vacated by the Acadians during the Deportation.

One of the important contributing factors of this church contributes is the rich genealogical history found here both in historical records and the cemetery that is found next to the church.What makes the old Argyle graveyard unusual is the remarkable survival of so very many fieldstone gravemarkers, with accompanying footmarkers; some dating back to as early as 1762. The Church and burial ground are located at Frost Corner in Argyle, off Route 3, or exit 32 off Highway 103

 
 


 

Pubnico Point Wind Farm

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For generations our fishermen have depended on good sails and propellers to guide their way of living and insure their future. Now there’s a new propeller added to the equation!

Pubnico Point wind farm consists of 17 manufactured turbines, each with a nameplate generating capacity of 1,800 kilowatt hours-enough to service up to 13,000 average households.

windfarm 02These windmills overlook both the Pubnico Harbour as well as Lobster Bay. A great place to take a relaxing hike and explore the shoreline below the giant blades.

On Highway 103, take Exit 31; follow Route 335 South until the road ends.

 

 


 

West Pubnico Golf & Country Club

golf 01Nestled in the French Acadian community of Pubnico, this 18 hole course offers the combination of a charming modern clubhouse and a truly challenging layout for golfers of all abilities. West Pubnico G&CC possesses a full variety of golf holes with distinctive character and beauty.

golf 02Our mild climate translates to one of the longest playing seasons in the Maritimes.

Hwy 103 West from Halifax, Exit 31, turn right off Hwy 103 between Barrington and Yarmouth Greenwood Rd. Phone (902) 762-2007 

Website:  http://www.pubnicogolf.ca/ 

 

 


 

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