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When you mention the Maritimes, Nova Scotia comes to mind most often.  This beautiful province is almost completely surrounded by water with a coast line that is over 7,000km (4,500 miles) long. You will find sandy beaches, beautiful rocky coastlines, spectacular views of the Bay of Fundy, and marine life in abundance. Markland Estates is located in the Yarmouth & Acadian Shores region of Nova Scotia. This area is a rich blend of heritage, culture and community spirit, a place where the sea influences all aspects of life, and Acadian warmth beckons you to stay.

Yarmouth and the surrounding areas provide a multi-faceted backdrop for life.  Whether you are looking for a life nestled on a shoreline with crashing ocean waves, a place sheltered from the wind, cozy in a forest glen of old trees, or just enough urban life to whet an appetite without being overbearing, all three are intertwined; in the center of it all, the Town of Yarmouth.

In the winter, as nature sleeps, life in Yarmouth stays active with sliding, hockey, skating, ice fishing and many other activities. When summer blooms, life in Yarmouth blossoms even more with parades, festivals, and a whole host of things to do which are too numerous to list here.

For those who like quiet activities, there is much to do...hiking/walking trails, cycling, walks on the beach, sailing, or you can look into the past by visiting the local museums. For those who like something a little different, there are classic car and motorcycle shows, air shows, ATV trails, shopping, and the list goes on.  Peaceful and serene or busy and active, Yarmouth offers it all to those who call it home.

 As you look back through Yarmouth's history one can't help but notice that Yarmouth's citizens and businesses have always seen the importance of taking pride in their community and how it is presented to those who live and visit here. The distinctive architecture within Yarmouth, old and new, and the parks and trails in Yarmouth show the pride we take in our community.

The climate of Yarmouth & Acadian Shores is controlled by the Atlantic Ocean and Bay of Fundy waters off the coast. These relatively cool bodies of water (8-12 Celsius) ensure that summer weather is cool and refreshing, and winter weather is the warmest in Atlantic Canada.

The Town of Yarmouth is the regional centre of South Western Nova Scotia.  The Town's population of 7200 people literally doubles on weekdays with the influx of workers and students from surrounding areas.  Yarmouth is the financial, business, education, and lifestyle centre for the 70,000 people who live in the tri-counties of Yarmouth, Digby and Shelburne. Yarmouth is home to a high school, an adult high school, a junior high school, and three elementary schools. In addition to a local hospital, it is also home to a Nova Scotia Community College and Dalhousie University School of Nursing.

The port of Yarmouth, located in the heart of the world's largest lobster fishing grounds, is central to Yarmouth's history and development. With Canada's most lucrative fishing industry, Yarmouth and the Acadian Shores have a culture and economy historically tied to fishing and related industries.

Yarmouth International Airport is located in Yarmouth with flights to Portland, Maine offered daily. Halifax Stanfield International Airport is located approximately 185 miles from Yarmouth with flights to and from all major US, European, and Canadian cities.


 Air Distances to Nova Scotia from:


833 km

521 mi


669 km

418 mi

New York

990 km

619 mi


1987 km

1242 mi


4560 km

2850 mi


 Driving Distances to Nova Scotia from:


1238 km

769 mi


1042 km

647 mi

New York

1830 km

1137 mi

Portland, Maine

872 km

542 mi

Bar Harbor

686 km

426 mi

Highways from all points in the United States and Canada join the Trans Canada Highway in New Brunswick onto Nova Scotia. Follow the Trans-Canada Highway, Interstate 95 or a host of routes from the New England States and Quebec through New Brunswick to Nova Scotia.


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