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Exploring Down East in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia – instagram walkabout

Updated: Aug 25, 2022

Being ‘from away’ in Toronto, I kept asking myself “Where are all the people?” In many ways Canada’s maritime provinces are a step back in time. The pace is slower, the people more open, crowds non-existent. And coastal villages can be cliché cute.

While lobster rolls aren’t the bargain they used to be, don’t let that stop you from making a trip. Yarmouth and adjacent Acadian Shores with its French flair are eager to show off their genuine down home delights!

Yarmouth’s Main Street harkens back to when the town was a sailing capitol in the late 1800s. The downtown core is a pleasant 20-minute stroll if you start from the Rodd Grand Hotel at the north end. Kudos to the Rodd for hosting our TMAC travel convention with a tireless staff chasing our every wishes!

On a walking tour by local instagrammers daveyandsky I discovered the history of Frost Park, experimented with video takes of town murals, came across an amiable group of local artists, meandered along Main Street and on through the Heritage District admiring pre-suburban eclectic architecture. I'm including a photo of some controversial street art (2 chairs against a yellow backdrop) in the form of painted lobster cars (underwater storage containers) along Main.

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