Dive into Hidden Acadia...
Treat yourself to a discovery of Nova-Scotia and Acadia off the beaten paths, with spectacular natural pristine coastal landscapes and voyages through time within one of Acadia’s earliest communities: Par-en-Bas, nestled on the western coast of Nova-Scotia’s South Shore.
Savor Culture & Cuisine
Immerse yourself in this community’s heroic local history, and discover the beautiful facets of its colourful culture.
Treat your taste buds to delightful local Acadian culinary experiences such as Seafood chowder, delicious Râpure (Rappie pie, a grated potato base garnished with tasty, juicy chicken meat), that you can try at D’Eon’s Bakery, divine Molasses cookies, comforting Creamed lobster, as well as surprising and sensational spirits at local breweries and distilleries.
Indulge in a culinary journey at renowned restaurants and food establishments in the area, including:
Embrace the Melodies and Traditions of Argyle
Add an enthralling Acadian cultural experience to your visit by attending various festivals that take place in the Argyle region. These events not only showcase Acadia’s food delicacies and its fantastically uplifting music and traditions, they also provide one of the best occasions to experience that invigorating Acadian joyfulness.
Enchant your senses with melodious Acadian musical experiences with Musique de la Baie events during the summer months as the musicians of the region perform in various local restaurants.
Coastal Charms and History
Embark on Tusket Island Tours and Fishing Charters to try your hand at lobster fishing and explore some of the area’s many peninsulas, inlets, rivers, islands, and quaint fishing shanties that make Argyle’s uniquely spectacular coastal landscape. Treat yourself to unusual immersive explorations of the region’s history by visiting the Argyle Township Court House & Archives as well as a tour of the oldest court and prison in Canada!
Experience the magic of Acadian culture with the self-guided Acadian Shores Interpretive Tour, and visit the Musée des Acadiens des Pubnicos et Centre de Recherche and Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Écosse for a deeper understanding of Acadian heritage.
Whether you're seeking to discover your Acadian roots, explore North America's early European settlements, gaze at the mesmerizing night sky, indulge in the thrill of fishing, or immerse yourself in Acadian history, Par-en-Bas and Argyle offer something for everyone.
Don't miss the Wedgeport Tuna Tournament and Festival, where you can witness the excitement of this thrilling sport. Engage in enlightening conversations with fishing experts at Dennis Point Wharf and immerse yourself in the vibrant fishing culture.
Golf lovers will delight in picturesque courses nestled in stunning landscapes. Tee off amidst breathtaking views and enjoy a round of golf in this idyllic setting. For hiking and wilderness enthusiasts, explore the region's plethora of trails (Pubnico Point Trail and Wedgeport Nature Trail), immersing yourself in the beauty of nature and its rich biodiversity.
No matter your interests, a visit to Argyle promises abundant Acadian moments. Plan your adventure now and create lasting memories in this enchanting destination.