Welcome to the Municipality of Yarmouth

The Municipality of the District of Yarmouth, affectionately known as MODY by the locals, is a diverse collection of communities located on the southern tip of Nova Scotia. Diversity can be found in our landscapes. The Municipality of Yarmouth boasts rugged and sandy ocean fronts, working wharves, rolling hills, old growth forests, quaint hamlets, bustling business districts and clean cottage country lakes. Diversity is found in our economy. Fishing, forestry, agriculture, light manufacturing, retail, personal services, professional services, and creative arts are a few of the sectors where vocational opportunities abound. Diversity describes the recreation and leisure offerings. Music, water sports, school and community sporting leagues, dancing, theatre, pottery, photography, wood carving, quilting and so much more are available. Diversity is celebrated in our people. With a global ethnic presence, the Municipality of Yarmouth is increasingly seen as an ideal place to put down roots, seize work/life balance opportunities and contribute to one's community. 

If you'd like to explore living, working or investing in the Municipality of the District of Yarmouth, please contact the office of the CAO at 902-742-7159.

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For Immediate Release

Cape Forchu Lighthouse Welcomes New General Manager

April 22, 2024 - Hebron, N.S. - The Municipality of the District of Yarmouth is pleased to announce Paul Rae as the new General Manager of Cape Forchu Lighthouse. With the upcoming tourist season fast approaching, Paul brings a wealth of tourism and marketing experience to our iconic landmark.

Originally from out-of-province, Paul's journey to Yarmouth began in 2021 when his family was scouting for a new home in Nova Scotia. Captivated by the charm of the region, Paul and his wife moved across the country, and now reside in Tusket.

Drawing from over 35 years of experience in sales, marketing, and tourism, Paul's expertise will be instrumental in enhancing the visitor experience at Cape Forchu Lighthouse.

“When I saw the job posting for the General Manager of Cape Forchu, I knew I had to apply because it was a perfect fit for me,” said Paul. “I’ve had a love affair with lighthouses since my childhood cottaging on Lake Huron. I look forward to meeting others in the community and visitors from far and wide. Let’s “Climb the Light” together!”

“Paul will be a great addition to the team at the Municipality, providing services and programs to residents and visitors.  I know Paul will build strong relationships with the site vendors and local community, and be a great ambassador with visitors,” stated Victoria Brooks, Chief Administrative Officer. In addition, she adds, “the Municipality is grateful to Jennifer Wilkins, retiring General Manager, for her service and dedication. As she hands the reigns over to Paul, we wish her all the best.”

The 2024 season kicks off on May 17th with the grand opening of the Fog Alarm Look Off platforms and continues until October 5.  Paul's leadership promises to reinforce the lighthouse's position as a premier destination in Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada.


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Victoria Brooks
Chief Administrative Officer
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Marissa Parker
Communications Officer
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For Immediate Release

Town and Municipality of Yarmouth Announced as Sole Presenting Partner of the Congrès mondial acadien 2024

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Wednesday, March 27th, 2024 The Town and Municipality of the District of Yarmouth are excited to announce their newest partnership, collaborating as the sole Presenting Partner of the Congrès mondial acadien 2024 (CMA 2024). This collaboration is the only sponsorship partnership of its kind for CMA 2024 and includes a combined financial contribution of $150,000 for the event.

Together with the CMA, the Town and Municipality of Yarmouth aim to promote, celebrate and preserve Acadian culture in the local community, Southwest Nova Scotia, and on a global scale. This unique partnership goes beyond the execution of CMA 2024. It aims to leave a lasting legacy by promoting cultural, economic and tourism development throughout the entire region.

"We are honoured to be able to support our friends and neighbours in the Municipalities of Argyle and Clare as they bring the CMA 2024 to the region,” says Pam Mood, Mayor of Yarmouth, and John Cunningham, Warden of the Municipality of Yarmouth. “This event is huge for all of Southwest Nova Scotia and will be of great benefit culturally and economically. Our area has so much to offer, beginning with our top-notch hospitality, and we are excited to share all that we have with visitors and locals alike! Working together will help ensure the success of this iconic event to celebrate the strong Acadian roots of this region."

“We are extremely proud to partner with the Town & Municipality of Yarmouth as our Presenting Partner and we would like to express our deep gratitude for their generous contribution,” says Allister Surette, President of the Congrès mondial acadien 2024’s Organizing Committee. “This partnership reflects our mutual commitment to leveraging the rich tapestry of Acadian culture as an economic driver while showcasing the region, its people, and - of course - an unprecedented celebration. It’s wonderful to see all our municipal partners at the table and working together to make Southwest Nova Scotia shine. Thanks to their unwavering commitment to our mission, this edition of the Congrès mondial acadien promises to be an unforgettable experience.”

Yarmouth will host some of the CMA’s flagship events, such as the National Acadian Day Concert at the Yarmouth Airport on August 15th and L’Ultime Tyme at the Mariners Centre on August 17th, as well as a variety of community events throughout the week.

The Congrès mondial acadien 2024 takes place in Argyle, Yarmouth, and Clare from August 10-18, 2024. The event hosts more than 300 events, gathers more than 50 families for official Family Reunions, and presents a diverse range of activities including concerts, conferences, gatherings, literary events, and vendor exhibitions in 28 communities throughout Southwestern Nova Scotia. 

For more information about the Congrès mondial acadien 2024 visit: www.cma2024.ca   

Vive l’Acadie!



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La Ville et la Municipalité de Yarmouth dévoilé comme unique Partenaire présentateur du Congrès mondial acadien 2024

mercredi le 27 mars 2024 - La Ville et la Municipalité du district de Yarmouth sont ravies d'annoncer leur tout nouveau partenariat, collaborant en tant qu'unique Partenaire présentateur du Congrès mondial acadien 2024 (CMA 2024). Cette collaboration est le seul partenariat de commandite en son genre pour le CMA 2024 et comprend une contribution financière combinée de 150 000 $ pour l'événement.

Ensemble avec le CMA, la Ville et la Municipalité de Yarmouth visent à promouvoir, célébrer et préserver la culture acadienne dans la communauté locale, dans le Sud-Ouest de la Nouvelle-Écosse, et à l'échelle mondiale. Ce partenariat unique va au-delà de la réalisation du CMA 2024. Il vise à laisser un héritage durable en favorisant le développement culturel, économique et touristique dans toute la région.

« Nous sommes honorés de pouvoir soutenir nos amis et voisins des municipalités d'Argyle et de Clare alors qu'ils organisent le CMA 2024 dans la région », disent Pam Mood, mairesse de Yarmouth, et John Cunningham, préfet de la Municipalité de Yarmouth. « Cet événement est énorme pour tout le Sud-Ouest de la Nouvelle-Écosse et sera d'une grande utilité culturelle et économique. Notre région a tellement à offrir, y compris notre hospitalité de premier ordre, et nous sommes ravis de partager tout ce que nous avons avec les visiteurs et les habitants ! Travailler ensemble contribuera à assurer le succès de cet événement emblématique visant à célébrer les fortes racines acadiennes de cette région. »

« Nous sommes extrêmement fiers de nous associer avec la ville et la municipalité de Yarmouth comme partenaire présentateur et nous tenons à exprimer notre profonde gratitude pour leur généreuse contribution, » dit Allister Surette, Président du Comité organisateur du Congrès mondial acadien 2024. « Ce partenariat reflète notre engagement mutuel de tirer parti de la riche tapisserie de culture acadienne en tant que moteur économique tout en mettant en vedette la région, son peuple, et - bien sûr - une célébration sans précédent. C’est merveilleux de voir tous nos partenaires municipaux à la table et travailler ensemble pour faire rayonner le Sud-Ouest de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Grâce à leur engagement indéfectible envers notre mission, cette édition du Congrès mondial acadien promet d'être une expérience inoubliable. » 

Yarmouth accueillera certains des événements phares du CMA, comme le Spectacle de la Fête nationale de l’Acadie à l'aéroport de Yarmouth le 15 août et L'Ultime Tyme au Mariners Centre le 17 août, ainsi qu'une série d'événements communautaires tout au long de la semaine.

Le Congrès mondial acadien 2024 aura lieu à Argyle, Yarmouth et Clare du 10 au 18 août 2024. L'événement accueille plus de 300 événements, rassemble plus de 50 familles pour des réunions de famille officielles et présente une gamme diversifiée d'activités, dont des concerts, conférences, rassemblements, événements littéraires et expositions de fournisseurs dans 28 communautés du Sud-Ouest de la Nouvelle-Écosse.

Pour plus d'informations sur le Congrès mondial acadien 2024, visitez : www.cma2024.ca

Vive l’Acadie!


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Mayor Pam Mood
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Warden John Cunningham
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Mike Carter
Communications Coordinator, Town of Yarmouth
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Marissa Parker
Communications Officer, Municipality of Yarmouth
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Trevor Murphy
Publicist & Deputy Communications Director, CMA 2024
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