15 Most Charming Small Towns in Canada

14. Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

French Acadians first founded a settlement on the southwestern tip of the Nova Scotia peninsula in the mid 17th century, called Tebouque. Settlers from New England, however, arrived during the Seven Years War and named a nearby site after the town they came from in Massachusetts: Yarmouth. Today the town is known for its Gothic Victorian architecture, iconic for the Maritimes region Canada. It’s also famous for lobsters, with the largest lobster catch in Canada per year; you can sample this and more seafood at quirky seaside restaurant The Red Shed.

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