Wolfville Welcomes You!
The Town of Wolfville welcomes you to Nova Scotia's dramatic and beautiful Fundy Shore. Originally known as Mud Creek, the Town of Wolfville got its name in 1830 when two granddaughters of Judge Elisha DeWolfe convinced their postmaster uncle that a more suitable name was needed. The villagers chose the name Wolfville for their town. Today beautiful elm trees, manicured lawns, grand century old homes and a collection of speciality shops and services guide visitors down Wolfville's Main Street.
Visitor Information Centre
The Visitor Information Centre at 11 Willow Avenue is open 7 days per week from early May until the end of October. Here you can find information and resources about Wolfville and the entire Fundy Shore region. For more information about the Visitor Information Centre Please contact:
(Visitor Services Coordinator)
Phone: (902) 542-7000
Toll Free: 1-877-999-7117
Fax: (902) 542-4859
Shops & Services
While in Wolfville make time to walk through our pedestrian friendly downtown and enjoy unique products and quality service from our many specialty shops. Make sure to take some time to eat - Wolfville is renowned for its fine restaurants. From elegant dining rooms to relaxing family settings to traditional pubs, each has its own character and cuisine. If you are spending more than a day in Wolfville, you should take the opportunity to stay at one of our exquisite inns, fine bed & breakfasts, cozy cottages, nearby motels or campsites. You're sure to stay another day. For more information on Wolfville's shops and services see Downtown Wolfville.
The Phenomenal Bay of Fundy
Explore one of the world’s most dramatic and dynamic coastlines. Visit Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy! Home to the highest tides in the world, the Bay of Fundy is a 270 km (170 mile) long ocean bay that stretches between the provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia on Canada's east coast. Each day 100 billion tonnes of seawater flows in and out of the Bay of Fundy during one tide cycle more than the combined flow of the world’s freshwater rivers! For more information on the Bay of Fundy and the Fundy Shore region please see Bay of Fundy Tourism.
Robie Tufts Nature Centre
Wolfville is the spot for wildlife. Visit the Robie Tufts Nature Centre which was built to support a chimney that is home to a species of migratory birds called chimney swifts. Display panels surround the pavilion and describe the birds and other natural attractions (visit the Robie Tufts Nature Centre for more information). We welcome all visitors to relax or picnic in this natural area and view beautiful Cape Blomidon from the midst of Wolfville. Nearby, you can wander through Wolfville's first Peace Park. Twelve rhododendrons have been planted in an oval to represent the 10 provinces and two territories. Next to the Peace Park you will find the new town library. This National Historic Site was formerly the town train station.
Academic & Cultural Centre
Wolfville is considered the academic and cultural centre of the Annapolis Valley. Acadia University, founded in 1838, sits in the middle of the town and is home to more than 3000 students each year.
Wolfville's cultural community includes art galleries, theatres and theatre companies, a wide range of festivals, unbelieveable number of events and much more. For a current list of events and activities in Wolfville please see Downtown Wolfville.
Heritage & History
Heritage and history are a vibrant part of this area. Take a walking tour of the heritage homes, visit the Randall House Museum, stroll through the old burying grounds or walk the dykes built by the French in the 1600's. East of town explore Grand-Pré National Historic Site. Stop in Hortonville and see the iron cross which stands in memorial to the Acadians and see the monument which marks the landing site of the Planters.
Nature enthusiasts will enjoy the picturesque surroundings of Wolfville, from the highest tides in one of the world's smallest harbours, to the scenic fishing villages of Halls Harbour, to the charming view of Blomidon, to the beautiful apple orchards found around the entire area. You won't be disappointed. Don't forget your camera.
How to get to Wolfville
Wolfville is located 100 kms from Halifax, off Exit 10 from Highway 101.
Wolfville is located 230 kms from Yarmouth on the Evangeline Trail, Route 1 or Exit 11 from Highway 101.