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WolfvilleCanada

This portside college town on the Bay of Fundy has natural beauty, history and some of Nova Scotia’s best wines.

As port towns go, Wolfville is an unusual one. First, it features a very small port, a tiny inlet connected to the Cornwallis River by a shallow channel. Second, it experiences the world’s highest tides—the water level at high tide can be up to 52 feet (16 meters) higher than at low tide. Beyond its strange port, Wolfville is a pleasant college town near some of Nova Scotia’s best natural and historical sites.

The picturesque Acadia University lies at the heart of Wolfville. Take a tour through the 250-acre (100-hectare) campus, built primarily of red brick and containing buildings that date back to 1838. University facilities are open to the public, so swim in the pool or skate on the ice rink. Visit the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens, both a public space and a place for student experiments. Admire the landscaping in the walled garden or smell herbs at the medicinal plant garden. Afterward, take a short walk through the nearby forest.

Head to Grand Pré just outside Wolfville. Here you will find a monument to one of the most famous events in Nova Scotia history: the expulsion of the Acadians. These French immigrants settled in the area during the 17th century, but were later expelled by the British and scattered across the southern United States. This history, immortalized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem Evangeline, is also remembered in Grand Pré’s small chapel with a statue of Longfellow’s title character.

Take a 40-minute drive up the coastline to reach Blomidon Provincial Park, a 1,875-acre (759-hectare) nature reserve of seaside cliffs, beaches and woods. Hike the Look-Off Trail to see out over the Minas Basin and the striking coastline. Then, return to Wolfville and relax your muscles by taking a tour of the wineries of the Annapolis Valley.

To visit Wolfville, fly into the international airport in Halifax, then drive or take a bus. Visit in autumn, when surrounding forests are brilliantly colored.

Top Hotels in Wolfville

Micro Boutique Living Wolfville
Micro Boutique Living Wolfville
3.5 out of 5
336 Main Street, Wolfville, NS

Located in the heart of Wolfville, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Randall House Museum, Robie Tufts Nature Centre and Wolfville Farmers ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (371 reviews)

"Great location, clean room, easy to access and no need for a key, parking available free nearby"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 1, 2020

Micro Boutique Living Wolfville
Old Orchard Inn & Spa
Old Orchard Inn & Spa
4 out of 5
153 Greenwich Rd. South, Exit 11, Highway 101, Wolfville, NS
The price is CA $149 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Situated in Wolfville, this spa hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Hennigar's Farm Market, K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre and Harriet Irving Botanical ...

4.2/5Very Good! (377 reviews)

"Very nice! Staff was excellent and very friendly"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 9, 2020

Old Orchard Inn & Spa
Victoria's Historic Inn
Victoria's Historic Inn
3.5 out of 5
600 Main St, Wolfville, NS
The price is CA $154 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Situated in Wolfville, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre, Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens and Robie ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (302 reviews)

"Should let people know that a third floor room with step staircase might be challenging for older people."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 14, 2020

Victoria's Historic Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Wolfville

Micro Boutique Living Wolfville
Micro Boutique Living Wolfville
3.5 out of 5
336 Main Street, Wolfville, NS

Located in the heart of Wolfville, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Randall House Museum, Robie Tufts Nature Centre and Wolfville Farmers ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (371 reviews)

"Great location, clean room, easy to access and no need for a key, parking available free nearby"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 1, 2020

Micro Boutique Living Wolfville
Rocky Shores and Seals Cottages
Rocky Shores and Seals Cottages
3.5 out of 5
508 Waterfront Lane, Cottage Cove, Port George RR#1, Middleton, NS
The price is CA $139 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Situated in Middleton, this beach cottage is within 1 mile (2 km) of Bay of Fundy and Port George Lighthouse. Memory Lane Railway Museum and Margaretsville Lighthouse ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (19 reviews)

"This is an amazingly equipped little home. It was very compgfortable...with rhe exception of the hide-a-bed which was difficult for an older person to get up from. The bed was quite compfortable and when they say all you need to bring is your food, they mean it! The area is very quiet and scenic. ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 16, 2019

Rocky Shores and Seals Cottages
Welcome to Dolphin's Rest
Welcome to Dolphin's Rest
4170 Highway 359, Hall's Harbour, NS

Situated on the beach, this historic holiday home is within a 5-minute walk of Bay of Fundy and Halls Harbour Sea Cave. Charles MacDonald Concrete House Museum ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)
Wonderful views of ocean and the high tides

"We stayed here for 2 nights, friends. Nice size home, lots of bedrooms. A view out of this world. My bedroom faced the ocean. Great bathrooms, nice kitchen to cook in. Look up the history of Halls Harbour. Its a quaint coastal village, lots of summer homes. The owner was very attentive to our needs. ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 25, 2020

Welcome to Dolphin's Rest
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Verified traveller

Feb 26, 2020

We ate at Troy, and had a delicious meal.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Nov 9, 2019

Church Brewery Company was terrific. Incredible food and selection of craft beer.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Oct 17, 2019

It’s always a great place to visit.

5/5 - Excellent

George

Oct 6, 2019

Great fresh farm produce , and selection of wines

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Sep 17, 2019

Troy restaurant and Annapolis Cidery on Main St were excellent also very much enjoyed a visit to the Barrelled Tide Distillery.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Sep 6, 2019

Church Brewing Co. was great.

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