Welcome to our Community!

23 09 2016




Lighthouse Canteen

  • The lighthouse was rebuilt in 2007 by the community to resemble the old lighthouse at The Point
  • serving ice cream, drinks, etc., gift shop, brochures
  • fantastic sunsets
  • CLOSED til next summer

Dockside Cafe & Lobster Interpretive Centre

  • chowder & fish cakes very popular
  • a good break from the adjoining beach
  • interesting lobster display & film

Summer Events at the Shore:


3 local singers at sundownthe crowd basks in the sunsAiden and Rebeccca show their TaeKwando skills

  • Sunday July 24 was a great success!!
  • featured performers – Kinnon & BettyLou Beaton, fiddle & piano
  • local talent included the Maureen Fraser Dancers, Robin Foote, Shane Arsenault, Audrey Cochrane, Aidan MacDonald & the Xavier Taekwondo team, Shirley Payne, Dereck Le Blanc
  • Trivia Night – the first one was a huge success…. thanks to Gerry & Marie MacDonald
  • Sorry to announce no Harbour Games this year

 A R I S A I G    P R O V I N C I A L   P A R K

Tree Planting  ….  as part of the on-going Park Restoration , 20 or so Friends of Arisaig Park joined in to plant 1500 seedlings in early June.  We planted white pines and yellow birches in the areas that have been cut down in response to the collapse of the spruce stand which has hit the park. These saplings should overtake the landscape as the cut trees go back to nature. This is a long-term project. The park looks like a mess in places, but it is a healthier mess. (The wide swaths of felled trees are planned fire-breaks. Some of them are showing new signs of life.)

The eventual goal is an Acadian Forest environment, with only trees that grew naturally in Nova Scotia.

For further info see the Park Page  or  contact  Peter MacDonald  863-1683


Yes, that’s the Bluenose just off Arisaig Point.

 2016 News from the wharf…..

Along the North Shore the villages of Knoydart, McArra’s Brook, Arisaig, Doctor’s Brook, Malignant Cove and West Maryvale are linked through the wharf at Arisaig Point and the Community Hall across the Sunset Trail from Arisaig Church.

The recently completed Lobster Interpretation Centre and Dockside Cafe (2013) as well as the Arisaig Provincial Day Park unite the communities through various activities.

The Lobster Fishery

  • with 23 boats and their lobster fishermen actively hauling  from May 1 to June 30 each year. 
  •  Some boats continue to fish for other catch during the summer.  
  • Bluefin tuna charters available.

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Opening Day Madness

  • 45.761 N  x  62.171  W      We are on Atlantic Daylight Time.
  • after fishing season, boat slips are available through the summer
  • the great beach and Dockside Cafe are close at hand
  • Contact:  Arisaig Harbour Authority President: Clarence Arbuckle  902-863-6474  arbucklec@yahoo.ca  or  Stevie MacInnis   902-863-1509   http://www.macinnisbluefintunacharters.com
  • Launching and Dockage fees at usual rates.  You may register  in the Lighthouse Canteen  & arrange fuel purchases.  (11am  to  8pm). At this time we can only accept cash payment


ARISAIG  COMMUNITY  DEV. ASSOC.  entered a float for the first time in the Antigonish Highland Games Parade  –  and won first prize in the Best Non-Commercial Float category.

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  • Thanks to Casket photographer Richard MacKenzie for the great photo
  • Gerry & Marie MacDonald who spear-headed the event assisted by Catherine & Wayne Burke & Paul Mills.
  • Parade Marshalls John & Colin Leon who manned the float
  • the guy in Pictou County who loaned us his replica of the Arisaig Lighthouse

Check out the interesting article highlighting Arisaig and area in Out and About in NS.  The article was written by Denise Davis ………     click  on:  Visit Arisaig


Arisaig, Nova Scotia, Canada

Arisaig, Nova Scotia, Canada