Welcome to our Community!

1 05 2017

 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 Sunrise Trail (Hwy 245) from Arisaig’s St Margaret’s 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




Lighthouse Canteen

  • Open July 1 til end of August, every day
  • Ice Cream, drinks, cards & brochures
  • The lighthouse –  rebuilt in 2007 by the community  –  resembles the old lighthouse at The Point
  • fantastic sunsets  –  still available
  • OPEN  daily  July – August, 12:00 to 9:00 pm (changed from last year)
  • cash only

Dockside Cafe 

  • Open July 1  til end of August, every day  11:00 to 7:00 pm.
  • lunches, pastries
  • a nice break from the beach
  • new this year:  charge cards accepted

 Lobster Interpretive Centre

  • in the cafe  building (same hours)
  • interesting lobster display & film
  • community memorabilia

The Lobster Fishery & Marina

  • With 23 boats and their lobster fishermen actively hauling  in May and June each year. 
  •  Some boats continue to fish for other catch during the summer.  
  • Bluefin tuna charters available  –  check the Business page.

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  • 45.761 N  x  62.171  W      We are on Atlantic Daylight Time.
  • After fishing season, boat slips are available through the summer (July -August)
  • The great beach and Dockside Cafe are close at hand, open daily in summer
  • Contact:  Arisaig Harbour Authority President: T.B.A. or  Captain 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.  (12pm  to  9pm). At this time we can only accept cash payment


The Department of Natural Resources.

The park reopens on Friday, May 18.

 Park Replanting

  • Continues in 2018 with more young trees being planted throughout the season.
  • White pines and yellow birches planted earlier in large numbers among the downed trees in the areas that have been felled in response to the devastation  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 wide swaths of felled trees are planned fire-breaks. Many of them are showing new signs of life while others have yet to flourish.
  • The Park is for day use only.  No overnight camping.

The eventual goal is to recreate an Acadian Forest environment, with only trees that grew naturally in Nova Scotia before mankind arrived.

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



  • Big success this year – Thanks for your support.
  • Community Hall, Arisaig, Sunday,  May 13   11:00a.m.  –  5:00p.m.
  • Dinner includes ¼ pound fresh lobster meat, Salads,  Roll or Biscuit, Dessert –Pie or Strawberry Sundae, Beverage.
  • Take out and Ham Dinners also available.
  • Adults $20.00, Children 12 and under $8.00.
  • For deliveries call Dolorosa Kelly  902 863 5304.

Arisaig Country Jubilee  **  New Event **

Arisaig Hall     Sun. June 3   2:30  p.m. Come and enjoy the music of some of your favorite Country Artists – Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Dolly Parton and others. Featured performers – a group from Canso – Jim Richard, Gertie Grant, Eldon Munroe and Neil DeCoff with Roger Grant on Bass.

Admission $10.00  /  50/50 draw  / Procedes go to Community Hall activities.


  • A great success this year…
  • At the Arisaig Community Hall Parking Lot
  • Sunday, June 10  from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Outside Tables free space for guest sellers – no fee
    • bring a table or sell from your trunk/truck
  • Community Tables
    • wanted Plants, Jewellery ,  Books, Gardening odds and ends, Toys, etc.
    • other “Yard Sale” items
    • drop at hall on Saturday  9 am to  3 pm
  • More info:
    • Mary MacGinnis  –  902-863-1509
    • Mary MacLellan  –  902-863-1101
  • Proceeds from sale go to the Arisaig Community Development Assoc.