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1 05 2017


Arisaig Float wins Highland Games Parade first prize !!!  Casket photo, thanks!




Lighthouse Canteen

  • Opens July 1 for the summer season
  • The lighthouse –  rebuilt in 2007 by the community  –  resembles the old lighthouse at The Point
  • serving ice cream, drinks, etc., gift shop, brochures
  • fantastic sunsets
  • OPEN July & August, Daily  11  –  8

Dockside Cafe

  • Open  for  the summer season
  • chowder & fish cakes very popular
  • lobster roll special
  • a good break from the adjoining beach
  • OPEN in  July & August   11  –  7 pm
  • SUNDAY BRUNCHES   Join community members for brunch each Sunday from 10 to 12   …  different families are chefs each week…  regular fare as well.

Lobster Interpretive Centre

  • in the cafe
  • interesting lobster display & film
  • community memorabilia

 Concert at the Lighthouse

  • Featuring: Great Variety of Performers
  • including Hector MacIsaac and Junior Fraser,  Barb Gillis,  The MacGillivray Sisters – Laurel, Karla & Colette,   Shane Arsenault, Nicholas Layes,  Nathan Langley,   Father Colin MacKinnon,  and Aidan and Elsie Canning
  • Sunday, July 30     6:30  pm – 9:00 pm
  • Arisaig Lighthouse Point    (Rain Venue: Arisaig Community Hall)
  • Admission $10.  Children under 12 & under free
  • Proceeds to aid Arisaig Community Development Association


The Department of Natural Resources.

Tree Replanting

  • The spring & fall plantings in 2016 by the Friends of Arisaig Park are starting to thrive.
  • White pines and yellow birches planted in large numbers among the downed trees in the areas that have been cut down 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.
  • During the fall season, park workers planted larger developed trees to replace the unwanted varieties that are being removed.  More trees are being planted throughout the year
  • 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 be taken care of.
  • 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.


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

 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.

The Lobster Fishery

  • 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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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, open daily in summer
  • 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

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




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