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31 08 2018

News from the wharf…..

A.C.D.A.  The Arisaig Community  Development Association  represents the villages of Knoydart, McArra’s Brook, Arisaig, Doctor’s Brook, Malignant Cove and West Maryvale along the North Shore on the Gulf of St. Lawrence.  They 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.


With everything closing up for the spring and summer, Arisaig will be a quieter place for the next while…





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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  • The fishing season ( 2 months ) is about from May 1 til the end of June.
  • 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: Melvin MacGillivray  902-863-0461  or  Captain Blaise MacDonald  902-863-4503
  • 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


2019: The Park is closed to vehicles – Reopens opens mid-May  ? ? ?

      Park at gate & walk in… Volunteers keep it open &  shoveled

The Park administration  has had several changes of personnel so things are moving a bit more slowly as the new people assess the progress of the project.  The goal is still to rebuild an Acadian  Forest as it would have been before humans arrived in the area.

 Park Replanting  …  the long-term project

  • Continues in 2020 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.
  • 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 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





MOTHER’S   DAY   ????


  • Community Hall, Arisaig, Sunday May 10, ????
  • 11:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Dinner features 1/4 lb. lobster meat, salads, sides, dessert – pie or strawberry     sundae, beverages
  • Ham dinners also available
  • Adults $20.00 / Kids 12 & under $8.00
  • Take-outs available at the door.
  • Deliveries to shut-ins  Call Dolorossa  863-5304
  • Event supports community projects & upkeep.


The Lighthouse & Dockside Cafe  by the shore  as well as the Arisaig Provincial Day Park unite the communities through various activities.  A walk through the park is still a great asset – park outside  –  leave by dusk.

Lighthouse Canteen

Opening for the season on July 1, 2020

  • Ice Cream, drinks, cards & brochures
  • The lighthouse –  rebuilt in 2007 by the community
  • resembles the original lighthouse at The Point
  • fantastic sunsets  –  always  available
  • cash only

Dockside Cafe 

Beside the docks for the lobster-fishing fleet.

Also Opening on July 1, 2020

  • light lunches & fish chowder
  • a pleasant respite from the beach
  • cash or credit cards accepted.


Lobster Interpretive Centre

  •   A new facility for this season will be created for an interpretive experience o the life of a lobster and its pursuers. Touch ponds & historic displays are planned.
  • During the fishing season and beyond, fresh lobster will be available for purchase.
  • This is still in the planning stages. Read more below about the fishery.


  • Arisaig Community Hall  (Highway 245)
  • on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, 11:00am to 3:00pm.
  • Over 25 vendors, great variety of goods.  Baking, crafts, preserves, hooked articles ,paintings, jewellery, etc.
  • Canteen – serving baked beans and gingerbread with lemon sauce.
  • The Silent Auction features many items donated by local merchants. Held during the sale, final results are announced at the end
  • The Parish Community Table always has a great variety of home made baking, pickles, jams and interesting items,
  • Several 50-50 ticket draws are held through the day.
  • Ticket draws for lobster & turkey
  • A children’s Table with entertaining games.

Santa Clause arrives   around 12:00

To book tables, contact Mary MacLellan at 902-863-1101 or email  M.MacLellan@AntigonishCounty.ns.ca


Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019   at   Arisaig Community Hall

  • Music by Tye Wallace
  • contact Gerald & Marie  863-5590
  • Come one …  come all





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