Welcome to our Community!

1 05 2017


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


Hi neighbors!  (From Cathy )    Tues. Sep 19, 7:00 pm  Arisaig Hall
Just to let you know that Iain Macnevin and his wife from Arisaig, Scotland are visiting the Maritimes and will be staying in the Arisaig area this coming Tuesday night, Sept19.
Iain is Chair of Arisaig & District Community Council and also a board member of Arisaig Community Trust. They have visited the area before but would like to informally get together with our community.    
It would be nice to host them at the hall on Tuesday evening with tea and sweets and maybe provide them with a souvenir of their visit.  See you there.




Lighthouse Canteen

  • Closed til next summer
  • The lighthouse –  rebuilt in 2007 by the community  –  resembles the old lighthouse at The Point
  • fantastic sunsets  –  still available
  • OPEN next July

Dockside Cafe

  • Closed for the year
  • See you next summer

Lobster Interpretive Centre

  • in the cafe
  • interesting lobster display & film
  • community memorabilia
  • not available at this time

 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)


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.
  • More planting is underway to restore the original Acadian Forest
  • 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 happen.
  • 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.

 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
  • repair work being done this summer continues into the fall
  • 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