About Wolfville, Nova Scotia

Home of Acadia University

As a small university town, Wolfville offers a wide variety of opportunities and entertainment, both on and off campus.

The shops, restaurants, art galleries, cafés and cultural activities that you'll find in Wolfville will surprise you, both in their quantity and their quality, for a town this size. That's partly because of the presence of Acadia University, and partly because of the cultural creativity of the people who choose to live here.

In the town itself, all within walking distance, you will find:

  • Just Us! Coffee Roasters - fair trade coffee roasters and cafés
  • Cultures - international food store
  • Eos Fine Foods: natural and gourmet foods
  • Harvest Gallery
  • Acadia Cinema Cooperative, home to the Al Whittle Theatre, a Just Us! Café, Fundy Cinema and Jack's Gallery.
  • Wolfville Farmers Market with live musicWolfville Farmers' Market - year round on Saturdays and May-December on Wednesdays, with local food, crafts, and live music entertainment every week!
  • Cinematopia - movie rentals for the connoisseur
  • Paddy's brew pub, with live Irish music sessions weekly
  • Deep Roots Music Festival in late September
  • Valley Stove and Cycle - a great bike shop
  • Night Kitchen - a monthly venue for local performers at the Whittle.
  • University recreational facilities, including an Olympic-sized pool, arena, gymnasiums, weight rooms, classes etc.
  • University performance halls and theatres.
  • And lots more!

See Wolfville.ca for the Town website, ValleyEvents.ca for the inside track on what's happening around town, and The Grapevine for arts, culture and community news.

Cafe, theater, shopsHangin' out at the café Some Main St., Wolfville vignettes. Click to enlarge.

Sidewalk cafeLibrary pub signThe Coffee Merchant and Library Pub