Campus & Community

    Main Street, Wolfville
    Picturesque Main Street Wolfville and the Al Whittle Theatre

    Acadia University has called the small but elegant town of Wolfville home since the institution's inception in 1838. Originally known as Mud Creek,the Town of Wolfville got its name in 1830 when two granddaughters of Judge Elisha DeWolfe convinced their postmaster uncle that a more suitable name was needed. The villagers chose the name Wolfville for their town. Today beautiful elm trees, manicured lawns, grand century old homes and a collection of speciality shops and services guide visitors down Wolfville's Main Street.

    From Wolville you can visit all the Evangeline Trail has to offer: fabulous farm markets, music and theatre, the Acadian mecca of Grand Pré National Historic Site, not to mention the 'world's highest' tides in the Minas Basin filling up our 'world's smallest' harbour.

    Come Visit Wolfville and Acadia!

    Driving Directions

    From the Halifax International Airport (approximate driving time: 1 hour 12 minutes.)
    Take exit 6 to get onto Highway 102
    Take exit 5 on Highway 102, so that you don't miss the Annapolis Valley merge, then
    Take Exit 4B to get onto Highway 101
    Take exit 10 to arrive in Wolfville

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    From Halifax (approximate driving time: 1 hour 10 minutes.)
    From Highway 111 over MacKay Bridge
    Take exit 2 to get onto Dartmouth Road (Highway 7)
    Follow the Sackville/Windsor signage Highway 101
    Take exit 10 to arrive in Wolfville

    From Yarmouth (approximate driving time: 2 hours 10 minutes.)
    Take Highway 101 (east)
    Take exit 11 to arrive in Wolfville

    From New Brunswick (approximate driving time from border: 3 hours 10 minutes.)
    Travel south on Highway 104
    Take exit 15 onto Highway 102 toward Truro & Halifax
    Take exit 4B to get onto Highway 101
    Take exit 10 to arrive in Wolfville

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    Campus Map

    Available for you here is a PDF map of the Acadia University campus that you can use to naviagate and explore our institution when you visit.

    Download Campus Map


    Arrange A Visit to Campus

    You have the directions, and a map to show you the way, but we would like to offer you a more personal touch by giving you a guided tour around our campus. Just contact us through the Acadia4U Link below and we'll arrange a personalized tour just for you!

    Arrange a Visit through Acadia4U


    Other Community Related Links

    Wolfville, N.S.

    The Annapolis Valley

    Nova Scotia, Canada


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