Campus & Community
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.
From the Halifax International Airport (approximate driving time: 1 hour 12 minutes.)
From Halifax (approximate driving time: 1 hour 10 minutes.)
From Yarmouth (approximate driving time: 2 hours 10 minutes.)
From New Brunswick (approximate driving time from border: 3 hours 10 minutes.)
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.
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!
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Acadia University biology researchers have discovered sea birds are depositing contaminants on land that they've picked from food sources in the ocean. CBC ReportLearn more… Researchers find birds deposit pollutants from oceans to land
Inuit elder Peter Irniq (HON ’06) brought his humble wisdom to Acadia University recently, telling his audience that whatever happens in the Arctic happens here. novanewsnow.com reportLearn more… Inuit elder Peter Irniq brings his wisdom to Wolfville