Living in Wolfville

We're a small university in a small town, and we couldn't be prouder. Acadia's students make up nearly half of Wolfville's population, and they make their mark throughout the town: it's where they live, study, play, volunteer, and work.

Wolfville is located in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley. It's home to the province's mildest climate, amazingly high tides, bountiful farms, and vibrant towns and villages. Our campus is located in the ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq People, and history abounds throughout the Valley, from the National Historic Site in Grand-Pré to the early French and British colonial settlements in Annapolis Royal.

Wolfville is a special place to live and learn, and we think you'll agree.

Real Town Charm

Trade crowded cities and long commutes for fresh air and friendly faces. This is the kind of town that has one traffic light, but three fair trade coffee shops. Wolfville's downtown begins right on the corner where our campus ends. Everything you'll need—food, fun, and friends—is always close.

Acadia Cinema on Main Street

Al Whittle Theatre

20+ restaurants, cafés,
pubs, and eateries

Grabbing a bit to eat.

Everything within walking distance...

96% of students live within 1.6 km of campus

Harvests & Tides

Surround yourself with great people and great food. Our town is nestled in the heart of the Annapolis Valley, which includes everything from the Bay of Fundy's famous tides to Nova Scotia's apple capital. In Wolfville, you're close to farms, vineyards, and fresh seafood. You're also not far from the rugged coast, including the challenging but beloved hike out to Cape Split.

Cape Split

Cape Split

20 mins from the Bay of Fundy

Hall's Harbour

World Heritage Site - Hall's Harbour

Harvest Time

5 local farm markets

5 Local Markets

Heart of it All

The Deep Roots Music Festival. Devour: The Food Film Fest. An independent cinema. Varsity games. There's a lot to see and do, and we're not far away from a whole lot more. Head West from Wolfville for shopping and sightseeing. Travel East towards Halifax and its international airport, the iconic Peggy's Cove lighthouse, and more. Wolfville is a great launching point to explore the province.

Deep Roots Music Festival

Deep Roots Music Festival

Provincial capital Halifax and airport only 1 hour away

Grand-Pré National Historic Site

Grand-Pré World Heritage Site

Hanging out in town

12km of local trails,
connected to Harvest Moon Trailway