Welcome to la Baie Sainte-Marie!


Discover Acadian joie de vivre and Nova Scotia hospitality. Unplug and connect on the shores of la Baie Sainte-Marie!

Welcome to the official tourism website of the Municipality of Clare, Nova Scotia’s French Acadian Shore! Situated on the shores of Saint Mary’s Bay in Southwest Nova Scotia, the Municipality of Clare is home to the largest Acadian community in Nova Scotia.

Clare is renowned for its joie de vivre and is home to the immensely popular Musique de la Baie kitchen parties, Festival acadien de Clare, Les beaux vendredis seafood suppers, and more recently, the Gran Fondo Baie Sainte-Marie cycling experience. Opened in 2018, visit the Cape Saint Mary Lighthouse Park.

The Clare Visitor Information Centre, located in the Rendez-vous de la Baie Visitor Centre, is operated by knowledgeable staff from May to October. We look forward to your visit in our vibrant corner of l’Acadie!