Once known as Mud Creek and Horton, the town was renamed Wolfville in honour of judge Elisha DeWolf in 1830. The town was an important shipbuilding location in the mid 19th century led by Wolfville shipbuilders such as Charles Rufus Burgess who later built the large full rigged ship Canada.

The Windsor and Annapolis Railway arrived in 1868, later becoming the Dominion Atlantic Railway making Wolfville a seaport devoted principally to the export of apples from the orchards of the fertile Annapolis Valley.

Wolfville Harbour was also a terminus of the MV Kipawo ferry, the last of a long succession of ferries that connected Wolfville, Kingsport and Parrsboro for 200 years.

Wolfville is considered by many to be, apart from Halifax, the cultural hub of Nova Scotia. The Acadia University Art Gallery and The Atlantic Theatre Festival are both located on Main Street along with many bistros and boutiques. The town's history is presented at the Randall House Museum, operated by the Wolfville Historical Society. Each year, the Annapolis Valley Music Festival is held on Acadia Campus, where many talented musicians from across the valley compete.


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Related Links
Town of Wolfville
Acadia University

Visitor Information Centre
11 Willow Avenue
(902) 542-7000

Community Festivals
Mud Creek Days

Farmers Market
Saturdays 8:30am to 1:00pm
Front Street (Summer) Students Union Building (Winter)



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