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The car ferry from Portland ME to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia resumed service in June 2016. (No more ferry service between Bar Harbor ME & Canada.)




International ferry service between Bar Harbor and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, was discontinued years ago, but on July 12, 2018, the Boston Globe reported that a proposal may be forthcoming to re-start the service.

There is currently international ferry service between Portland ME and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia on The Cat, a fast ocean-going catamaran car-and-passenger ferry.

Portland ME-Yarmouth NS Ferry

Whether it departs from Portland or Bar Harbor, The Cat is the key to an excellent Two-Nation Vacation. More...

If you don't want to ship your car between Maine andNovba Scotia, or at least not both ways, you can easily drive from Bar Harbor to Canada. Just remember, whether going by car or ferry, to bring your passport or other acceptable official identification. More...

Driving to New Brunswick

Pack your passport (or other acceptable ID) and drive from Lubec ME to Roosevelt Campobello International Park; or drive via Calais ME into New Brunswick, Canada, and enjoy the charming, delightfully uncrowded summer seaside resort town of St Andrews-by-the-Sea. More...

Saint John NB to Digby NS

You can also benefit from ferry service to Nova Scotia by driving via Downeast Maine to Saint John, New Brunswick, and taking the car ferry across the Bay of Fundy to Digby, Nova Scotia. More...

The Cat ferryboat, Portland ME to Yarmouth NS
The Cat under way between Maine & Nova Scotia...

—by Tom Brosnahan

Portland - Nova Scotia Ferry

Two-Nation Vacation

Portland ME Int'l Ferry Terminal

New Brunswick, Canada

Bar Harbor Transportation

Maine Transportation

Mount Desert Island

Acadia National Park

What to See & Do

Bar Harbor Hotels

Bar Harbor Restaurants

About Bar Harbor


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The CAT ferry, Bar Harbor ME

The CAT, the luxury catamaran ferryboat now zooms between Portland ME and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, and may again depart from Bar Harbor in the future.

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