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Cape Forchu Lightstation

Highway 304 to Cape Forchu | 1856 Cape Forchu, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 4A7, Canada
+1 7424522
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Great View

We went on a sunny day in July. You can see the Yarmouth harbour from the lighthouse. We took a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gary O
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Port Maitland, Canada
A beautiful day trip

We took a day trip to go see the lighthouse, it was closed for the season Oct. 12, 2017. We did... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
SouthRockers
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Lunenburg, Canada
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The Lighthouse Route begins at one of Nova Scotia's most photographed lighthouse, the Cape Forchu Lightstation. With over 160 lighthouses in Nova Scotia, the most of any other province in Canada, they have become a shared symbol of our culture! We offer a Museum, Gift Shop, Leif Erikson Park with walking trail and Interpretative panels, guided tours by reservation, picnic tables, courtesy cart, public washrooms, parking for all types of vehicles. Bring your camera! Open daily 9-5, June to September, weather permitting.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Highway 304 to Cape Forchu | 1856 Cape Forchu, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 4A7, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went on a sunny day in July. You can see the Yarmouth harbour from the lighthouse. We took a walk on the Leif Ericson trail. They have a small exhibit in the lighthouse but you can't go to the top. If you go to...More

Thank Gary O
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We took a day trip to go see the lighthouse, it was closed for the season Oct. 12, 2017. We did walk the trail and see why this place is such a breath taking view and sight. There is also sitting areas and a lovely...More

Thank SouthRockers
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful senary from the back of the lighthouse. Open daily with a dosent present for tours and information.

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Yarmouth Light stands like a sentry awaiting ships at the entryway to Yarmouth's long deep harbour. On a chilly windy day we sat on a wooden bench up behind the towering light and it broke the breeze making for a hot sunny completely pleasant...More

Thank NS_Sue
CapeForchuLighthouse, Board member at Cape Forchu Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you! Please come again! Did you have an opportunity to see our museum and gift shop?

Reviewed 1 week ago

Have always wanted to see this place from the time I was a little girl! I was NOT disappointed! The drive there was as impressive as the place itself! It left me with a whole new appreciation of the wonderful people who manned our lights,...More

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately it was foggy the day we visited but even so it was worth the drive. You have to take the trail to watch the waves and listen to the sounds. Do take a moment to visit the museum. There's a small restaurant that was...More

Thank travelfun001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loving beautiful landscapes and scenery this location filled all our senses. Beautiful blue skies, birds in the air, gorgeous sights in every direction. Another wonderful experience here in Yarmouth area. Loved it!

Thank Victoria D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove down to visit this lightstation the evening before heading back to Portland. It's only a short drive from Yarmouth. Relatively easy to find, and very different from other lighthouses. It's described as the "apple core" for its shape. On the evening of our...More

Thank USMA74
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unique lighthouse and beautiful views of the ocean and nature. Nice place to walk, have a coffee and light lunch or snacks, and exquisite sunsets.

Thank Ktillo50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lovely lighthouse but the day was foggy and not good for viewing or trail walking but lighthouse is different

Thank Tom F
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lilkathy47
12 October 2017|
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Response from CapeForchuLighthouse | Property representative |
Yes!!! The lighthouse still works and is under control of the Coast Guard.
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suzieqGRENADA
20 April 2017|
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Response from fromtheheart2017 |
Yes!!, You can walk the trail and up to and around the lighthouse! If someone it there, they might let you have a peek inside, we are renovating. We open mid May.
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