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Cape Forchu Lightstation

Highway 304 to Cape Forchu | 1856 Cape Forchu, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 4A7, Canada
+1 902-742-4522
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This beautiful, captivating destination is a must on your travel list!

First, the drive to the Cape Forchu lighthouse is one of the most prettiest drives with winding... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Coconutmolly
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snowtosand
More than we expected

While visiting all of Nova Scotia, we decided to take a day trip from Halifax around the southern... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
PatM52807
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Davenport, Iowa
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Highway 304 to Cape Forchu | 1856 Cape Forchu, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 4A7, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago

First, the drive to the Cape Forchu lighthouse is one of the most prettiest drives with winding roads, rustic fish buildings, wharves & boats, and beaches. The lighthouse itself is stunning. The view of the ocean is breathtaking. The gift shop has many affordable local...More

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Sarah P, General Manager at Cape Forchu Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for providing this informative review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit :)

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Reviewed 6 days ago

While visiting all of Nova Scotia, we decided to take a day trip from Halifax around the southern part of the Province to Yarmouth and back again. Heard of a lighthouse to see in Yarmouth, but this was more than we expected. The Lighthouse is...More

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Sarah P, General Manager at Cape Forchu Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

So glad you enjoyed your trip! Thanks for the great review!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

A short drive from Yarmouth, the light station and walking trail offer breathtaking views of the bay, the harbour and the ocean. The cafe is pleasant and the shop, very quaint. It is a shame one cannot visit the lighthouse itself. Still, windswept and fairly...More

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Sarah P, General Manager at Cape Forchu Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

So glad you enjoyed your visit! Thanks for the great review!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent the afternoon in Yarmouth ( actually Arcadia) so we could catch the 8:30 am departure on The Cat ferry back to the USA the next morning. We visited the Light station which was very nicely done with a great 1/2 mile walk / trail....More

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Sarah P, General Manager at Cape Forchu Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're glad you visited, and thank you for the great review! Hope to see you again :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The view from the walking trail is stunning. Well worth the visit if you enjoy historical places. The only downside is you can't actually go in the lighthouse.

Thank Melissa J
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Sarah P, General Manager at Cape Forchu Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review Melissa! We’re glad you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The light station is a short 20-minute drive from Yarmouth. There are walking trails and a small cafe on site. The views of the harbor are especially impressive, time your visit appropriately if you can though, when we were there it was late in the...More

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Sarah P, General Manager at Cape Forchu Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the awesome review - we're glad you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best visited before 10 and after 2 to avoid the crowds Take the path on either side to have a better photo view

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Sarah P, General Manager at Cape Forchu Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review! Hope to see you again :)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our kids on a day trip to Cape Forchu Lightstation and it was definitely well worth the drive. We happened to arrive at the beginning of July and the wild roses were in full bloom. The air was filled with the smell of...More

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Sarah P, General Manager at Cape Forchu Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the wonderful review, we’re glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you find yourself in Yarmouth, it is worth it to take the time to visit the Lightstation. Beautiful walking trail along the water. Only 15 minutes from town and takes 30 minutes (at most) to enjoy. Cute Keeper’s house. It is not worth traveling...More

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Sarah P, General Manager at Cape Forchu Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We’re glad you enjoyed your stay! Thanks for the review!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Cape Forchu Lightstation in late afternoon. Although the museum was closed, the interpretive signage was very well done, and we came away with a wealth of knowledge about the cape, the lighthouse, shipwrecks, tidal ponds, nearby islands, and rogue waves! The hiking paths...More

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Sarah P, General Manager at Cape Forchu Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review Wendy! We are glad you stopped by!

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JulieYetta
April 8, 2018|
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Response from storm1999_64 | Reviewed this property |
I should add...in the maritimes, most beaches look beautiful, but can be quite deadly...heed the warnings from the locals...We don't tell you stories just for entertainment, we want to keep our visitors safe
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lilkathy47
October 12, 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
April 19, 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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