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Cape Forchu Lightstation

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Address: Highway 304 to Cape Forchu | 1856 Cape Forchu, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 4A7, Canada
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+1 7424522
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The Lighthouse Route begins at one of Nova Scotia's most photographed...

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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A "MUST SEE" attraction when visiting the South/West of Nova Scotia

We live in the yarmouth area and never tire of going to Cape Fourchu lighthouse and enjoying the magnificent view from there. Every time we have visitors we bring them here, and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
jrobert13
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glenwood, NS.
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glenwood, NS.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We live in the yarmouth area and never tire of going to Cape Fourchu lighthouse and enjoying the magnificent view from there. Every time we have visitors we bring them here, and they never fail to mention how they enjoyed there visit there. Some who live in Toronto have the WEB-CAM of this place in their "Favourites.

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Seaforth, Nova Scotia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

what a location, waves crash over the rocks, great views of the fishing boats going about there business a nice walking trail and fantastic birdwatching too, go there !

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the ferry from Portland, Maine to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia & drove back through NS then New Brunswick back to the US. This is a "must see" ... drive to it is very scenic as well. Morning walk through the trails is mesmerizing. Big place to have some picnic.

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Yarmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There has been a major lighthouse n this site for well over a century. The walking paths and vistas are superb, and the museum, located in the lightkeeper's house is highly informative. An absolute "must see!"

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Thank Currymac
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here when on vacation, Didn't really expect much but it turned out to be really good. They had a little museum in the building and the trails had some awesome views.

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Oromocto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We were told this was a must see spot. We left Yarmouth at our B&B location and only took 25 minutes to arrive, the drive is very scenic through small fishing ports along the way and winding roads. Once there you can feel the difference in the air as its windy and slightly cooler. Great place to take kids and... More 

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Lockeport, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

The lighthouse sits across the harbor from the town of Yarmouth. The view is just beautiful. There is a display of artifacts inside the lighthouse with a staff to answer your questions and tell you interesting facts about the history of the light. There is also a gift shop on site. A huge lawn chair sits between the lighthouse and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

The cape forchu light station has a beautiful view of the harbor. It also has a very easy walking trail. It is also a good place to catch Pokemon.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

The drive out to the Lighthouse is an amazing adventure on a narrow 2 lane road. If there were more places to stop on the side of the road I could have taken many more pictures. Once at the Lighthouse the ocean is beautiful to look at and the rock formations great for pictures. A must visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

The trip out to Cape Forchu in itself is an interesting journey. I can only imagine the waves crashing over parts of the road leading down to the light. We spent a while on a foggy evening checking out the light - and seeing a couple of Geocaches. Peaceful when there's nobody around!

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