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Cape Forchu Lightstation

1856 NS-304, Yarmouth, NS B5A 4A7, Canada. Phone: +1 902-742-4522

The Cape Forchu Lightstation is about 10 minutes from the Town of Yarmouth. This beautiful tower sits atop picturesque volcanic rocks and has guided vessels safely into the Yarmouth Harbour since 1840. The structure rests 37.5 meters (125 ft.) above sea level.

Today, The Cape Forchu Lightstation is a great place for picnic on the 19 acres of well groomed grounds. Visitors can explore the museum where the guides will tell you unforgettable tales, shop in the gift shop and walk the shorelines enjoying the views and crisp salty air of the Yarmouth Harbour.

During the 17th and 18th centuries, fishing, water transportation and trade were essential to everyday life in Cape Forchu. During the 19th century, Yarmouth Harbour became a major port of registry for sailing ships and by the late 19th century, it was the second largest port of registry in Canada.

The Cape Forchu Lightstation stands among unique natural beauty and is a piece of history that has enriched the lives of the people in and around the community for generations.

The museum, located in the lightkeeper's house, introduces visitors to the history of the Light, Cape Forchu, and its people.

The museum is open daily from 9:00am - 5:00pm during the tourist season.

Mapview of Cape Forchu Lightstation


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