Cape Forchu Lightstation

Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

Cape Forchu Lightstation

Cape Forchu Lightstation Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

Let Karen tell the Story

Cape Forchu Lightstation Nova ScotiaUnlike any lighthouse I have visited so far, Cape Forchu Lightstation is a brightly colored white and red striped concrete column pushing into the sky. Originally built in 1840, the lighthouse was replaced with the concrete column in 1962.

Well worth the visit, including the drive out to the spit of land, the lightstation dominates, with its marshes, wildflowers and water views. Once at the end of Cape Forchu’s rugged, rocky headland is the Lightstation with gift shop, restaurant and history of the lighthouse with example of the beacon which is housed at the top.

Don’t miss the Leif Ericson Trail, an easy walking trail with the view of False Harbour and walk around to Yarmouth Harbour on the other side. Short walk among large rocks with pools and lots of rosehip plants.

Took our time here and also enjoyed a great lunch…outside with the view of the Harbour and the Lightstation.

Click to view their website here

Click on to the images to view photos of Cape Forchu Lightstation

  • Cape-Forchu-LightstationCape-Forchu-Lightstation
  • Cape-Forchu-Lightstation-from-a-distance-NSCape-Forchu-Lightstation-from-a-distance-NS
  • Cape-Forshu-Lightstation-signCape-Forshu-Lightstation-sign
  • looking-up-at-lightstion-from-traillooking-up-at-lightstion-from-trail
  • BeaconBeacon
  • Leif-Ericson-trail-showing-Cape-Forchu-Lighthstation-Leif-Ericson-trail-showing-Cape-Forchu-Lighthstation-
  • view-from-Leif-Ericson-Trailview-from-Leif-Ericson-Trail
  • rosehipsrosehips

About Karen

Karen - Traveller & Founder of Explore Atlantic Canada

Karen

Karen loves to travel (in comfort) with her husband Gary and "girls" Chessey and Sadie (canines). Karen loves photography and writing so she will be sharing her experiences with you and fellow travelers and giving you a "glimpse" of what it is like to....

"Explore Atlantic Canada" and "Discover all it has to offer".

Photo Credits: Karen