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Stargazing at the Cape Forchu Lighthouse

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This spectacular and unique lighthouse is the second most photographed lighthouse in Nova Scotia.

The Cape has been welcoming visitors since 1604 when Samuel de Champlain landed and named the area “Cap Forchu”, meaning forked tongue of land.

By 1878, Yarmouth was at its peak and was the second largest port of registry in Canada. Here the lighthouse could protect vessels both approaching and entering the harbour. The Cape Forchu light, also commonly known as the Yarmouth Light, was constructed in 1839.


Explore the rugged landscape and take in the breathtaking views of the night sky. Visit the Cape Forchu Lighthouse year-round for stunning views of the night sky.

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