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Address: 242 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada
Phone Number: 902-532-3035
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Description: The Historical Association of Annapolis Royal, who operates the popular...
The Historical Association of Annapolis Royal, who operates the popular Candlelight Graveyard Tours, also owns this historic lighthouse. It serves as the headquarters for their award-winning National Historic District, Acadian Heritage & Acadian Candlelight Tours. It was built in 1889 and is situated almost halfway between the Equator and the North Pole in the heart of Canada's largest national historic district.
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Cute Spot in Lovely Town

Nice to come upon a cute little lighthouse on a pleasant waterfront boardwalk in the lovely town of Annapolis Royal. Well worth a walk-by as you browse the little shops and art... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Saint Albans, Vermont
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Saint Albans, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Nice to come upon a cute little lighthouse on a pleasant waterfront boardwalk in the lovely town of Annapolis Royal. Well worth a walk-by as you browse the little shops and art galleries and eateries and Farmers' Market nearby.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This lighthouse was a lovely and striking surprise for our family. We walked into town from our inn and there it was. The boardwalk is welcoming and picturesque and the lighthouse is delighful.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The lighthouse itself isn't all that special but it overlooks the beautiful bay and gets you on the boardwalk which leads to the wharf.

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Banff National Park, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Great tour Run by Mr Melanson at 9pm from the lighthouse is delightful Highly recommend the evenings entertainment you will learn so much from this gentleman about Canadas history and he also provided some interesting snacks of traditional Acadian foods.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

As a mariner and lighthouse buff, I certainly wouldn't drive specifically to visit this lighthouse, but if coming to Annapolis Royal for other reasons it is worth checking out. Best visited during a walk through of the lower part of town down by the boardwalk and waterfront.

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Tampa, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The lighthouse itself is cute, but it has been relocated to near the center of town next to a restaurant. We make it a point to see as many lighthouses as we can during our vacations, but this is one I would not go out of my way for.

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Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The lighthouse is nice but not a destination, the wooden path behind the lighthouse is a nice walk through town. There is a green space on the town side of the lighthouse which would be a nice place for a picnic. Also great walking tours meet here during the week! Those are a must see!!!

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Kemptville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This review is really about the Candlelight Tour which begins at the Lighthouse and given by Alain Melanson, who is a 10th generation Acadian. Alain also does a tour of the Garrison Graveyard, which I hear is excellent (we missed it!). He is very knowledgeable about history - especially the Acadian and Mi'maw past. He weaves his own family stories... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is lovely little lighthouse in a pretty town. I wish we had more time to visit the lighthouse and area.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Would highly recommend the lovely riverside walk in Annapolis Royal which is punctuated by this pretty Lighthouse!

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