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“A True adventure” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cape Forchu Lightstation

Cape Forchu Lightstation
Highway 304 to Cape Forchu | 1856 Cape Forchu, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 4A7, Canada
+1 7424522
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Ranked #1 of 11 attractions in Yarmouth
Type: Lighthouses
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Owner description: 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, Tea Room, Leif Erikson Park with walking trails and Interpretative panels, guided walking tours by reservation, picnic tables, courtesy cart, public washrooms, parking for all types of vehicles. Bring your camera! Open daily 12-7, mid-May to mid-October, weather permitting.
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A True adventure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

I'd visited Yarmouth many times before-- especially enjoyed watching it develop,improve the numerous facilities available to the US tourists travelling on the ferry from Portland Maine.It's full of the history of it's important situation on the Southern Shore of Nova Scotia.
But last year my friends took me to the Cape Forchu station. All I can say is " eat your heart out Peggy's cove!" That's an easy option for visitors to Halifax and it's a pretty site.
At Cape Forchu you see the true energies and majesty of the seas around their point.This is nature at it's rawest and quite breathtaking. And it has a visitors centre with refreshments
For US tourists I say that Yarmouth and Portland need your tourism. They have so much to offer the tourist Please action a return of the ferry.
For Brits,Europeans I say that Nova Scotia has a beautiful and friendly South Shore full of history and spectacular scenery--- Please do move beyond the Halifax/Lunenberg/Mahone Bay sites. This is Nova Scotia at it's proudest,best and rawest.

Visited June 2012
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Burlington, NS
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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“Wild weather”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Cape Fourchu is a lovely drive from Yarmouth, passing by the lobster boats and pretty coves. We went there during a hurricane-force storm, and the waves were amazing.

Visited February 2013
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Holland Landing
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“A true maritime moment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

This picture perfect lighthouse has to be seen .After embracing its location and natural maritime
beauty, it is an experience to stand beside this iconic applecore shaped tower. You get a feeling
that this is Nova Scotia's" statue of liberty". This lighthouse left such an impression on us,
that I built a 7 foot identical replica that graces our property in Ontario.
The volunteers at Cape Forchu are proud of their gem and offer much information and
stories of its historical past.
No tourist traps here. A true maritime moment for everyone who ventures to see this unusual
one of a kind lighthouse.

Visited September 2012
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful relaxation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

A wonderful first sighting of the sea in all it's natural freshness...a lovely couple of hours of refreshment of the senses after long trip...

Visited October 2012
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“Cape Wow!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Beautiful - once in a lifetime experience! Breathtaking views! Great picture oppotunities. A great Nova Scotia Experience.

Visited November 2012
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