Lighthouses abound around the shores of Nova Scotia and they are an iconic part of the province’s past and present. Below, we’ve got a list of the must visits on your next trip.

1. Peggy’s Point Lighthouse

The lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove isn’t just the most popular lighthouse in Nova Scotia, it’s also one of the most popular in all of Canada. Set along the rocky shore of this quaint fishing village, a visit to this spot should be on the top of everyone’s list when visiting the province.
Peggy’s Point Lighthouse, 185 Peggys Point Rd., Peggy’s Cove, Canada

Peggy’s Cove | © Paul Bica/Flickr

2. Fort Point Lighthouse

Fort Point looks more like an actual home than the typical tower-like lighthouse, and is a rare example of pre-Confederations lighthouses. Located in Liverpool on the South Shore, the property is open year round to the public.

Fort Point Lighthouse, Lighthouse Rd, Liverpool, Canada

3. Brier Island Lighthouse

Brier Island LightHouse WikiCommons

This iconic lighthouse marks the beginning of the Bay of Fundy and is still operational today. Its red-and-white striped exterior set against the beautiful Bay of Fundy makes for the perfect photo op!

Brier Island Lighthouse, 720 Lighthouse Rd, Digby, Canada

Brier Island Lighthouse | © Dennis Jarvis/WikiCommons

4. Masstown Market Lighthouse

Market, Farmers' Market, Canadian, Seafood

A great view with a side of fish and chips! That’s what you’ll find at the Masstown Market lighthouse, located just west of Truro. The lighthouse, which is open to the public, houses a delicious fish and chips spot and is next to the Masstown Market.

5. Cape d’Or Lighthouse

Cape Dor Lighthouse WikiCommons

This spot is more than just a day trip – you can actually spend your whole vacation here! Next to the lighthouse, you’ll find both a restaurant and a guest house, which is the converted LightKeeper’s residence. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy a proper Maritime vacation.

Cape d’Or Lighthouse, 1 Cape Dor Rd, Advocate Harbour, Canada, +1 902 670 8314

Cape d’Or | © Dennis Jarvis/WikiCommons

6. Cape George Lighthouse


Head to the Northumberland shore for a day by the sea. This lighthouse overlooks the St. George Bay, and on a clear day you can catch views of Prince Edward Island and Cape Breton. You can also enjoy a visit to the nearby park, the Tuna Interpretive Centre, and Boyd’s Seafood restaurant.

Cape George Lighthouse, 152 Lighthouse Rd, Antigonish, Canada

7. Louisbourg Lighthouse

Louisbourg Lighthouse Flickr

Cape Breton’s Louisbourg Lighthouse stands at 55 feet tall and is part of the largest historic reconstruction in Canada.

Louisbourg Lighthouse, 555 Havenside Rd, Louisbourg, Canada, +1 902 733 2844

Louisbourg Lighthouse | © Dennis Jarvis/Flickr

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