Cape d’Or Lighthouse
Cape d’Or is located at the end of the world with dramatic cliffs dropping down into the Bay of Fundy. This is a photographer’s paradise. Spend the night in the guest house, enjoy a meal at the restaurant, or simply take in the rugged beauty. If you time things right, you can take in the spectacle of the Dory Riptides (the only place in the world where three tides converge to form extremely turbulent waters). There are several hiking trails to explore. Keep your eyes open for both bird and marine wildlife.
Open mid May unti mid October
A foghorn was placed here in 1875 to warn fishermen of the dory rips. The first lighthouse was built in 1922 and replaced by the current lighthouse in 1965. It has been fully automated since 1989.
GPS Coordinates: 450 17.577’N 640 46.383’W
Follow Hwy 209 west, 40 kilometers past Parrsboro.
Turn left (south) on to Back St.
Take the first left (south) onto Capr D’Or Rd.
Follow for just over 5 km to a small parking lot located above the Cape D’Or Lighthouse. Walk down the path to reach the restaurant, guest house and lighthouse.
- Parking Lot
- Wheelchair Access
- Picnic Tables
- Fire Pits
- Off-Leash Area
- Change Rooms
More Historic Sites
Walk along the ocean floor at low tide, thirty feet below high tide. Keep your eyes open for fossils and interesting rocks.
Climb the stairs to the top of a stone tower for a scenic view overlooking Halifax’s Northwest Arm.
Climb to the top of a lighthouse for a scenic view of the Minas Basin.