Prepared to be Blown Away!
Discover the locals’ favourite hidden treasure and be “blown away” by the magnificent setting of the Louisbourg Lighthouse. As you stand on the rocky cliffs gazing out at the harbour entrance with its islands and mighty fortress, you feel an incredible sense of place. Listen to the ocean rumbling at your feet and imagine the hundreds and hundreds of ships and fishing boats that have sailed in and out of this harbour since the 1600s.
This historic site, where Canada’s first lighthouse was first lit in 1734, offers one of the most picturesque coastal vistas in Nova Scotia. The existing lighthouse was built in 1923 and although not open to the public will defy you not to take its picture. Lighthouse Point is a great place for a picnic, a romantic photo or to just sit and enjoy the fresh ocean breeze.
Directions: From Route 22 (Main Street and Fleur-de-Lis Trail) in Louisbourg, turn east onto Havenside Road at the northern end of the waterfront and follow it for 3.2 km (2 miles) to Louisbourg Lighthouse.