Climb the Light Experience at Cape Forchu
Climb the tallest lighthouse in Nova Scotia that is open to public tours to the lantern room and enjoy a full panoramic view of Cape Forchu, Yarmouth Harbour, and the Atlantic Ocean!
For the 2023 season, a full tour can be booked online in advance or you can show up onsite with no booking for a “Quick Climb”. Operating hours are 9am to 4pm daily, starting May 20th, with tours offered approx. every 30 minutes. Private tours may be arranged for groups of 6 or more, please inquire for availability.
All tower climbs are accompanied by a guide, with a maximum group size of 6 people. Participants must be at least 48” tall and weigh less than 250 pounds. Please check in for your tour inside the keeper’s residence building.
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2023 Tour Options
Climb the Light Experience (full tour)
- $15/person or $7.50/child under 12 (Book online in advance)
Enjoy a brief but informative history of Cape Forchu shared by our knowledgeable guides. This tour will last approx. 30 minutes, with a climb up the 77 spiral steps to the top of the tower where you’ll marvel at the spectacular view. Our guide will point out the sites and happily answer your questions.
Please check our availability calendar and reserve online – more dates/times may be added if demand warrants. Be sure to review the safety rules prior to booking. Liability waiver required. Maximum 6 participants per tour.
Plan to arrive 10 minutes prior to your tour time to allow for check-in and waiver signatures if not completed online prior to arrival.
- $10/person or $5/child under 12
- No advance booking
- Offered approx. every 30 minutes during our operating hours of 9am to 4pm daily
Don’t wish to commit to a specific time? Not interested in the historical narrative or have children with short attention spans? The Quick Climb tour is first come, first served with 6 climbers permitted per tour (possible wait times on busy days!). It’s offered daily with no advance booking permitted. After a brief review of the climbing rules, our guide will take you up the 77 spiral steps to the top of the tower to view the sights and take pictures. Tour will last approx. 15 minutes. No narrative will be provided by the guide.
Liability waiver required. Be sure to review the safety rules prior to climbing. Tickets are purchased onsite in the Keeper’s Residence building.