Impact of COVID-19 on Cape Forchu

June 30th, 2020 Update

We are pleased to announce that the Keeper's Kitchen and Gift Shop are now re-opened. Cape Forchu Visitor hosts are also on-site to assist and welcome you during your visits. The restaurant, gift shop and staff are available from 8 am - 4 pm daily.

Please remember to respect and follow physical distancing and health and safety protocols while in the restaurant, gift shop or when interacting with staff. Thanks in advance - we hope to see you at Cape Forchu this summer!

May 2nd, 2020 Update

We are happy to share that, with restrictions in place, Cape Forchu Lighthouse and the Leif Erikson Trail are now re-opened! 😀

Please note the conditions and restrictions in place ⬇️
✅ Lighthouse grounds and trail are open
❎ Restaurant and gift shop remain closed
⚠️ Visitors are to continue social and physical distancing rules (stay 6ft or 2m apart as much as possible)
⚠️ If there is a full parking lot, please consider returning later 🙂
⚠️ Go only with your immediate family and not to gather with others
⚠️ Let's all enjoy the lighthouse - please stay an appropriate time and not too long or all day - be respectful of others
🚻 On-site public washrooms remain closed, however, a portable restroom will be delivered in the next few days

Keep an eye on our social media pages and website for further updates!

March 24th, 2020 Update

Cape Forchu Lighthouse and the Leif Erikson Trail are now closed as per Minister Porter’s declaration of a provincial state of emergency due to COVID-19.

Important resources and links

  • You risk a fine if found in violation of accessing the grounds at Cape Forchu, not following the self-isolation protocols or practicing social distancing. For more information on the provincial state of emergency visit:
  • For up to date information and resources regarding COVID-19 for travelers visit:

How to enjoy Cape Forchu while staying at home

  • Continue to vote and follow along with our "Cape Forchu March Photo Madness" tournament. We love the friendly competition! Next poll and vote will resume tomorrow at 10 am.
  • Be a "virtual traveler" and visit Cape Forchu from the comfort of your home on webcam:

We will update you as soon as our site and trail are opened to the public again.

Stay safe and see you at Cape Forchu as soon as possible!