Museums & Heritage
For Immediate Release
77 Steps Give Visitors New Perspective on Cape Forchu
Climb the Light, a one-of-a-kind experience, opens at the Lighthouse!
<June 22nd, 2021 – Hebron, NS> A new experience will open today at Cape Forchu Lighthouse in Yarmouth, NS – visitors will be able to climb all 77 steps to the top of the 23 metre tall lighthouse and take in the views from the top– out to sea, over the rocky headland, across the Yarmouth area and beyond. This experience is the first project out of the Cape Forchu Master plan created in June of 2020 by EDM Planning Services Ltd.
“We are so excited to be able to open Climb the Light in time for this Summer season! It will put Cape Forchu on the map and will get us one step closer to the goal of a top tourist destination worldwide.” said CAO Victoria Brooks, “Locally, we know the value and beauty of the Cape and it’s our pleasure to share that with the rest of the world.”
The Cape Forchu Masterplan is a 6 phase plan to create a globally recognized tourism destination at the site. The Climb the Light experience is the first step and future plans include a Leif Erikson salt marsh, fog alarm building look-off, light station accessibility upgrades and look-off, rocky ridge walk, expanded parking lot, restaurant and gift shop, an immersive museum experience at the keeper’s house – all topped off with an events lawn and a dining pavilion.
“Council recognizes the importance of Cape Forchu and its history in the community. Now that history will be shared with a view.” said Warden John Cunningham, “As a Council, we are proud of the lighthouse and hope that lots of great community memories will be made there in the future.”
Climb the Light tours will be available to book online as of today, June 22nd, 2021 – bookings can be made online at www.capeforchu.com
Victoria Brooks, CAO
Municipality of the District of Yarmouth
Cape Forchu Site Manager