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Leif Ericson Park


Record #: YAR0051
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2020
Last Full Update: 01 Mar 2020


Located In Cape Forchu
Where To Find Us
1856 Hwy 304, Yarmouth County
Cape Forchu, NS B5A 5G7
Areas Served Yarmouth County


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Phone 902-742-7159; 902-742-4522 (seasonal)
Contact Derek Sutherland, Director of Public Works, Municipality of Yarmouth; Phone: 902-742-7353 * 902-742-7557; Email:
Mailing Address c/o Municipality of Yarmouth 
932 Highway 1 
Hebron, NS B5A 5Z5
Fax 902-742-3164

Description & Services

Located at the tip of scenic Cape Forchu, approximately 10 minutes from the Town of Yarmouth. 
Walk the shorelines in Leif Ericson Park enjoying the views and crisp salty air of the Yarmouth Harbour. 
Enjoy the view of working fishing boats, the Nova Star Ferry passing in and out of the Yarmouth Harbour, or become mesmerized by the beauty of the sea. 
Also a wonderful place for a picnic, there are over 19 acres of well groomed grounds surrounding the light allowing visitors to appreciate the magnificent scenery. 
This area served as the exact filming location of Robert Eggers, The Lighthouse  
The Leif Ericson Park, a new development of walking paths, picnic sites, and benches with views, located at the southern tip of the site, is surrounded by water and affords a great photo opportunity to watch sunsets. 
Find a Hidden Treasure - There are a few geo-caches on site! 
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Hours May 15 - September 15