Canada’s First Heritage Lighthouse
Canada’s ocean shoreline, at 243,000 kilometers, is the longest in the world. Just minutes off the world famous Cabot Trail, you will find Canada’s first and only federally designated “heritage” lighthouse on any of Canada’s three oceans. Built in 1915 and relocated to Dingwall in 2010, the St. Paul South West Lighthouse is also the first cast iron lighthouse constructed in Canada.
The lighthouse is a standing tribute to the Lightkeepers and their families. Climb the stairs and view the rotating clockwork and rare Fresenel lens. Step back in time to when seamen and vessels relied on lighthouses for navigation. Experience what life was like on a isolated island; the storms and hardships and viewing the artifacts by hearing their stories and viewing the artifacts in our museum located besides the light.
Open 7 days a week, during the season, 10:00 am. – 5:00 pm. Tel: 902-285-0304. Guided Tours. Free Admission & Gift Shop. Located at 575 Dingwall Road, Dingwall, Nova Scotia B0C 1G0