The charm of lighthouses cannot be denied. These unwavering sentinels standing tall on the edge and their pulsing lights are a reminder of days gone by and maritime heritage that runs deep.

With thousands of kilometres of coastline, Nova Scotia has a staggering number of lighthouses. In fact, with a total of 287 lighthouses, this is the largest number in Canada.

Prim Point Lighthouse stands watch over the deep water passage where the current Fundy Rose ferry goes back and forth between Digby and Saint John.

1. Prim Point Lighthouse

Inside the lighthouse, you'll find a wealth of artifacts here including photos, quilts, carvings, and archival prints.

2. Gilbert's Cove Lighthouse

3. Belliveau Cove Lighthouse

It guards the narrow passageway leading into the cove and is your classic tapered square wooden tower with red accents.

The lighthouse sits atop sprawling steep cliffs that reach out into the open water.

4. Cape St. Mary's Lighthouse

When you visit, make sure to partake in one of the two climbing experiences, which include a spiral staircase climb to the top of the tower and a full great view of the cape.

5. Cape Forchu Lighthouse

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