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Yarmouth Warden John Cunningham and Argyle MLA Colton LeBlanc shake hands after cutting the ribbon to open new, accessible viewing decks at the Cape Forchu lightstation on May 17, 2024 (Acadia News)

New viewing decks unveiled at Cape Forchu lightstation

By Kevin Northup May 17, 2024 | 1:56 PM

Two brand new viewing decks are in place at the Cape Forchu lightstation.

Accessibility was a key word, as now everyone can get a better view around Yarmouth’s most popular tourist attraction.

The work was funded by all three levels of government, at nearly $600,000.

Municipality of Yarmouth Warden John Cunningham says it’s huge for the region.

“We keep talking about things for people to do, there’s even more out here at the Cape now. We still have our amazing Leif Erikson trail, along with better views of the ocean,” said Cunningham.

Argyle MLA Colton LeBlanc says the lighthouse and property are important for tourism in the area.

“I may be biased, but this is the most beautiful lighthouse in Nova Scotia. We’re really happy to collaborate with our partners to meet our accessibility goals in the province as well,” said LeBlanc.

A grand opening was held Friday, a new restaurant is also featured on the property this year.