Canadian Coast Guard
Brier Island is known as a good place for whale and seabird watching.
Tower Height: 60
Height of Focal Plane: 95
Characteristic and Range: Flash 0.2 s; eclipse 2.8 s; flash 0.2 s; eclipse 2.8 s; flash 0.2 s; eclipse 11.8 s. Visible for 17 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: White, concrete octagonal tower, three red horizontal bands, red octagonal lantern.
This light is operational
1809: Wooden tower. 1832: Octagonal wooden tower, burned 1944.
Date Established: 1809
Date Present Tower Built: 1944
Date Automated: 1987
Fog Signal: Automated horn, blast 3s; sil. 3s; blast 3s; sil. 51s.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Grounds only.
Take Route 217 from Digby. There are two short ferry crossings to Brier Island, the first to Long Island (every half-hour) and the second to Westport on Brier Island (hourly). On the island, the lighthouse is at the end of a gravel road off Wellington Street. There is a short walk uphill from the parking area.