Canadian Coast Guard
This lighthouse is still an active aid to navigation and also serves as a tourist information kiosk for the town of Annapolis Royal. The town is the oldest in Canada; it was founded in 1605.
Tower Height: 28
Height of Focal Plane: 30
Characteristic and Range: Fixed red, visible for 8 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: White, square pyramidal wooden tower with red lantern.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1889
Date Present Tower Built: 1889
Current Use: Active aid to navigation, information kiosk.
Open To Public? Yes (lower part).
This lighthouse is easily accessible from Route 101. Take Route 8 into Annapolis Royal (it becomes St. George Street) and the lighthouse will be on your left.
Keepers: Michael Riordan (1889- ?)