The Keeper’s Memories

Duration: Tuesday - Saturday, 2PM

Location: Cape Forchu Lighthouse









Under 12

Take a stroll with us along the Leif Erikson Trail and hear the tales of lighthouse keepers, shipwrecks and Vikings!

  • Learn about the life, triumphs and tragedies of the first five light keepers at Cape Forchu.
  • Hear about the rich Viking lore of the Yarmouth region.
  • Get caught up in the tales of shipwrecks and rescues.

Tour begins at 2PM.

Moderate 1 mile walk.

Photo opportunities en-route.

Free parking.

Dress warmly.

Pet friendly.

Yarmouth Walking Tours offers visitors as well as locals a unique way to explore Cape Forchu Lightstation.

The Keeper’s Memories tour will take you on an informative and interesting adventure along the Leif Erikson trail at Cape Forchu. With eight stopping points along the way, guests will learn about the original light keepers, Viking lore and shipwrecks that befell the area. The tour will take you to scenic look-offs with views of the lighthouse, the Gulf of Maine and you may catch a glimpse of fishing boats coming in and out of Yarmouth harbour, all with an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide.

We’ll leisurely cover approximately 1 mile of paved and gravel trails. Be prepared for some rolling hills and rocky terrain.  Wear comfy shoes, bring a sweater or jacket in case of a sudden increase in wind, and get ready to experience Cape Forchu in a totally different way!

Look for your tour guide in the gift shop within the lighthouse.

Your Tour Guide will greet you at the gift shop within the Cape Forchu lighthouse, located at 1856 Cape Forchu, Hwy 304. There is free parking on the grounds of the lighthouse.

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Are your tours dog friendly?

We are dog people and welcome dogs on our Introduction to Yarmouth or Eerie & Ominous tour. In accordance with town and municipal bylaws, pets must be on a leash at all times and you are responsible for picking up after your pet.

Due to food safety laws, pets are unable to accompany you on the Pirates & Pints Pub Crawl. If you travel with a service animal, please reach out in advance.

Are children allowed?

Children are permitted on both the Introduction to Yarmouth and Eerie & Ominous tour.

In regards to the Eerie & Ominous tour we advise you to use your discretion as we will be sharing some spooky stories. If you would allow your child to read GooseBumps books the tour is appropriate.

Children are not permitted on the Pirates & Pints Pub Crawl. All participants for this tour must be 19+.

Do I need to purchase tickets in advance?

Yes. Advanced ticket purchase is required. To maximize your chances of getting the date, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book in advance.

Bookings will close 6 hours before the tour departure time. Please plan accordingly.

What do we do in case of bad weather?

Tours will only be cancelled in the event of heavy rainfall or lightning. Fog, light drizzle or wind will not affect our usual schedule.  We advise you to check the weather conditions for your days event and dress appropriately.

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"We did the Keeper's Memories walk and seemingly on cue a fog rolled in as we arrived at Cape Forchu. It was a bit chilly, but our walk and the tales we heard were fantastic and captivating. As we headed back to the lighthouse to end the event and take pictures, the fog magically lifted!"

Evan H - Winnipeg, MB

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