Welcome!

Welcome to the Port Bickerton Lighthouse! Located on Nova Scotia’s rugged Eastern Shore, our lighthouse has guided North Atlantic mariners to safety and security for over a century, and continues to do so today.

Since 1997, it has also been the site of the Nova Scotia Lighthouse Interpretive Centre, which is open on a seasonal basis to offer information to visitors about the history of the Port Bickerton Lighthouse and Nova Scotia’s rich maritime lighthouse tradition.

Since May, 2014, the newly-renovated lightkeeper’s residence on site is being operated as an artist retreat. For further details, click on the Artist-in-Residence Programme box on the left of this page.

Port Bickerton Lighthouse: Aerial Shot

We believe that lighthouses are iconic symbols which link the past to the present to the future. As such, they deserve to be preseved and protected for future generations to enjoy and respect.

We hope you will enjoy exploring the contents of this website further, just as we hope you will enjoy visiting and exploring the Port Bickerton Lighthouse site itself.”