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Welcome to NSLPS

“Welcome to the official website of the Nova Scotia Lighthouse Preservation Society (NSLPS), founded in 1994. Nova Scotia has the largest number of lights of any province in Canada, and some of the oldest, including Sambro, the oldest continuously operating lighthouse in the Americas.”

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THIS LIGHTHOUSE MATTERS Matching Funding Hits Half Way Mark!

There is only one week left for you to help us direct the remaining $5,000!   more...

These 14 NS lighthouses get Heritage Status!

Park Canada has released the list of 74 lighthouses that will get heritage status under the Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act. Here is the list for those in Nova Scotia.  more...

Funding Announcement to Preserve the Sambro Island Lighthouse

the Government of Canada is making a two-year investment to rehabilitate the Sambro Island Lighthouse. Minister MacKay was joined by Gerald Keddy, Member of Parliament for South Shore-St. Margaret's.  more...



The Nova Scotia Lighthouse Preservation Society (NSLPS) was founded in 1994 by lighthouse enthusiasts while on a visit to Sambro Island. The Sambro Island Lighthouse (1758) is the oldest working lighthouse in the Americas. They were concerned about the condition of the lighthouse and the keeper's houses. They set up the non-profit society to benefit all the 150 lighthouses in Nova Scotia.

In this site you will find information about 170 lighthouses, past and present. Maps and searches let you cruise around the coast or organize your visit by lighthouse name, county, date or tourist route. Sections of this site give you information about NSLPS, current lighthouse news, lighthouse sounds, reading lists, and more. This is not a static site, it will grow and change, so visit often.

All of Nova Scotia’s lighthouses have been automated and de-staffed. Some are in the care of communities and are open to the public - check them out under “Lighthouses to Visit.” Others can be seen as you drive our coasts. We have a complete sortable listing of lighthouses on “lighthouse lists.”

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