Devils Island Southwest Lighthouse

This old photograph shows the two lighthouses on Devils Island. The lighthouse on the left is the lost Southwest Lighthouse of which only some foundation stones remain.

Photo - © Halifax Herald

Houses on Devils Island

Devils Island is located at the entrance to Halifax Harbour south east of McNabs Island. This island was inhabited by fisher families and had two lighthouses. The South East Lighthouse is still standing and operating, but the South West Lighthouse was demolished and all that remains is part of the foundation.

Photo - © Halifax Herald, Houses On Devil's Island
This photograph shows the houses which once stood on Devil's Island. They numbered as many as 40. The South East Lighthouse can be seen above the houses in the center.

Devils Island South West Lighthouse Locator Map


  • County: HRM
  • Region: Halifax Metro
  • Body of Water: Eastern Passage
  • Scenic Drive: Halifax / Dartmouth
  • Site Access: By Boat
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  • Off Shore: Yes
  • Still Standing: No
  • Still Operating: No

Contact NSLPS

C/O Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
1675 Lower Water Street
Halifax NS, Canada B3J 1S3