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Ballantyne's Wharf Cape George
 View of Ballantyne's Wharf on Cape George 
(Photograph courtesy of Conrad Poirier)

The Cape George Lighthouse is situated at Cape George Point which overlooks the waters of St. George’s Bay.

Directions: Travelling from Antigonish take route 337 which hugs the shoreline along Cape George through small fishing communities overlooking the Northumberland Strait. This scenic drives covers a distance of 53 km(33mi.) which weaves past the lighthouse and on to Malignant Cove.

Alternate Routes: Take Hawthorne St. in Antigonish town connecting to route 245. Turn right at Malignant Cove and onto route 337. This route takes the exact opposite direction to the immediate access of highway 337. A third access to Cape George is the use of exit 27 on the trans Canada at Sutherland’s River, Pictou county. Follow route 245 east that joins route 337 at Malignant Cove, a total distance of 62.2 km(41.8mi.)to the lighthouse road. The road leading off route 337 to the Light is marked Lighthouse Road.and is 0.7m(0.4mi)long. There is parking and an interpretation board is located near the light.

Winter view of Cape George Mini Trail
Winter view of Cape George Mini Trail
(Photograph courtesy of Conrad Poirier)

Sailing Directions for Cape George and Ballantyne's Cove Wharf (Location of Tuna Centre)
Sailing directions are taken from "Atlantic Coast: List of Lights, Buoys and Fog Signals" published by Fisheries and Oceans Canada 2001.)



Latitude N.
Longitude W.


Ballantynes Cove Wharf On S. side of wharf.
45    51    29.9
61    55    09


Cape George On cape.
45    52    26.5
61    54    04

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