Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Information

Many services listed in our Community Recreation Database ( / NS Trails Guide have reduced hours or are currently closed to the public. We advise that you call ahead to confirm services / trails are open and available before attending in person.

Follow Public Health guidelines for the county you are in.  Always wear a mask in public, including outdoors where physical distancing cannot be maintained.

Please refer to for more details.

Point Prim Lighthouse

Located In Municipality of the District of Digby
Where To Find Us
1417 Lighthouse Rd
Bayview, NS
Canada B0V 1A0
Areas Served Annapolis Valley Region ; Digby (Town) ; Digby County ; Municipality of the District of Digby ; Nova Scotia
Social Media Facebook Instagram
Contact Jonathan Riley, trail coordinator; Phone: 9022452861; Email:
Description & Services
Trail Rating Very little hill or stair climbing Walk is almost entirely on pavement, probably suitable for baby strollers Wilderness/Nature
Information Point Prim, jutting out into the Bay of Fundy at the mouth of the Digby Gut, offers spectacular views of the sea and shore. 
The view is so good and so easy to get to, Digby fishermen often drive here to check the weather “outside” on the bay. 
You’ll see crashing surf; lots of birds and other wildlife; you can watch fishing boats coming, going and hauling lobster traps and see the Fundy Rose ferry to New Brunswick steaming in and out of Digby Gut. 
Seals regularly hang out here, occasionally porpoise swim by and, if you’re really lucky, whales will put on a show you can watch from shore. 
Point Prim is also just a great place to sit and relax and enjoy the refreshing sea breezes and listen to the waves. 
The grounds around the lighthouse include a small park with a roomy parking lot, short trails leading to the best vantage points, interpretation signs, picnic table and benches. 
It is possible for experienced and strong hikers to follow the shore 2.2 km west to a granite monument commemorating the shipwreck of the SS Princess Louise in 1883. Hikers need to be prepared for rising tides, slippery rocks, difficult climbing and a very exposed and isolated coastline without cellphone service. 
Point Prim is just 10 minutes from Digby at the far northern end of Lighthouse Road. 
Starting at the roomy gravelled parking lot, 200 metres of crusher dust trail lead to viewing points, benches, picnic tables and offer access to the rocky shore ledges. 
Please exercise safe outdoor recreation practices and always remember to tell someone where you are going and when you expect to return.  
Please do not leave valuables in your vehicle.  
Hunting is a popular activity in Nova Scotia.  
Please remember you are hiking in a wilderness area, and wearing “hunter orange” is advisable during hunting seasons (September to the latter part of December).
Accessibility Partially Wheelchair Accessible
Special Information
Tags Annapolis Valley Connect ; Hiking ; Lighthouse ; NS Trail Guide ; Park ; Recreation Categories ; Trails ; Winter Programs
Categories - General Hiking Trails