About Us

Our Story

Harbour Light Campground was first established in 1964.

Past Owners of Harbour Light Campground, Sam and Minne

Minnie and Samuel Smith owned the land and thought it would be a great place to build a campground. Starting small, Sam and Minnie developed the site and soon found they had a thriving community on their hands. They passed the campground to their daughter Eleanor and son-in-law Ron MacDonald. Ron’s son, Cameron, is the current owner and a mainstay at the campground. What started as a small business with 20 or so sites, grew over the years to have 150+ sites that the campground boasts today.

Image of Harbour Light Campground in it's early days, including trailers.
Our campground’s name was inspired by the lighthouse that shone out over the harbour opening across from our park. It was originally built in 1834 but had to be rebuilt in 1903 and was one of the oldest in NS. On July 5th, 2004 a fire consumed the lighthouse ending its 101-year reign. Although a committee was put together in the hopes of building a new lighthouse, they were unable to gain any traction. As such, a mechanical beacon soon replaced the lighthouse. See here for more info: Pictou Landing Lighthouse

We Are Proud Of......

Years in Business
Wonderful employees
Image of the original founder of Harbour Light Campground and the current owner as a child.

Sam with Cameron and his sister in front of the campground in 1976.

As a fourth generation business, Harbour Lights is in our blood. The current owner, Cameron, along with his four children were largely raised at the campground. We gained an appreciation for family business and the strong sense of familial community that characterizes our campground.

Image of the current owner's children.

Cameron's children in 2001.

In 2011 our campground was awarded the Pineapple Award from Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia. This award is presented to an individual or business that went above and beyond the call to service. The award is based on stories/reviews clients submit. You can find the story as to why our campground was presented this award by clicking the award image.