There are several theories as to how it came to be called Devils Island. Some are rooted in spooky tales, but the accepted explanation comes from the anglicized spelling of Deval,the family name of an early French settler on the island.
Devil’s Island Lighthouse
Devils Island is roughly thirty-seven acres in size and is the outermost island in Halifax Harbour. The island guards the southeast approach to Halifax and is situated just offshore from the community of Eastern Passage.