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.


  1. Oh, i wish there are devils there and it’s not just a French name. LOL. Do you feel haunted when visiting it? They could do a Halloween party each year. Hahaha. I would love to attend.


  2. So interesting, it’s amazing how human languages change over the years. I’d love to stand there to smell the salty sea. 🇨🇦❤️


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