Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse National Historic Site
From atop Pointe-au-Père lighthouse, the St. Lawrence appears even more magnificent than at ground level. On the shore of what is considered one of the most difficult waterways to navigate, the Pointe-au-Père navigational aid station has provided the best pilots to take charge of ships sailing between North America and Europe, making it a vital site. As well, it was also off Pointe-au-Père that the grand cruise ship, the Empress of Ireland, tragically sank in 1914.
Visiting Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse National Historic Site
Things to do at Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse National Historic Site, including visit the lighthouse, exhibitions, dairy bar, red chairs and more.
How to get here, fees, dates and hours of operation.
Daily visitor fees. Free admission for youth.
History and image gallery.
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Contact Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse National Historic Site
Hours of operation
Come visit the lighthouse, the lightkeeper's house, the assistant lightkeeper's house and the foghorn building in 2023!
From August 21 to October 9, 2023
From 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The ticket office closes at 4:30 p.m.
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