The Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse played a primordial role in the history of navigation on the St. Lawrence River. The existing lighthouse, built in 1909, is the third to be built on the site and is the second tallest in Canada. The Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse celebrated its centennial in 2009.
Accompanied by an interpreter guide, climb to the top of this unusual structure and take in the view of the St. Lawrence. Explore the exhibits in the lighthouse keeper’s house and the foghorn shed.
Also visit the Onondaga
, the only submarine open to the public in Canada, and the Empress of Ireland Pavilion, which commemorates this maritime tragedy through a 3D multimedia show as well as an exhibit of artefacts rescued from the wreck.
Managed in partnership with the Pointe-au-Père Maritime Historic Site
, this national historic site is a remarkable witness to our maritime past.
- Opening dates
From June to October
- Early June to mid-October: from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Off-season: upon reservation for groups.
- Visit our website for more information.
- Recommended for groups and during high season
- Payment methods
No pets allowed
Restaurant or snack bar
- How to get there
Via Highway 20, exit 621, or Route 132, take Rue Père-Nouvel towards the St. Lawrence.
- Affiliations and distinctions
- Tourisme Bas-Saint-Laurent