The Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse played a primary 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 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 lightkeeper’s house and the foghorn shed.
Also visit the Onondaga, the only submarine open to the public in Canada, and the Empress of Ireland Museum, which commemorates this maritime tragedy through a multimedia show as well as a large exhibit of artefacts rescued from the wreck.
On July 13, 2017, come and celebrate Québec Lighthouse Day! A day of activities for the whole family will be organized at the Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse. The schedule will be available on the Journée québécoise des phares website (in French only).
Managed in partnership with the Pointe-au-Père Maritime Historic Site, this national historic site is a remarkable witness to our maritime past.
July1 to October 9, 2017
Schedule9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (tickets sold until 5 p.m.); off-season: upon reservation for groups
CostVisit the Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse National Historic Site for free in 2017! To mark Canada’s 150th anniversary, admission is free in 2017 for all national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas operated by Parks Canada. Welcome!
ReservationsRecommended for groups and during high season
- Childrens playground
- Picnic area
- No pets allowed
- Restaurant or snack bar
- Free parking
How to get there
Take exit 621 off Highway 20 or Route 132, then take Avenue du Père-Nouvel towards the St. Lawrence.
Affiliations and distinctions
- Tourisme Bas-Saint-Laurent