The Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse played a key 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 exhibitiions in the lightkeeper’s house and foghorn shed.
Also visit the Onondaga, the only submarine open to the public in Canada, and the Empress of Ireland Museum, which commemorates the tragic sinking of the Empress of Irland through a multimedia show as well as a large exhibition 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.
July 6 to October 12, 2020
Schedule9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (tickets sold until 5 p.m.); off-season: upon reservation for groups
CostVisit the website for more information. Free for children under 18!
ReservationsRecommended for groups and during high season
- Travelers Cheque
- 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
- Tourisme Rimouski
- Pointe-au-Père Maritime Historic Site
- Corporation des gestionnaires de phare de l'estuaire et du golfe du Saint-Laurent