Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse National Historic Site

1034, rue du Phare
Rimouski (Quebec) Canada
G5M 1L8
Phone:
+418-724-6214
Toll free:
+1-888-773-8888
Email:
information@canada.ca

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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.


Opening dates

July 6 to October 12, 2020


Schedule

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (tickets sold until 5 p.m.); off-season: upon reservation for groups

Cost

Visit the website for more information. Free for children under 18!

Reservations

Recommended for groups and during high season

Payment methods

  • Visa  Visa
  • MasterCard  MasterCard
  • Interac  Interac
  • Cheque  Cheque
  • Cash  Cash
  • Travelers Cheque  Travelers Cheque

Activities available

Interpretation Sites
Accompanied by an interpreter guide, climb to the top of this unusual structure and take in the view of the St. Lawrence. Explore the exhibitions in the lighthouse keeper’s house and foghorn shed.
Lighthouses
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.
Maritime Heritage
This navigational aid station, among the most important in Canada, helps visitors better understand the complexity of the St. Lawrence River and the role played by the Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse, one of the tallest in the country.


Services

  • Picnic area
  • No pets allowed
  • Boutique
  • 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

Affiliations

  • 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

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