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.

Getting here

1034 rue du Phare
Pointe-au-Père QC G5M 1L8

Hours of operation

July 1 to October 9

Every day, from 9 am to 6 pm. Ticket office closes at 5 pm.

Complete schedule


Free admission in 2017. Other fees still apply.
For information about fees, please consult Pointe-au-Père Maritime Historic Site.

Contact us

Telephone toll-free: 1-888-773-8888

Featured things to do

Climb to the top to admire the river in all its splendour!

An exceptional heritage treasure, the 33-metre tall lighthouse provides a unique perspective on the St. Lawrence River.