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Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse National Historic Site


Climb to the top of one of Canada’s tallest lighthouses to discover the St. Lawrence from a different angle. Linger over its architecture and exhibitions. Navigate the river’s maritime history! 

Featured Activities

Climb to the top to admire the river in all its splendour!
The 33-metre tall lighthouse provides a unique perspective on the St. Lawrence River. Nearly unique in Canada, the architecture of the Pointe-au-Père lighthouse is striking with its reinforced concrete tower supported by eight buttresses, its dioptric light and original interior staircase still intact.


Dive Your History!
This exhibit showcases 50 photos bearing witness to the richness of our underwater heritage. You’ll travel from one end of the country to the other and explore submerged archaeological sites that the general public has no access to! Where? In the lighthouse keeper’s house.





For more information about activities, please visit the Web site maintained by our partner Site historique maritime de Pointe-au-Père.