Some Parks Canada places have begun a safe, gradual reopening of some outdoor areas and services, including camping. Visitors are encouraged to plan ahead and be well-prepared for their visit. Details here.

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.

Hours of operation

The site is currently closed.

Fees

Free admission for youth 17 and under. 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
Email: information@pc.gc.ca

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.

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